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Is chocolate a good source of iron and minerals?

Emilia Klapp
Nutrition & Dietetics
Quality chocolate made with a good amount of cocoa powder is rich in iron and minerals. You can find 14 mg of iron in 100 g of cocoa powder. The body can absorb up to 93% of the iron found in cocoa powder. Cocoa powder also is a good source of these other minerals the body needs for good functioning: Chromium, potassium, zinc, phosphorous, copper, and manganese.

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