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Does chocolate have vitamins?


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June 03, 2011 9:51PM

Because milk and cocoa are key components of chocolate, there are vitamins in chocolate.

Cocoa and dark chocolate both contain B-complex vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B5 and B11. Milk and white chocolate contain large amounts of B12 from the milk, as well as vitamin A. All types of chocolate have vitamins D and E.

In addition, there are numerous minerals in chocolate. Dark chocolate has magnesium, copper, iron, manganese and zinc, which are useful for brain function, cell growth, the repair of tissue and the absorption of nutrients.