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Superfood Sunday

It’s a sunny sunday here at the Magic Chocolate Company, so we have decided to get stuck into some chocolate creations.  Our aim in all our chocolate making is not only to make them delicious, but also to pack them full of healthy extras.
Today we wanted to work with one of our favourite superfoods – the Goji berry (also known as Wolfberry or Lycium fruit).

Goji berries grow on an evergreen shrub found in temperate and subtropical regions in China, Mongolia and in the Himalayas in Tibet.  The Goji berry is one of the most nutritionally dense foods known, containing an impressive list of nutrients in high concentration.
Goji berries contain plant-derived polyphenolic antioxidants, and vitamins C, B1, B2, B6 and vitamin E.  They also contain more than 30 essential and trace minerals, including zinc, iron, copper, calcium, phosphorus, and selenium, as well as an amazing 18 amino acids, including all 8 essential amino acids.  And if that’s not enough, Goji berries have the richest source of carotenoids of all known foods on the planet.  Goji is truly the best food to up your body’s antioxidant activity!

To go with our Gojis we needed something equally super…Almonds.
Raw almonds are some of the healthiest, most nutritionally-dense, energy-packed fitness superfoods available.  Of all the nuts, almonds contain the most calcium, and 20% more protein (weight for weight).  They are a good source of fibre and several minerals including magnesium, iron, potassium and zinc.  They are also high in vitamin E, and contain smaller amounts of folic acid and vitamin B2.  Almonds also contain monounsaturated fats, which can help to keep our arteries supple and help prevent heart disease.
For maximum absorption of all these great minerals, almonds should be eaten with vitamin C-rich foods, so we are also adding Camu-Camu powder to this recipe. The Camu-Camu fruit has the highest recorded amount of natural vitamin C known on the planet!
Having selected our extra special ingredients and having made these delicious chocolates… we’re off to enjoy the last rays of sunday sunshine!
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All our raw chocolate is lovingly handmade, fairly traded, dairy and sugar free.

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