Does dark chocolate have caffeine
The caffeine content of any chocolate product depends on the amount of cocoa used to make it. Normally, the darker the chocolate, the more caffeine it contains. Here is a list of some popular chocolate products and the caffeine content:
- Dark chocolate (70-85 percent solid cocoa solids) contains 81 milligrams per 100 grams
- Dark chocolate for cooking (40-50 percent solid cocoa solids) contains 42 milligrams per 100 grams
- Milk chocolate contains 14 milligrams per 100 grams
- Chocolate cookies contain 11 milligrams per 100 grams (3 cookies)
- Chocolate ice cream contains 2 milligrams per 100 grams
- Cocoa powder contains 12 milligrams per tablespoon
- The chocolate cake contains 9 milligrams per slice
The caffeine contained in chocolate has an appetite suppressing effect and can promote the body’s metabolism. Moderate intake of chocolate can create satiety and effectively control appetite. Among all chocolates, dark chocolate has the lowest sugar and fat content, but it contains more caffeine than milk chocolate.
Although chocolate contains a lot of saturated fat, saturated fat in chocolate does not increase your cholesterol level. Over the past few years, researchers have found that chocolate contains steroids, which are healthy ingredients in green tea and red wine. Many studies now show that dark chocolate is particularly beneficial to human health.