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Raw chocolate
A graph showing the amounts of polyphenols contained in cocoa, red wine, and green tea

Raw chocolate, or raw ground chocolate paste when ground, is chocolate produced from cocoa beans that does not contain any additives like sugars.


Raw chocolate represents a fast-growing segment of the chocolate industry. It is often made in small batches. It has been promoted as having higher concentrations of some nutrients,[1] although few studies have been conducted to support this.[1]

The low-heat or "cold" production process (which avoids roasting) may help to preserve the polyphenols present in cocoa.[2] Many marketers produce raw chocolate that is certified organic or fairly-traded.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b Why, Who, What (2014-07-08). "What is 'raw' chocolate?". BBC News. Retrieved 2020-04-05.((cite news)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Who, what, why: What is 'raw' chocolate? - BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved 22 March 2016.[verification needed]
  3. ^ "Cocoa farmers". Retrieved 2020-04-05.