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Thu Dec 27 10:47:54 UTC 2012

Which one is better for type2 diabetes?100%cocoa organic OR organic dark chocolate 87%cocoa dairy free.
Asked By: sarwar  

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I am more concerned with saturate fat.Organic 100%cocoa has total fat 21.7g per 100g where as organic dark chocolate 87% cocoa has 53.6g per 100g.Please advice which is better for me.
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2014-04-26 23:27:22.0

Dear sarwar,

Thank you for writing dLife!

Because you only provided me with the grams of total fat for each of these products, I am unable to determine the grams of saturated fat in either. However, the organic 100% cocoa would be better because it is a lower fat item.

The “organic” label refers to the methods of farming and production of chocolate, a product’s organic status says nothing about the amount of fat, calories, or carbohydrate in the food.

Small amounts of sweets like chocolate can be include in a healthy diet – even if you have diabetes, when you’re under good control. If you’re blood glucose levels have been running high then you should steer clear of chocolate and other sweets.

Accreditations: MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN
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2013-01-02 12:34:49.0

I'm a long term, type 2 diabetic and I use the plain, natural unsweetened Hershey's cocoa that is found on the baking aisle at most grocery stores. It is very low fat as one serving (one tablespoon or 5 grams) contains only 0.5 grams of fat, total. The saturated fat and trans fat are both listed as zero. That would make the total fat only 10 grams fat per 100 grams cocoa. Per 5 gram/1 tablespoon serving, Hershey's 100% Cocoa is also listed as having: Cholesterol - 0, Sodium - 0, Total Carb - 3 grams, Dietary fiber - 2 grams, and protein is < 1 gram. It also contains beneficial antioxidants. Hope this helps.
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