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Can Chocolate be Good for You?

Written by: Valentine Le Bon, March 2020

Yes! Thanks to the addition of our favourite plant-based protein- beans, our vegan chocolates are not only good for you, but they’re good for the environment too! Here's why:

 

Vegan Chocolate that’s High in Protein, Iron, and Fibre

It’s no secret that our Bean Bark contains beans, but do you know why? Well, beans are high in protein, iron, and fibre! Thanks to these little guys, our vegan chocolates pack a punch: with 14-15 g of protein per bag! All of our flavours also provide 80% of your daily iron needs, and 20-23g of fiber per bag. All these great benefits thanks to our dehydrated beans.

 

Our Vegan Chocolates are also Low in Fat 

Another health benefit of adding beans to chocolate? Beans are significantly lower in fat than nuts, yet they still provide that subtle crunch that everyone loves in chocolate. Some of the most common nuts found in chocolate include peanuts, almonds, and hazelnuts. However, per 100g, peanuts contain 49.2g of fat, almonds contain 50.6g of fat, and hazelnuts contain 60.8g of fat (1). On the other hand, the navy beans we use in our chocolates only contain 0.62g of fat per 100g serving (2). Additionally, our chocolates do not contain any milk ingredients or palm oil.

Food

Fat Content (per 100g)

Peanuts

49.2g

Almonds

50.6g

Hazelnuts

60.8g

Navy Beans

0.62g

 

But not to worry, our vegan chocolates don’t taste like beans. If you’ve ever had black bean brownies, then you know what we mean. If you’ve never tried them, we may suggest baking a batch and adding in a handful of our Bean Bark to pack in even more nutrients (recipe coming soon!).

 

An Environmentally Friendly Chocolate Snack

Now that we’ve broken down the health benefits of beans, let's expand on their environmental impact. Did you know that beans take less water to grow than nuts? On average 1kg of beans requires 5,570 liters of water to grow, whereas 1kg of almonds requires 17,742 liters of water, and 1kg of hazelnuts requires 11,591 liters of water to grow (3)! So, compared to beans, both types of nuts require more than double the amount of water to grow!

Point being, our Bean Bark is truly good for you and the environment, and we have beans to thank for that!


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References:
  1. Ros E. (2010). Health Benefits of Nut Consumption. Nutrients, 2(7), 652–682. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu2070652
  2. USDA. (2019). Beans, Navy, Mature Seeds, Cooked, Boiled, without Salt. FoodData Central. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173746/nutrients
  3. Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2010). The Green, Blue and Grey Water Footprint of Crops and Derived Crop Products. UNESCO-IHE, 1(47), 17-18. https://waterfootprint.org/media/downloads/Report47-WaterFootprintCrops-Vol1.pdf  

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