Sweeter, Healthier Chocolate

Researchers have found a natural way to make chocolate not only healthier, but tastier too. After analyzing the production process of chocolate bars, the researchers decided to make a few tweaks. By storing the cocoa pods for a few days after they were picked and by roasting them at lower temperatures for longer times, they were able to help retain more of the natural antioxidants produced in cocoa while actually making the chocolate sweeter. The team hopes to find more ways to improve the roasting process.