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Drug slang A regional street term for any dark abuse substance—opium, amphetamine, marijuana
Nutrition A comestible prepared from ground and roasted beans of the cacao plant, Theobroma cacao, native to South America; it is composed of cocoa butter, a substance high in stearic acid, which is converted in vivo to oleic acid, which may lower cholesterol; 1/3 of cocoa butter is palmitic acid which increases cholesterol

chocolate

A comestible prepared from ground and roasted beans of the cacao plant, Theobroma cacao, native to South America; it is composed of cocoa butter, a substance high in stearic acid, which is converted in vivo to oleic acid, which may lower cholesterol;13 of cocoa butter is palmitic acid which ↑ cholesterol. See Chocolate craving, Cf Carob Drug slang A regional street term for opium; amphetamine; marijuana.

Patient discussion about chocolate

Q. Is it possible to be addicted to chocolate? I love chocolate and eat at least a bar a day. Does this mean I am addicted to it?

A. few of my friends are addicted to dark chocolate, the really dark once. But I do believe its easy to quit (if you can resist that good taste), one of my friend eat dark chocolate just to help her fall asleep, which is very weird. But after she cured her sleeping problem she stopped eating.

Q. my friend ate a bar of chocolate and now her left neck gland is swollen any ideas why? no other symptoms

A. it can be an infection -just like brandon said- or although this is rare, it can also be an allergic reaction.
if it is an infection, you can usually find such other infection symptoms like : fever, pain in that swollen area, increased white blood cells (in blood work test), etc.

if it is an allergy, usually it will fade away itself in couple of days, or you can just try to consume anti-allergic drugs, such as : loratadine and maybe combined with dexamethasone.

Good luck, and stay healthy always..

Q. What is good about having chocolate and what is bad as I heard it effects to our joints…? Hi, I am a chocolate lover and wanted to know what is good about having chocolate and what is bad as I heard it effects to our joints….?

A. i love chocolate. i especially like dark, concentrated chocolates. so i looked it up to find some medical info about it. i encountered this article in pubmed:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121490920/PDFSTART

i'm not sure you'll have access to it but it generally gives a list of beneficial virtues of chocolate- increase cell survival and such . but all this experiments done on rats and with a great amount of chocolate.

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The filling is then covered in milk chocolate and drizzled with 65 percent bittersweet chocolate. Another Recchiuti highlight is his star anise and crushed pink peppercorn creation, which is infused in a semisweet chocolate ganache, wrapped in milk chocolate and capped with Venezuelan white chocolate.
Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups (287 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus melted butter for greasing the pan 3/4 cup (75 g) cocoa powder, plus more for dusting the pan 3 ounces (85 g) bittersweet chocolate 1/2 cup boiling water 2 cups (240 g) all-purpose flour 2 cups (185 g) confectioners' sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup (175 g) cacao nibs 1 cup (220 g) packed dark brown sugar 3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar 5 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Bittersweet chocolate ganache (recipe follows) Method: 1.
The chocolate flavour predominates the taste with a swoop of bittersweet chocolate flavours over the tongue, followed by a sweeter, drying, astringent aftertaste.
Full of anti-oxidants, the bittersweet chocolate has a minimum 70 per cent cocoa solids.
The company says that its seasonal stout is "filled with the howling of black dogs that haunt the long forgotten shadows of the human soul." If that doesn't pull you in, then perhaps "the smooth, round palate of profound richness whose initial restorative reverberation is balanced by a dreamlike undercurrent of bittersweet chocolate" will do the trick.
Also in cluded are milk, dark and bittersweet chocolate flavors, available in a variety of formulations.
Recipes range from the basic to the sublime: Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles, Chicken Chili Casserole, Best Ever Meat Loaf, Beef Bourgignon, Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Potatoes, Swedish Tea Ring, Pesto Crousades.
Remove from heat and add 10oz of fine quality bittersweet chocolate, 1oz margarine or butter and 3tbsp of brandy, whisky, rum or any other liqueur.
You can substitute bittersweet chocolate for the semisweet; the flavor will be slightly more intense.
100 g bittersweet chocolate, chopped and divided into 70 g (for batter) and 30 g (topping)
In the mouth it's remarkably smooth, but still it is peppery and intense with that cooked cherry and bittersweet chocolate flavor among the baking spices.