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💔Your beloved dark chocolate may have exceeded the standard of heavy metals

December 20, 2022
The black chocolate that we all love has some bad news. Recently, heavy metals have been detected in the product. The FDA has released a new report stating that they found lead and cadmium in the product. This is not good news for those who enjoy their chocolate with a side of lead and cadmium. Lead can cause damage to the brain, kidneys, and reproductive system and is toxic to people of all ages. Cadmium can cause serious kidney damage, lung cancer, bone disease, and infertility in women. This is why it's so important to know what's going into your food!

As a heavy chocolate lover, I saw a piece of news in the past two days. Consumer Reports (CR) recently checked 28 kinds of dark chocolate and found that all of them contained two heavy metals, cadmium and lead., 23 of which had at least one heavy metal exceeding the standard.

CR This test is based on the California standard California's maximum allowable dose level (MADL), the daily intake limit - lead (0.5 micrograms) and cadmium (4.1 micrograms), the % shown in the data below is per ounce (about 28 grams) The amount of lead and cadmium in black chocolate is compared with MADL.

The cadmium in chocolate comes from soil pollution where cocoa is grown. In fact, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, brownies, etc. cannot be avoided. Due to the high cocoa content of Heiqiao, the specific gravity is naturally larger, and the higher the cocoa content, the easier it is to exceed the standard. However, lead pollution occurs more often in the process of shelling and collecting cocoa beans, and it is relatively easy to avoid through the optimization of operating procedures.

Both lead and cadmium belong to the "six villains" of heavy metals, which can cause too many harms to the human body, so I can't go into details here. If you are interested, go and search for yourself. Moreover, this kind of metal is difficult to be excreted after ingestion, and long-term ingestion of a small amount will also enrich the body, which poses a health threat to people of any age, and children and pregnant women should pay more attention to avoid it.

Come and see if there are any chocolates you often eat below, anyway, I like it and they were all on the list😭

🔴Red list:

These brands are relatively safe and have not exceeded the standard

Mast and Taza Chocolate
Ghirardelli and Valrhona

⚫️Black list:

⚠️Exceeding lead

Black list 1
Black list 2
Black list 3
Black list 4

⚠️ Exceeding the standard of cadmium

list 1
list 2
list 3

⚠️⚠️ Both lead and cadmium exceed the standard

Seeing this, chocolate should continue to be eaten, the important thing is to try to choose safe brands, and eat more restrained😂 After all, chocolate is not the only source of lead and cadmium in food, we must know how to control the total amount. Let’s just talk about me, I just bought four boards of Hu’s hazelnut milk chocolate, it’s really smooth and delicious, one board a day kills it, do you think I will buy it again soon🌚