Cocoa's health-food benefits
There's also a Q&A session with Lalita Kaul which for the most part is shrug-worthy, but has some interesting Q&As like:
Tucson, Ariz.: I absolutely hate chocolate, weird, I know, but I get absolutely sick to my stomach when I smell milk or dark chocolate. I do, however, like white chocolate. Does white chocolate have the same health benefits?Talk about a non-sequitur. Firstly, I wish people would realize that "white chocolate" is NOT chocolate. Even our milk chocolates hardly deserve that name. Secondly, I don't think Ms. Kaul answered the question: white chocolate, not having any cacao powder in there, probably doesn't have any of the purported benefits of flavanols. Finally, I wonder whether the amount of protein and calcium in milk chocolate is worth mentioning when talking about the health benefits.
Lalita Kaul: Milk chocolate may not give you as much flavnoid as dark chocolate but it will give you protein and calcium.