BrianMDelaney Posted May 18, 2014 Report Share Posted May 18, 2014 (edited) Consumer Lab just released test results for cacao products. Navitas Natural (organic) Cacao Powder, and NOW Certified Organic Cacao Powder both failed because of cadmium contamination . Both contained amounts around three times higher than the limit suggested by WHO. I'm tossing my Navitas cacao nibs. (Consumer Lab doesn't say "shocked" very often.) Brian  New Review: Is Your Cocoa or Chocolate Contaminated? -- New Review of Flavanol Sources: We recently tested cocoa powders, extracts, and chocolate, which can be rich in flavanols with potential cardiovascular benefits. But we were shocked to find two products contaminated with high amounts of a toxic heavy metal. We also found some products with only small amounts of flavanols, and a wide range in the amount of caffeine in products. Fortunately, we also identified some products to be high in flavanols without contamination. Find out which brands offer the highest quality at the lowest price, see the clinical evidence, get tips for taking, and more, in the new Cocoa Powders, Extracts and Chocolate Review (The review is behind a pay wall, and cutting and pasting isn't possible.) Edited May 18, 2014 by BrianMDelaney Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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