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Old 04-02-2019, 11:11 PM   #1
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Default Cadmium in chocolate/cacao

I'm devastated.

I use 1/4 cup of raw cacao in my homemade protein shake almost every day. I get 40% of my magnesium and 80% of my copper from that.

Apparently cacao from Africa is much safer but everything I'm finding is from South America.

Some cacao powders now have Prop 65 warnings on them.

I haven't decided if I'm going to change anything, yet. I mean, I still use Christmas lights and I drink raw milk, which the govt says it's like playing Russian roulette. . And cacao has lots of health benefits.

But I wish it wasn't so!

https://www.consumerlab.com/m/answer...ark_chocolate/

---------- Post added at 11:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:05 PM ----------

I just read this and feel a little better.

https://thechocolatejournalist.com/cadmium-chocolate/

Maybe I'll try to decrease to 2 tablespoons a day.

I don't eat much chocolate aside from that morning shake.
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Default Re: Cadmium in chocolate/cacao

Thatís a bummer! Cadmium is one of the 8 heavy metals (including mercury) we regularly tested for in samples in the environmental lab business. I put cacoa powder in my childrenís smoothies. But I doubt it is a significant source of cadmium considering what the second article indicates about other food sources.
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