May 1 is National Chocolate Parfait Day

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Here are today’s five things to know about Parfait

  1. Dark chocolate has more antioxidants than green tea and just as many as blueberries.
  2. White chocolate really isn’t chocolate. It’s made from cocoa butter, the substance you get by pressing cocoa beans. Cocoa butter is absent of the cocoa solids used to make chocolate.
  3. Chocolate was consumed by the ancient Aztecs as a frothy beverage, somewhat like hot chocolate we drink today.
  4. Chocolate comes from a plant, called Theobroma cacao, which translates “Food of the Gods”.
  5. Eating chocolate can also reduce the symptoms of stress.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1683 Supposedly, a patent for a system of extracting salt from sea water was granted in England.
  • 1841 The first wagon train left Independence, Missouri for California.
  • 1851 London’s Great Exhibition opened in Hyde Park. It was the first international exhibition ever to be held. The Exhibition…

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