Lead and cadmium found in Brazilian chocolate

September 4, 2014 8:43 AM

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Lead and cadmium found in Brazilian chocolate

However, only two samples out of 30 exceeded US Food and Drug Administration recommendations for lead, scientists said.

In the study published in American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers noted that chocolate has many potential health benefits due to the high levels of flavonoids and antioxidants in its star ingredient, cocoa.

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