The calorie content in Cocoa varies based on its kind. You have a choice between consuming Cocoa- low fat and Cocoa- high fat. There are 60 calories in one oz of Cocoa- low fat which is also known to be European type Cocoa and 60 Calories in one oz of Cocoa- high fat which is also known as Breakfast Cocoa. If you consume 100 grams of Cocoa-low fat you are likely to consume 200 calories on the other hand if you consume 100 grams of Cocoa-high fat you would be consuming a total of 300 calories.
Cocoa is known to have a lot of health benefits. It has a huge amount of antioxidants known as flavinoids. Cocoa helps in keeping the body’s blood pressure down and decreases the blood’s capacity to clot which means lesser chances of heart attacks and strokes. It also contains various other micronutrients which offer a number of health benefits. Cocoa beans have around 50% fat which comes from saturated fatty acids and monounsaturated acid. Cocoa also contains a lot of carbohydrates. However, most of this is starch and fiber which includes both soluble dietary fibers and insoluble dietary fibers. Sugar content is very low in it. It also contains Theobromine, Phenylethylamine and Serotonine which have their own set of health benefits.
Cocoa has a very low amount of caffeine; far lesser than tea, coffee and even soft drinks. It has all the essential minerals such as manganese, magnesium, iron, calcium, copper, zinc and potassium. All the Vitamins including Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Pantothenic Acid are present in Cocoa.
Cocoa is added to different food items in order to give them a good flavor and enhance their taste. When had as a part of these food items, the calorie intake certainly increases.