For many, the excuse to eat lots of chocolate might be the best part of Easter.
But while you are tucking into your Easter eggs this year, take some time to consider just how something that starts off as a seed can become so delicious.
All the way from the tree to your mouth, How it Works magazine has revealed the secrets of the chocolate factory.
Hundreds of complex chemicals found in chocolate keep us coming back for more. Not only do they give chocolate its delicious taste and smooth texture, but they also have powerful effects on the human brain to make us feel happy and alert
Although it is typically considered unhealthy, some chocolate does actually have some health benefits. Cocoa beans are rich in natural antioxidants called flavonols. One of these flavonols, called epicatechin, can increase the levels of nitric oxide in your blood to relax your blood vessels. The addictive nature of chocolate is pictured
There’s no doubt chocolate is one of our favorite indulgences, with more than 7.2 million tons of it consumed worldwide each year.