White chocolate first appeared in the 30s by the well-known firm "Nestlé", launching a bar called Galak.
This type of chocolate is a mixture of shortening, sugar and milk powder. Unlike other varieties of chocolate, it does not contain cocoa powder, which makes it have a creamy color.
In many European countries the production of white chocolate is strictly standardized. According to some standards, the tablets should contain at least 20% cocoa butter, the proportion of milk powder should not be less than 14%, milk fat - approximately 3.5 - 4% and 55% of sugars or other sweeteners. But many growers replace costly cocoa butter with hydrogenated vegetable fats. Therefore, if you want to consume it, carefully study the label.
White chocolate is not as useful as black or milk chocolate as it does not include cocoa powder or cocoa liquor, which contains flavonoids and polyphenols, antioxidants which make dark chocolate a useful and necessary food. In addition, it almost does not contain caffeine and theobromine. However, on the one hand this can be negative but on the other, it can be given to children without fear of the harmful effects of caffeine on the body. But check the sugar content very well, since the absence of cocoa powder increases the risk of cavities.
It is important to state that white chocolate contains vitamins that are not found in black and milk chocolate, such as vitamin K, which helps the body to build healthy bones and tissues, it also contains a microelement as useful and necessary as selenium. , which helps the body to resist harmful viruses, and takes an active part in improving the work of the heart and the strengthening of blood vessels.
The use of white chocolate can also be found in cosmetics. There are masks for dry and damaged skin, preventing the appearance of early wrinkles and rashes.
If you consume high quality white chocolate in moderate doses, it will not harm your body and you will get an unforgettable pleasure.