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Theobromine: Flavanol in Chocolate

Theobromine is a Flavanol found in Cocao / Cocoa which is a bitter alkaloid of the cacao plant.

What are Flavanols in chocolate?

Flavanols are a type of plant nutrient found in many foods and drinks, such as tea, red wine, blueberries, apples, pears, cherries, and peanuts. They are particularly abundant in the seeds of the cacao tree—cacao beans

Flavanols in cocoa have been studied for many years. They have been shown to help lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to the brain and heart, improved thinking skills, improved insulin resistance, and fight cell damage.

What is theobromine in chocolate?

Dictionary: a bitter, volatile compound obtained from cacao seeds. It is an alkaloid resembling caffeine in its physiological effects.

Theobromine was formerly known as xantheose


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Louise Burton-Payne

Passionate about feeding my body a plant-based vegan food to benefit my health, save the planet and protect animals.

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