Good morning Everyone!
I have the most wonderful, glorious news to share this morning – chocolate is, in fact, a vegetable!
How did I make this discovery? A combination of
illogic, basic horticultural facts and culinary methods. The basic ingredient in chocolate is the cocoa bean! Any food based on a vegetable such as a bean must fall into the vegetable department. (Technically, the cocoa bean originates in a fruit, since it grows in a pod along with many siblings, but then, tomato is a fruit, and it is considered a vegetable when we eat it. I don’t think we should discriminate against the cocoa bean by elevating the tomato over it, do you?)
It takes approximately 300 to 600 cocoa beans to make 2.2 pounds of chocolate, so logic would dictate that each mouthful of the wonderful stuff is chock full of the same delicious vitamins that one receives from other beans and assorted vegetables as well.
Exit guilt; enter chocolate….
My next question – since it contains chocolate, eggs, flour and often milk, does this make chocolate cake a super food? Just wondering!
Have a great weekend!