Oxalic Acid

Does Cacao Contain Harmful Oxalic Acid?

Cacao contains somewhere between 1,520 and 5,000 parts per million (ppm) oxalic acid. Is this harmful? When considering more common foods that are much higher in oxalic acid such as spinach, the answer is clearly no. Also keep in mind that once oxalic acid is cooked it binds with calcium in the body and settles in the kidneys. Another reason to eat raw chocolate.

Oxalic Acid Content of Selected Vegetables and Cacao


Category: Nutritional Characteristics
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010 06:02:00 PM
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Synopsis: Cacao contains somewhere between 1,520 and 5,000 parts per million (ppm) oxalic acid. Is this harmful? When considering more common foods that are much higher in oxalic acid such as spinach, the answer is clearly no. Also keep in mind that once oxalic acid is cooked it binds with calcium in the body and settles in the kidneys. Another reason to eat raw chocolate.