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I love what Mike Adams, “The Health Ranger”, of NaturalNews.com stands for and does in the world. Mike recently posted an article about heirloom cacao varieties "Original cacao is ancient treasure of chocolate from the Ecuadorian rainforest" (INSERT LINK: http://www.naturalnews.com/029628_cacao_chocolate.html) [updated since this discussion] which inspired Sacred Steve to write to mike regarding the definition of heirloom
Urban Myth: A story, generally untrue but sometimes one that is merely exaggerated or sensationalized, that gains the status of folklore by continual retelling. Example: ALL chocolate contains insect and rodent [hair]. In the latest issue of Healing our World (Volume 30, Issue 3), John Kohler wrote "All chocolate is notorious for containing foreign matter such as rodent [hair] and insect parts." Repetition of this myth by speakers and writers such as Paul Nison has created a belief that this is fact.
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In the special case of chocolate, which is so extremely high in heat sensitive antioxidants and other nutrients such as PEA, roasting the chocolate or processing it at high temperatures destroys or modifies much of the natural nutrient value.
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