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There are those who are purists, and they do not yield to any variation, I am partly too but every now and then it is curious to taste some versions of chocolate that contain interesting spices. They can also be produced at home, it is in fact very easy to learn how to flavor chocolate. Let's see together some examples, the most common ones and also those with the greatest health benefits. We always start from a base of best quality and with a very high percentage of cocoa, then we choose which ingredient to customize it with. We will get good desserts both to be enjoyed at home and to give as gifts on any good sweet occasion.
How to flavor cinnamon chocolate
Cinnamon is a spice that we find frequently in desserts, and why not include it in chocolate too. It reminds many of Christmas but it is actually a aroma for all seasons, especially because of the benefits it brings to our health. It tastes sweet, delicate, but resistant, so when using it to flavor chocolate it is better not to overdo the doses. The best thing is to let it steep in cream or hot milk and not use it directly.
This spice has numerous therapeutic properties related to its warming effect, so in winter it is a remedy for colds and flu while in summer it becomes useful because stimulates sweating. Each month is appreciated because it counteracts the inexorable aging processes, beyond temperatures, and strengthens the immune system which is better to be in excellent shape 365 days a year.
Cinnamon contains iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium, copper, phosphorus and manganese. Vitamins of group B, vitamins C, A, E and K. It is very rich in fiber. All this is inserted, even if in minimal quantities, in our chocolate candy which becomes almost therapeutic as well as delicious and also digestible, because cinnamon improves digestion and slows down the stomach emptying speed by regulating blood sugar and reducing hunger attacks. nervous.
The intestine can also benefit from the beneficial effects of cinnamon treats diarrhea, flatulence and dyspepsia and that's not all, it is also a powerful bactericide and antifungal, so it can also be used for example against Candida. Cinnamon is also good for concentration and memory, makes you creative and open mind, sometimes it is recommended in cases of senile dementia or neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, although it must be understood that it is certainly not curative.
How to flavor chilli chocolate
Chilli chocolate is a classic and it is a real treat, difficult to resist but be careful not to overdo it because it can cause severe heartburn. I tell you this from experience.
The spicy flavor of the chilli and the sweetness of the chocolate are in perfect synergy. To create this flavored chocolate, let only 1 fresh fruit infuse in the melted chocolate and then wait for it to become solid. We can also add some visible, choreographic fragments, but always paying attention to the final quantity, which must be modest. It is a strong flavor and should not prevail.
In addition to being good and full of character, the chili pepper it is very useful for our health. It may not seem like it but promotes the secretion of gastric juices and facilitates digestion, improves circulation and is good for the heart thanks to its cardioprotective properties. It is a highly recommended anti-inflammatory for both cough and rheumatism. Rich in vitamins C and E, it can also be a powerful aphrodisiac.
How to flavor vanilla chocolate
With his intense and sweet aroma, vanilla goes well with chocolate and risks giving a too sweet effect, so it is better to use it with dark chocolate and take it as a berry, leaving it to infuse, in cream or milk, after having engraved it for its length.
It has no shortage of interesting properties, it's not just good. It is a powerful natural antiseptic and has a strong calming effect, therefore it is sometimes exploited because it helps fight stress and defeat insomnia. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, it helps us stay young, or age better. Also in this case we mention the aphrodisiac virtues all to be verified.
How to flavor Curry chocolate
We conclude with a more anomalous coupling but no less interesting, indeed, I suggest you try it and if you can't find it on the market, prepare it yourself. Curry is easy to find and is also perfect with chocolate, as well as savory dishes. And a little' spicy but certainly not as hot as chilli. We owe most of its powers to curcumin, responsible for the yellowish color but also for its disinfectant properties, which are excellent for the intestine and also for the liver. It helps digestion and protects the stomach, it also has an antioxidant action and relieves pain associated with arthritis and rheumatism. It can be recommended in case of neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer's) and against oxidative stress
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