Cocoa is usually treated with alkaline (known as the “Dutching” process) to reduce bitterness, which results in a 60% decrease in antioxidant polyphenols. Undutched cocoa (also called “Natural cocoa”) used in Skinnybik is not treated with alkaline and therefore has higher levels of polyphenols. See ingredients.
What is “Undutched cocoa” used in the bikkies?
About the Author: Antigone Blazos
A/Prof Antigone Kouris, PhD, Clinical Dieitian Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Dietetics, La Trobe University Director, Total NutritionCare, Melbourne www.profkourisnutrition.com.au Director, Skinnybik low carb lupin bikkies www.skinnybik.com