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Saint Jacques Chocolat

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Welcome to Saint Jacques Chocolat
Saint Jacques Chocolat

Home of Artisan chocolate Art and Confections.
We are no longer in business.  If you are interested in any of the chocolate art and would like to follow
Chef Meg aka Max visit her food blog at

http://www.TheDietingChef.com.

               
  Chocolate News...   
Using over 50 lbs. of white, milk and dark chocolate, colored cocoa butter and several different media of chocolate, Master Chocolatier Max McConaghay created and presented this beautiful chocolate dress at the St. Joseph Hospital Celebration Gala for Breast Cancer.
  Saint Jacques Chocolat
Max McConaghay
Chocolate Facts...
You may be surprised to learn that cacao, the pod from which chocolate is made, is actually a fruit and even more surprised to learn that it is one of the most commonlyeaten healthy fruits.

Recent research studies have shown a link between cocoa and cardiovascular health, with reduced risk of blood clots, strokes and heart attacks.  Cocoa has the highest antioxidant value of all the natural foods in the world!

ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale was developed by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to measure the ability of antioxidants to absorb free radicals, which normally cause cell and tissue damage.  The higher the ORAC score, the higher the level of antioxidants present in the food.

   ORAC Scores for Top Antioxidant Foods (per 100 grams)

Raw Cacao Powder                                                    95,500
Raw Cacao Nibs                                                         62,100
Roasted Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Nibs                            26,000
Goji Berries*                                                               25,300
Acai Berries*                                                               18,500
Pecans                                                                       17,940
Walnuts                                                                      13,541
Dark Chocolate                                                           13,120
Cranberries (Raw)                                                        9,090
Milk Chocolate                                                              6,740
Red Wine                                                                     4,523
Peanuts                                                                        3,166
Blueberries                                                                   2,400
Green Tea (Brewed)                                                     1,253

Source: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Journal of American Chemical Society *Brunswick Laboratories MA, USA