Our Daily Challenge ... saturated. (Won at bowls today by my husband!)
Technically, chocolate contains saturated fat, but the particular type of saturated fat – stearic acid – is unique because it does not raise blood cholesterol.
Studies show that neither dark or milk chocolate is a cholesterol concern in moderate amounts. Too much chocolate will increase kilojoule/calorie levels which can lead to overweight. Also keep in mind that other ingredients added to some chocolate candies can change their nutritional impact as well.
For more info go to www.allchocolate.com/health/nutrition/fats.aspx