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I would like to know the magnesium content of cocoa (cacao) nibs.
Posted by: Horsea ()
Date: October 06, 2008 03:24PM

Hi. Does anyone have the above information? I seem unable to find it on the internet, though I will admit I looked thru only about 100 results.

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Re: I would like to know the magnesium content of cocoa (cacao) nibs.
Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: October 06, 2008 03:36PM

from the [thehealthylivingstore.net] site

Chocolate's high level of magnesium (131mg per 100 g)

of course this may or may not vary from product to product .. but a good idea i guess smiling smiley


btw .. the info was found on the 101st site ... if ya had just tried one more ... tongue sticking out smiley tongue sticking out smiley tongue sticking out smiley

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/06/2008 03:37PM by Jgunn.

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Re: I would like to know the magnesium content of cocoa (cacao) nibs.
Posted by: Horsea ()
Date: October 06, 2008 08:21PM

Ah, Jodi, you are quite the little joker, aren't you?!? Thanks for your trouble. It is not clear to me if thehealthylivingstore.net is in N. America or in England. If it is in England, the postage on any orders would make it impossible to buy from them. Their nibs do sound very nice, tho. I am middle aged female & think I am magnesium deficient. Apparently, most of us women are!

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Re: I would like to know the magnesium content of cocoa (cacao) nibs.
Posted by: RawSun ()
Date: October 08, 2008 05:38PM

Hi Horsea,

It is important to have calcium at the same time as magnesium, to improve absorption of both. If you are looking to get magnesium from raw cacao, it's great flavor and improved absorption if you mix equal parts raw carob powder (high in calcium) with your raw cacao.

Sunflower
Raw Food Chef and Writer
Comfortably Raw
[www.comfortablyraw.com]

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Re: I would like to know the magnesium content of cocoa (cacao) nibs.
Posted by: Horsea ()
Date: October 08, 2008 11:58PM

Thank you for the good advice, RawSun. I did not know that carob was high in Ca.

A couple years ago somebody gave me a goodsized bag of those little nibs and boy, they were just right for me! Never enjoyed anything so much.

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Re: I would like to know the magnesium content of cocoa (cacao) nibs.
Posted by: cocoa_nibs ()
Date: October 09, 2008 03:37AM

Well, I should know (see my forum name).

Little did I know, when I started out and came to this forum. I was addicted to them, too. But I gave up nibs about 2 months ago. I started getting really sensitive to them and they kind of threw my balance. Greens for minerals for me.

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Re: I would like to know the magnesium content of cocoa (cacao) nibs.
Posted by: annex ()
Date: October 09, 2008 07:10PM

Hey Horsea,

It's interesting that you think you are magnesium deficient because that is one mineral I never have to worry about getting enough of! I've eaten 1300 calories today (at least so far) and I already have 283% of the US RDA of magnesium... apparently 900mg.

anne

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Re: I would like to know the magnesium content of cocoa (cacao) nibs.
Posted by: Horsea ()
Date: October 09, 2008 07:33PM

Well, I thought I consumed a lot of magnesium, also. However, I am middle aged and we are, for some reason, or so the experts say, highly needy of more magnesium than the average person. Just like vitamin E - at this age the needs skyrocket. Something to do with the glands.

900 mg is a lot of magnesium by today's standards, isn't it - may I ask what foods you ate to get those 1300 calories? Just curious - I am always interested in what people eat. I started out the day with carrot juice, but I guess there isn't much Mg in there. Dessert after supper will be carob - in this case, pudding, as advised above!

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Re: I would like to know the magnesium content of cocoa (cacao) nibs.
Posted by: annex ()
Date: October 10, 2008 09:34AM

Here's what i ate plus how many calories of each item. (It was too hard to copy the amount from the program i use, but you could figure it out using something like fitday.com, which is what i use) i basically had a spinach and banana smoothie for breakfast and then a huge salad which i ate throughout my workday.
Banana, raw210
Raisins108
Spinach, raw39
Brazil nuts28
Apple, raw215
Beets, raw18
Mung beans, mature seeds, raw180
Kale, raw67
Peppers, sweet, yellow, raw50
Parsley, raw22
Pear, raw96
Pumpkin and/or squash seeds, hulled, unroasted90
Seaweed, laver, raw5
Spinach, raw78
Sunflower seeds, hulled, unroasted98
Squash, zucchini, baby, raw1
Tomatoes, raw22
Mushrooms, raw4
Broccoli, raw15
1,346

Then according to fitday here's my nutrient intake. i know it is hard to read, but it goes vitamin, how much i got, unit of measurement, rda, %rda... sorry for the terrible formatting.
Vitamin A
3,829.0
mcg
700.0
547
Vitamin A
76,536.2
IU
--
--
Vitamin B6
3.5
mg
1.3
269
Vitamin B12
0.007
mcg
2.4
0



RDA
% RDA
Pant. Acid
5.2
mg
5.0
103
Phosphorus
1,195.5
mg
700.0
171
Potassium
7,543.7
mg
4,700.0
161
Riboflav
2.1
mg
1.1
187
Selenium
108.8
mcg
55.0
198
Sodium
582.5
mg
1,500.0
39
Thiamin
1.7
mg
1.1
159
Water
1,709.5
g
--
--
Zinc
9.5
mg
8.0
119

Calcium
1,012.6
mg
1,000.0
101
Cholesterol
0.0
mg
--
--
Copper
3.2
mg
0.9
356
Iron
31.4
mg
18.0
174
Magnesium
907.0
mg
320.0
283
Manganese
8.9
mg
1.8
493
Niacin
14.2
mg
14.0
102


Vitamin C
840.1
mg
75.0
1,120
Vitamin D
0.079
mcg
5.0
2
Vitamin D
3.1
IU
--
--
Vitamin E
19.7
mg
15.0
131
Vitamin E
29.4
IU
--
--

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Re: I would like to know the magnesium content of cocoa (cacao) nibs.
Posted by: Horsea ()
Date: October 10, 2008 08:16PM

I appreciate the trouble you took to list your food intake & nutrient breakdown; thank you very much. This seaweed laver - how do you prepare it to make it tasty? Is laver the same thing as nori?

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Re: I would like to know the magnesium content of cocoa (cacao) nibs.
Posted by: annex ()
Date: October 10, 2008 08:23PM

hey, no problem! i would love to see what other people eat too. the laver is just nori sushi sheets. i tear them up and put them in a salad. even before i went raw i was one of those weird people that would eat nori as plain sheets. gets in your teeth, but really tasty!

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