In various dark chocolates you‚Äôll find claims of 65% cocoa or 70% cocoa. The cocoa percentage is nice, but what really helps you are the flavonoids in the chocolate. They reduce “bad” cholesteral and increase “good” cholesterol (source).
100 grams of fresh cocoa beans has 10 grams of flavonol.
100 grams of Dove dark chocolate has 0.5 grams of flavonol.
So fresh cocoa beans have 10% flavonols. While processed Dove dark chocolate has only half-a-percent of flavonols.
That leaves us with two questions:
1) What the percentage cocoa does Dove dark chocolate have? (Most good dark chocolates are between 50 to 80 percent.)
2) What percentage flavonols do other chocolates have?