Nutritional Value

Oatmeal, Chickpeas, and Chocolate

Oatmeal and Chickpeas

  1. There are 4 main variations of oats: raw, whole, steel cut, and rolled.
  2. Raw oats are newly harvested and rarely sold in stores.
  3. Whole oats are sold in health food store. They are produced by cleaning and removing the hull of raw oats.
  4. Steel cut oats are made by cutting whole oats into smaller pieces with a metal blade.
  5. Rolled oats are made by rolling whole oats into flakes.
  6. Oatmeal is very low calorie, with only 158 calories per cup.
  7. They also have 6 grams of protein per cup.
  8. Oatmeal is also very high in iron, containing 77% of your daily recommended value.
  9. Nutritional value can be increased by adding various fruits such as blueberries or strawberries.
  10. Chickpeas are a known super-food, containing a very high amount of fiber.
  11. There are two types of chickpeas: white and green.
  12. Chickpeas provide an abundance of antioxidants and vitamins.
  13. Chickpeas also help to decrease cardiovascular risk.
  14. They help to regulate blood sugar.
  15. Can be bought dried or canned.

Chocolate

16. There are 4 types of chocolate: white, milk, semi-sweet, and dark.
17. Of the 4, dark chocolate has the greatest nutritional benefits.
18. Dark chocolate contains 11 grams of fiber per 100 grams.
19. Contains more than half of the RDA for Iron, Magnesium, Copper, and Manganese.
20. Contains 600 calories and a large amount of sugar.
21. Contains a large amount of caffeine.
22. White chocolate isn't really chocolate.
23. Milk chocolate is made by combining a small portion of chocolate with sweetened-condensed milk.
24. Semi-sweet chocolate is a mixture of milk and dark chocolate.
25. Chocolate provides many antioxidants.
Kaelin Bradley
September 22nd, 2014
2nd period