Cultures from around the world have enjoyed dark chocolate for thousands of years. Today, we’re just beginning to learn about the potential benefits. Standard processing methods used to create commercial chocolates eliminate most of the cacao’s health-promoting properties. Xobiotic Squares™, on the other hand, are cold processed which preserves antioxidants and other crucial nutrients, one of which is flavanols. Flavanols are the main type of flavonoid found in cacao. In addition to having antioxidant qualities, research shows that flavanols may have other potential influences on supporting vascular health.