Is chocolate a vegetable?


In my quest on Valentine’s Day for the truth of this age-old argument, I asked our friend Wikipedia and Wikianswers.

Wiki answers the age-old argument

Ladies and gentlemen, chocolate is indeed a vegetable according the Wiki. Some also argue that it is a fruit, however regardless of your stance, it is in fact good for you. Chocolate is a product of the cacao bean which grows in pod- like fruits on tropical cacao trees.

Wikipedia Definition

Cacao Pod

Enjoy this good-for-you Chocolate Breakfast Cupcake- and know, whether fruit or vegetable, you are eating something good for you.

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Dark Chocolate Breakfast Cupcakes

These muffins are a definite hit wherever you may serve them. the ground almonds and whole eggs give a protein punch. This is a great way to get children to eat breakfast—a chocolate cupcake!

Serves 12


    • „  3⁄4 cup dark chocolate chips
    • „  1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • „  1⁄2 cup butter or coconut oil
    • „  4 whole eggs—separate whites and yolks
    • „  1⁄2 cup pure maple syrup
    • „  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • „  1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
    • „  11⁄2 cups ground almonds
    • „  5 tablespoons gluten free flour blend
    • „  2 teaspoons gluten free baking powderGlaze:
    • „  1⁄2 cup melted dark chocolate chips
    • „  1⁄4 cup agave nectar
    • „  2 tablespoons brown rice syrup
    • „  1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    • Preheat oven to 350°f.Melt chocolate chips, applesauce and butter/ coconut oil over low heat.Beat egg yolks with 1⁄4 cup of the maple syrup and set aside.
    • Combine the melted chocolate mixture and egg yolk-maple syrup mixture together. Stir in ground almonds, vanilla extract, baking powder, sea salt and flour.Beat 4 egg whites with the remaining 1⁄4 cup of maple syrup until stiff. fold into the above mixture. Grease a muffin tin and fill to 3/4 full and allow to bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

    Smart Facts

    Eating chocolate triggers the production of endorphins in the body which results in a feeling of happiness. Dark chocolate also contains appetite suppressant properties which help curb your appetite and cravings. Enjoy the hit of happiness and curb your cravings with these cupcakes.


    * No Added Refined Sugars * Vegetarian
    * High in Protein and Gluten and Wheat Free

    Nutritional Analysis Amount Per Serving

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    Calories 224.39

    Total Fat 15.81 g

    Saturated Fat 6.6 g

    Cholesterol 77.86 mg

    Sodium 187.64 mg

    Potassium 134.26 mg

    Total Carbohydrates 18.91 g

    Fibre 2.21 g

    Sugar 7.4 g

    Protein 4.79 g