The superfood of all superfoods, cacao—the dried seeds at the root of chocolate—is also one of the highest sources of magnesium in nature, full of antioxidants, calcium, zinc, copper and selenium. Cacao contains more antioxidants per gram than blueberries, goji berries, red wine, raisins, prunes and even pomegranates.
Cacao has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties and may reduce risk of diabetes. Raw cacao contains magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, and manganese. But some findings suggest that roasting may not destroy these components and could even make the beneficial ones more easily absorbed.