For Alzheimer’s Disease:
Healthwise, cacao nibs’s greatest claim to fame is their flavonoid content. Flavonoids are antioxidants that are also found in tea, grapes and berries, and they appear to improve health by altering cell-signaling pathways – that’s according to the Linus Pauling Institute. The same organization notes that more research is needed, although some studies suggest that flavonoids may help prevent cancer as well as neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s. Cacao nibs contain more flavonoids than prepared chocolate. That’s why when it comes to chocolate candy, the darkest versions are the ones that are flavonoid-rich.