As if the taste, mouthfeel and pure joy of eating dark cocoa (and dark chocolate if it’s unadulterated) wasn’t enough….now we can eat cocoa because it is high in potassium. In fact, it is the potassium content in cocoa powder that makes it bitter to the taste, so you may have to adapt your taste buds a bit to enjoy this.
American’s under consume potassium and over consume sodium, yet the balance of the two is really important for cardiovascular health. So do your heart a favor and get some dark cocoa! I bake with it all the time, as well as add it to oatmeal or make hot chocolate with almond milk.
This article has more info on foods which are high in potassium.