October 2018: Eurochocolate 25th Anniversary
Many of the minerals the mining industry focuseson for producing consumer goods are also vitalfor keeping our bodies functioning. We getmost of these nutrients into our bodies through the foodswe eat.Even chocolate can contain a number ofnutrients we also mine, including iron, magnesium,copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zincand selenium.The mineralsin dark chocolate provide a myriad of health benefitssuch as lowering blood pressure, lowering the riskof cardiovascular disease and stroke and improvingbrain function.
One of the biggest celebrations of chocolate in the world takes place in Italy every October. It’s called Eurochocolate, and 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of this 10-day event that attracts nearly 1 million people and distributes 200 tonnes of chocolateeach year. At this free international chocolate exhibition, attendees can watch giant chocolate sculptures being made, taste chocolate samples from around the world, see master chocolatiers and learn secrets from the experts at workshops.