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RESEARCH SUGGESTS COFFEE CONSUMPTION IS ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED RISK OF METABOLIC SYNDROME

By kristina / November 27, 2019

A report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) highlights the potential role of coffee consumption in reducing the risk of developing MetS, a condition which is estimated to affect more than one billion people across the globe. Having MetS increases the risk of cardiovascular problems, including coronary heart disease and stroke. The report, titled […]

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COCOA PRICE MAKES SIGNIFICANT GAINS

By kristina / November 21, 2019

The cocoa price in New York has increased significantly and reached an 18-month high of US$2,637/ton in the week beginning Monday 11 November 2019. Commerzbank Research said traders are blaming the surge on concerns about short-term availability. “It is not clear why supply should be tight in the short-term,” Commerzbank said. “Shipments from Côte d’Ivoire are in full […]

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COCOA: A POTENTIAL SOURCE OF VITAMIN D

By kristina / September 19, 2019

Scientists believe that cocoa and food containing it could provide a potentially valuable source of vitamin D. A research group at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Max Rubner-Institut has identified what it described as “a new, previously unknown source of vitamin D2: cocoa and foods containing cocoa have significant amounts of this important nutrient.” According […]

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COCOA BEAN PROCESSING CAN INFLUENCE TASTE OF CHOCOLATE

By kristina / August 30, 2019

New research conducted on the Criollo and Trinitario varieties of noble cocoa revealed that different conditions during fermentation can affect the flavour of the finished fermented beans. The majority of the world’s cocoa production comes from the Forastero varietal, with more research carried out on the Forastero varietal than the Criollo and Trinitario varietals. “Criollo […]

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CAFFEINE’S ROLE IN SLEEPLESSNESS QUESTIONED BY STUDY

By kristina / August 20, 2019

A study suggests that although alcohol and nicotine play a role in sleep disorders, caffeine in coffee may not play as important a role as believed in some consumers. Sleepless nights are associated with a number of adverse health outcomes including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain cancers. Evening use of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine […]

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