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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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PHENOLS IN COCOA BEAN SHELLS MAY REVERSE OBESITY-RELATED PROBLEMS-STUDY FINDS

By kristina / July 5, 2019

A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells, potentially reversing the chronic inflammation and insulin resistance associated with obesity. Visiting scholar in food science Miguel Rebollo-Hernanz and Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia, a professor […]

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NEW RESEARCH FROM BRITA PROFESSIONAL REVEALS LOW CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS

By Silvia / April 3, 2019

A new research published in November 2018 by BRITA Professional in collaboration with 3GEM shows the differences in behaviour when it comes to drink hot beverages out of home. The findings show that while consumers enjoy coffee out of home, tea isn’t hitting the spot. According to the figures, 52 per cent of consumers say […]

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COCOA MAY HELP CURB FATIGUE ASSOCIATED WITH MS

By kristina / March 15, 2019

Cocoa may help curb the fatigue that is typically associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), suggest the results of a small feasibility trial, published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Cocoa is rich in flavonoids — substances found abundantly in fruit and vegetables and associated with anti-inflammatory properties. If the findings are confirmed […]

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