3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Join global leaders for a 2-day meeting to explore the status of sustainability in the chocolate and cocoa sector.
Representatives from industry, government, development organizations, and research institutes who are interested in cocoa sustainability are invited to register for the event.
That's the promise of a cocoa bean-drying technology recently introduced in Uganda by the Italian chocolate company ICAM, based north of Milan.
Typically, cocoa farmers spread harvested beans on the ground and dry them in the sun, down to about 10% moisture content.
For example, the flavanol (-)epicatechin - a nutrient especially abundant in certain cocoas - is also found in certain fruit and vegetables, such as apples and grapes.
WASHINGTON -- The cocoa plant (Theobroma cacao) holds tremendous potential to impact public health and improve the socioeconomic and ecological landscape of the countries where it's grown, according to leading world scientists who convened at the National Academies today to examine the latest scientific advances in cocoa research.
Blommer's Kip Walk Tapped To Be Next Chairman of the World Cocoa Foundation
12 /PRNewswire/ -- Blommer Chocolate, North America's largest processor of cocoa beans and ingredient chocolate products, announced today the expansion of the company's sustainable farming initiatives with a new program in West Africa.
Epicatechin, a nutrient that may be found in certain fruit and vegetables, green teas, red wine and purple grape juice, is especially abundant in certain cocoas.
Researchers Identify a Compound in Cocoa Responsible for Improving Blood Flow
African government officials and cocoa stakeholders commit to improve cocoa farming and eradicate poverty in cocoa-producing nations
Mars, Incorporated announced today that 250 delegates from 14 West and Central African countries along with cocoa industry leaders have finalized a first-ever sustainable cocoa farming plan for Africa.
Specific Method is Critical for Measuring Cocoa Flavanols in Products
27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mars, Incorporated, received the 2013 Multi-Laboratory Study of the Year award from AOAC International for a first-of-its-kind study designed to provide detailed information about composition of cocoa flavanols, a plant nutrient shown to have a range of proven human health benefits.
Breakthrough study links cocoa
flavanols to positive impact on diabetes-related blood vessel dysfunction