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The color of cocoa pods are very interesting.

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The color of cocoa pods are very interesting. The color can be an indication of variety, which can be an indication of flavor potential. You see in the background a red pod hanging on a tree. This is an indication of high flavor potential. You see in the foreground a pod of mixed color (red and yellow). This is an indication of a mixed flavor potential.

via Madécasse op Instagram:

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These food products are the main source of thiamine in the average diet, so it’s not surprising that many gluten-intolerant people are thiamine deficient.

via Are you getting enough vitamin B1 to help fend off Alzheimer’s? — Universal-Sci

 

Slimmers usually cut it from their diets…

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1. LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Substances called flavanols in cocoa work like blood pressure-lowering drugs called ACE inhibitors. Flavanols stimulate the body to produce nitrous oxide in the blood, which helps open up blood vessels.

Researchers found regularly eating cocoa lowered blood pressure. But 1 per cent of people had stomach aches from over-indulging.

2. MAKES YOU HAPPIER
A study in the Journal Of Psychopharmacology found people who had a 42g dark chocolate drink a day felt more content than people who did not.

Dietitian Junee Sangani explains: “The improvement in mood that people can get from eating chocolate comes from the release of serotonin and endorphins – the feel-good chemicals – in the brain.”

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more on: Why you should eat more chocolate – NZ Herald

 

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Achieving a consistent fermentation …

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…insights into his experience in cacao fermentation to obtain a consistent and distinct flavor profile for their finished chocolate products: ⠀

via Foodensity op Instagram: “In a 2017 Annual Cacao Sourcing Transparency Report, Jesse Last, Director of Cocoa Sourcing at @tazachocolate, provides a few compelling…” • Instagram

 

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Chocolade is gezond, maar dan wel de pure chocolade én in combinatie met sport

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via Chocolade is gezond, maar dan wel de pure chocolade én in combinatie met sport | VRT NWS

 

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Chocolate has been cherished for thousands of years,…

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via Growing Next Generation Cocoa for chocolate lovers – Cacao-Trace

 

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“People buy with their eyes, not with their mouths,” she says.

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via How to tell the difference between fine and bulk chocolate | Eat Sip Trip

 
 
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