For Ivory Coast, the world’s leading exporter of cocoa beans, the 2016-17 harvest season was one to forget. It was marred by plunging global prices, mass defaults by exporters that critics say the government should have prevented, and a surge in smuggling to neighboring Ghana.
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Chocolate makers have developed a big curiosity for the fine cacao that grows in this country, and many of them have recently flown from Europe and the US to personally explore the beauty of this country’s cacao plantations. If you take a close look on Instagram, you would know who they are.
Some other makers are a step ahead and have already released a chocolate bar made with Indian fine cacao (Areté from California, US to name one).
The main source of this popular fine cacao is the Indian company GoGround Beans and Spices.
They don’t have an Instagram account and I didn’t even find a website actually, but they do have a Facebook page that you can check out. They are getting a looot of attention lately.
Although Latin America is still the main source of fine cacao for craft chocolate, several makers are looking East for new flavor profiles and exciting experiments. As you should know by now, the heart of a chocolate maker never settles.
Have you tried Single Origin chocolate made with Indian cacao?
This is one of the many reasons for loving chocolate… Just awesome…
All professionals of the cocoa, cacao, chocolate manufacturing industry and trade are welcome and invited to attend the UnConference 2017!
The UnConference is a focused, participant driven, conversation for two-days that seeks new ways to collaborate and communicate within the craft chocolate industry 💪🍫
A global supply chain gathering – focused on craft chocolate makers and cocoa farmers – that utilizes dialogue to solve challenges in the artisan chocolate industry.
Date: November, 9-10.
Location: Swedish Cultural Center, Seattle.
Want to join? Seats are limited!
Reserve your spot now: https://www.chocolateunconference.com/
Het zijn er teveel om op te noemen: alle smakelijke adressen die de Leiestreek in de aanbieding heeft. Een selectie van culinaire parels in en rond Roeselare, Kortrijk en Gent.
If you are an aspiring chocolate maker, we HIGHLY recommend you join us at the Chocolate Makers UnConference this year! 🍫👐
Surrounded by experts in the industry, you will be immersed for 2 full days in chocolate-related discussions. From the best strategies to source cacao beans to the latest safety regulations, you will hear about all the challenges and opportunities along the cacao supply chain. Moreover, you will have the chance to network with other chocolate professionals that can help you in this exciting new adventure.
Place: Swedish Cultural Center, Seattle, WA.
Time: November 9-10, from 8am until 6pm.
Seats are limited!
Reserve your spot now 👇 http://bit.ly/UnConferenceMakers
(PHOTO CREDIT: @dandelionchocolate)
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Researchers at Mexico’s IPN School of Medicine are carrying out tests with epicatechin, a molecule present in chocolate that causes cancer cells to self-destruct in cell cultures and animal models, according to the Scientific and Technological Advisory Forum.
Epicatechin, found naturally in cocoa, red wine, or green tea, can kill cancer cells selectively without affecting normal cells according to these specialists.
Additionally, they have found that combined with other drugs currently used in clinical therapies, such as paclitaxel (Taxol) and tamoxifen (Tamoxifen), it accelerates their effects and decreases the amount required.
The studies have been carried out in the laboratory with cell cultures, but now scientists are already carrying out research on animal models to check their innocuousness in living beings and in the medium term, they want to test on humans.
Bron: Foro Consultivo