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Its all about chocolate and cocoa with a conscience.

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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Reasons Raw Cocoa Beans aren’t meant for Humans

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via Chocolate Alchemy op Instagram: “I know there is a lot of information out there about the health benefits of chocolate, and I know some people like to eat cocoa in it’s raw…” • Instagram

 

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The scent of freshly cut cacao is unique.

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The scent of freshly cut cacao is unique and I am missing it! At The C Note Ltd we love field trips and can’t wait to get to Trinidad to choose our next batches for our unique single state dark chocolate… The fermentation takes place in wooden boxes and drying in the typical cocoa houses under the sunshine… the roasting also takes place in Trinidad because we want the added value to stay in the producer’s country. Cacao is hard work!

via The C Note Ltd op Instagram: “The scent of freshly cut cacao is unique and I am missing it! At The C Note Ltd we love field trips and can’t wait to get to Trinidad to…” • Instagram

 

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Mmmm…a long way from a chocolate bar.

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via Chocolate (kokoleka) Farm op Instagram: “Mmmm…a long way from a chocolate bar. This cacao pod had 40 cacao beans (almond-sized) encased in a sticky, white, yogurtlike sweet &…” • Instagram

 

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“In the 1970s, people were looking for solutions to a couple of fungal diseases:

 “In the 1970s, people were looking for solutions to a couple of fungal diseases: witches’ broom and something that is called frosty pod disease. When they hit a place in which they have not been present before, they can pretty much kill the industry, [with] maybe 80, 90 percent of death rate in the trees. … What Homero Castro did was start traveling around, trying to find the best genetics. And the best genetics in his terms were plants that were highly productive and were resistant to disease. Fifty times he did this [genetic] crossing, and he struck gold with the plant that he called CCN-51. CCN- 51 is highly productive. It produces as much as four times what regular Nacional will do. It is resistant to Monilia; it’s resistant to frosty pod disease; and it’s resistant to witches’ broom.”

Bron: The Slow Melt op Instagram: “”In the 1970s, people were looking for solutions to a couple of fungal diseases: witches’ broom and something that is called frosty pod…” • Instagram

 
 
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