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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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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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Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: What Does This Label Really Mean?

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Countless artisanal chocolate bars bear the label “bean to bar”. Chocolatiers will proudly point to it as a sign of quality. But what does it actually mean? Does it represent quality? And how does it relate to specialty, fine, and craft chocolate?

Read on to discover the answers to all these questions, as we take a tour of the cacao supply chain from farm to consumer.

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via Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: What Does This Label Really Mean? – Perfect Daily Grind

 

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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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THE DANDELION CHOCOLATE BOOK

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via Making Chocolate – Dandelion Chocolate

 

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