Cacao: A tree of the family Sterculiaceae (or Byttneriaceae), usually Theobroma cacao, or its seeds, which after fermentation and roasting, yield cocoa and chocolate.Candy: Sweet food products combining cane or beet sugars with other carbohydrates and chocolate, milk, eggs, and various flavorings. In the United States, candy refers to both sugar- and cocoa-based confections and is differentiated from sweetened baked goods; elsewhere the terms sugar confectionary, chocolate confectionary, and flour confectionary (meaning goods such as cakes and pastries) are used.Theobromine: 3,7-Dimethylxanthine. The principle alkaloid in Theobroma cacao (the cacao bean) and other plants. A xanthine alkaloid that is used as a bronchodilator and as a vasodilator. It has a weaker diuretic activity than THEOPHYLLINE and is also a less powerful stimulant of smooth muscle. It has practically no stimulant effect on the central nervous system. It was formerly used as a diuretic and in the treatment of angina pectoris and hypertension. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, pp1318-9)Biflavonoids: Dimers (homo and hetero) of FLAVONOIDS.Proanthocyanidins: Dimers and oligomers of flavan-3-ol units (CATECHIN analogs) linked mainly through C4 to C8 bonds to leucoanthocyanidins. They are structurally similar to ANTHOCYANINS but are the result of a different fork in biosynthetic pathways.Catechin: An antioxidant flavonoid, occurring especially in woody plants as both (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin (cis) forms.Agaricales: An extensive order of basidiomycetous fungi whose fruiting bodies are commonly called mushrooms.Beverages: Liquids that are suitable for drinking. (From Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)Polyphenols: A large class of organic compounds having more than one PHENOL group.Flavonoids: A group of phenyl benzopyrans named for having structures like FLAVONES.Anniversaries and Special Events: Occasions to commemorate an event or occasions designated for a specific purpose.RestaurantsPrivate Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.Private Practice: Practice of a health profession by an individual, offering services on a person-to-person basis, as opposed to group or partnership practice.Hospitals, Private: A class of hospitals that includes profit or not-for-profit hospitals that are controlled by a legal entity other than a government agency. (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed)Ceremonial Behavior: A series of actions, sometimes symbolic actions which may be associated with a behavior pattern, and are often indispensable to its performance.Christianity: The religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ: the religion that believes in God as the Father Almighty who works redemptively through the Holy Spirit for men's salvation and that affirms Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who proclaimed to man the gospel of salvation. (From Webster, 3d ed)Bulimia: Eating an excess amount of food in a short period of time, as seen in the disorder of BULIMIA NERVOSA. It is caused by an abnormal craving for food, or insatiable hunger also known as "ox hunger".Poetry as Topic: Literary and oral genre expressing meaning via symbolism and following formal or informal patterns.Literature, ModernIslam: A monotheistic religion promulgated by the Prophet Mohammed with Allah as the deity.Theology: The study of religion and religious belief, or a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings (from online Cambridge Dictionary of American English, 2000 and WordNet: An Electronic Lexical Database, 1997)Black Pepper: A common spice from fruit of PIPER NIGRUM. Black pepper is picked unripe and heaped for a few days to ferment. White Pepper is the ripe fruit dehulled by maceration in water. Piperine is a key component used medicinally to increase gastrointestinal assimilation of other supplements and drugs.French Guiana: A French overseas department on the northeast coast of South America. Its capital is Cayenne. It was first settled by the French in 1604. Early development was hindered because of the presence of a penal colony. The name of the country and the capital are variants of Guyana, possibly from the native Indian Guarani guai (born) + ana (kin), implying a united and interrelated race of people. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p418 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p195)Chickens: Common name for the species Gallus gallus, the domestic fowl, in the family Phasianidae, order GALLIFORMES. It is descended from the red jungle fowl of SOUTHEAST ASIA.Vegetables: A food group comprised of EDIBLE PLANTS or their parts.Capsicum: A plant genus of the family SOLANACEAE. The hot peppers yield CAPSAICIN, which activates VANILLOID RECEPTORS. Several varieties have sweet or pungent edible fruits that are used as vegetables when fresh and spices when the pods are dried.Onions: Herbaceous biennial plants and their edible bulbs, belonging to the Liliaceae.Parenteral Nutrition: The administering of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient who cannot maintain adequate nutrition by enteral feeding alone. Nutrients are administered by a route other than the alimentary canal (e.g., intravenously, subcutaneously).Parenteral Nutrition, Total: The delivery of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient whose sole source of nutrients is via solutions administered intravenously, subcutaneously, or by some other non-alimentary route. The basic components of TPN solutions are protein hydrolysates or free amino acid mixtures, monosaccharides, and electrolytes. Components are selected for their ability to reverse catabolism, promote anabolism, and build structural proteins.Enteral Nutrition: Nutritional support given via the alimentary canal or any route connected to the gastrointestinal system (i.e., the enteral route). This includes oral feeding, sip feeding, and tube feeding using nasogastric, gastrostomy, and jejunostomy tubes.Nutrition Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to the nutritional status of a human population within a given geographic area. Data from these surveys are used in preparing NUTRITION ASSESSMENTS.Nutritional Sciences: The study of NUTRITION PROCESSES as well as the components of food, their actions, interaction, and balance in relation to health and disease.Crotonates: Derivatives of BUTYRIC ACID that include a double bond between carbon 2 and 3 of the aliphatic structure. Included under this heading are a broad variety of acid forms, salts, esters, and amides that include the aminobutryrate structure.Receptors, GABA: Cell-surface proteins that bind GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID with high affinity and trigger changes that influence the behavior of cells. GABA-A receptors control chloride channels formed by the receptor complex itself. They are blocked by bicuculline and usually have modulatory sites sensitive to benzodiazepines and barbiturates. GABA-B receptors act through G-proteins on several effector systems, are insensitive to bicuculline, and have a high affinity for L-baclofen.Cookbooks as Topic: Set of instructions about how to prepare food for eating using specific instructions.Intracranial Embolism: Blocking of a blood vessel in the SKULL by an EMBOLUS which can be a blood clot (THROMBUS) or other undissolved material in the blood stream. Most emboli are of cardiac origin and are associated with HEART DISEASES. Other non-cardiac sources of emboli are usually associated with VASCULAR DISEASES.Citrus sinensis: A plant species of the genus CITRUS, family RUTACEAE that provides the familiar orange fruit which is also a source of orange oil.Cyclohexenes: Six-carbon alicyclic hydrocarbons which contain one or more double bonds in the ring. The cyclohexadienes are not aromatic, in contrast to BENZOQUINONES which are sometimes called 2,5-cyclohexadiene-1,4-diones.Pistacia: A plant genus in the ANACARDIACEAE family known for the Pistachio nuts and for gum Mastic.Cocos: A plant genus of the family ARECACEAE. It is a tropical palm tree that yields a large, edible hard-shelled fruit from which oil and fiber are also obtained.Nut Hypersensitivity: Allergic reaction to tree nuts that is triggered by the immune system.Bread: Baked food product made of flour or meal that is moistened, kneaded, and sometimes fermented. A major food since prehistoric times, it has been made in various forms using a variety of ingredients and methods.Flour: Ground up seed of WHEAT.Nuts: Botanically, a type of single-seeded fruit in which the pericarp enclosing the seed is a hard woody shell. In common usage the term is used loosely for any hard, oil-rich kernel. Of those commonly eaten, only hazel, filbert, and chestnut are strictly nuts. Walnuts, pecans, almonds, and coconuts are really drupes. Brazil nuts, pistachios, macadamias, and cashews are really seeds with a hard shell derived from the testa rather than the pericarp.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Malvaceae: The mallow family of the order Malvales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida. Members include GOSSYPIUM, okra (ABELMOSCHUS), HIBISCUS, and CACAO. The common names of hollyhock and mallow are used for several genera of Malvaceae.Ocotea: A plant genus in the LAURACEAE family. The common name of stinkwood is also used for Zieria (RUTACEAE).Milk, HumanDental Enamel Solubility: The susceptibility of the DENTAL ENAMEL to dissolution.Dexfenfluramine: The S-isomer of FENFLURAMINE. It is a serotonin agonist and is used as an anorectic. Unlike fenfluramine, it does not possess any catecholamine agonist activity.

Use of Dorset egg medium for maintenance and transport of Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae type b. (1/333)

Studies of bacterial meningitis are hampered by the inability to maintain the viability of etiological agents during transport to reference laboratories. The long-term survival rate of 20 isolates of Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) on Dorset egg medium, supplemented Columbia agar base medium, chocolate agar, and Amies medium was compared with that on 70% GC agar (chocolate) transport medium. N. meningitidis isolates were also inoculated onto 5% horse blood agar, and Hib was inoculated onto Haemophilus test medium. All of the N. meningitidis isolates remained viable on Dorset egg medium for 21 days; viability on the other media was poor after only 7 days. Recovery rates of Hib isolates were similar on Dorset egg and Haemophilus test media (100% after 21 days) and significantly better than on the other media. Dorset egg medium is inexpensive and easy to make and may be invaluable for studies of bacterial meningitis in developing countries.  (+info)

Teas and other beverages suppress D-galactosamine-induced liver injury in rats. (2/333)

We compared the effects of various types of beverages (teas, coffee, and cocoa) on D-galactosamine-induced liver injury by measuring plasma alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) activities in 7-wk-old male Wistar rats. The effects of five fractions extracted with different organic solvents from green tea, different types of dietary fibers, and some short chain fatty acids were also investigated. All of the beverages tested significantly suppressed D-galactosamine-induced enhancement of plasma enzyme activities when powdered beverages were added to the diet (30 g/kg) and fed to rats for 2 wk. Plasma ALT activities were 1155 +/- 82 [micromol/(min.L), control], 289 +/- 61 (green tea), 626 +/- 60 (roasted green tea), 471 +/- 84 (puerh tea), 676 +/- 69 (oolon tea), 423 +/- 76 (black tea), 829 +/- 53 (coffee), and 885 +/- 89 (cocoa). The profile of AST activities was similar. The caffeine-containing fraction from green tea had no significant effect, whereas the other four fractions, including the soluble fiber fraction, significantly suppressed liver injury. In addition to tea fibers, many other types of dietary fiber (hemicellulose, chitin, chitosan, alginate, pectin, guar gum, glucomannan, and inulin, but not cellulose) had liver injury-preventive effects when added to the diet (30 g/kg), suggesting that liver injury-prevention may be one of the general effects of dietary fibers. Of three short-chain fatty acids tested (acetate, propionate, and butyrate), only acetate prevented liver injury when added to the diet (15 g/kg), supporting the possibility that the liver injury-preventive effect of dietary fibers may be mediated at least in part by certain organic acids. These results suggest that several beverages possess preventive effects on certain types of liver injury, such as that induced by D-galactosamine, and that different constituents of high and low molecular weights contribute to the liver injury-preventive effects of green tea.  (+info)

Protection against peroxynitrite by cocoa polyphenol oligomers. (3/333)

Flavonoids, natural plant constituents, protect against peroxynitrite and can thereby play a role in defense against this mediator of inflammation. Procyanidin oligomers of different size (monomer through nonamer), isolated from the seeds of Theobroma cacao, were examined for their ability to protect against peroxynitrite-dependent oxidation of dihydrorhodamine 123 and nitration of tyrosine. By molarity, oligomers were more effective than the monomeric epicatechin; the tetramer was particularly efficient at protecting against oxidation and nitration reactions. These results suggest that epicatechin oligomers found in cocoa powder and chocolate may be a potent dietary source for defense against peroxynitrite.  (+info)

A comparison of blood agar supplemented with NAD with plain blood agar and chocolated blood agar in the isolation of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae from sputum. Bacterial Methods Evaluation Group. (4/333)

Streptococcus pneumoniae grows well and generally exhibits typical morphology on Columbia blood agar, whereas Haemophilus influenzae requires a more complex medium to meet its growth requirements - usually chocolated blood agar - on which S. pneumoniae is less easily recognisable. Therefore, a single medium that produces typical morphology of S. pneumoniae and facilitates the growth of H. influenzae would have considerable potential advantages. It has been claimed that blood agar supplemented with nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is such a medium. However, despite its routine use in several large diagnostic laboratories its performance has never been properly evaluated. In the present study, 1724 sputum samples were examined in four laboratories. The isolation rates of H. influenzae and S. pneumoniae on NAD-supplemented blood agar (SBA) were compared with those on a two-plate combination of plain blood (BA) and chocolated blood agar (CBA). The two-plate combination performed significantly better for both organisms; isolation rates for H. influenzae were increased from 8.16% on SBA to 11.07% on BA plus CBA and for S. pneumoniae from 4.18% to 4.68%. Isolation rates were also compared after incubation for 24 and 48 h. With the two-plate combination, isolation rates for H. influenzae and S. pneumoniae were increased by 0.98% and 0.16%, respectively, and for SBA by 0.57% and 0.32% after 48 h. However, despite this increase, SBA still performed less well than the two-plate combination.  (+info)

An olfactory discrimination procedure for mice. (5/333)

This paper describes an olfactory discrimination procedure for mice that is inexpensively implemented and leads to rapid discrimination learning. Mice were first trained to dig in small containers of sand to retrieve bits of buried chocolate. For discrimination training, two containers were presented simultaneously for eight trials per session. One container held sand mixed with cinnamon, and the other held sand mixed with nutmeg. Both containers were baited with chocolate buried in the sand. One odor was designated S+, and mice were allowed to dig and retrieve the chocolate from this container. The other odor was S-, and both containers were removed immediately if subjects began to dig in an S- container. After meeting a two-session acquisition criterion, subjects were given a series of discrimination reversals. In Experiment 1, 12 Swiss-Webster mice (6 male and 6 female) acquired the olfactory discrimination in three to five sessions and completed 3 to 10 successive discrimination reversals within a 50-session testing limit. In Experiment 2, subjects were 14 Pah(enu2) mice, the mouse mutant for phenylketonuria; 7 were homozygotes in which the disorder was expressed (PKU), and 7 were heterozygotes with normal metabolism (non-PKU). Thirteen mice completed pretraining in four to seven sessions, acquisition required 3 to 12 sessions, and all mice completed at least three reversals. Learning rates were similar in PKU and non-PKU mice. We discuss issues related to implementation and several potentially useful procedural variations.  (+info)

Cocoa inhibits platelet activation and function. (6/333)

BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic studies have shown inverse associations between dietary polyphenols and mortality from coronary heart disease. However, the basis for this protective association is uncertain. Food polyphenols reportedly have antioxidant properties and decrease platelet function in vitro. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to evaluate whether consumption of a polyphenol-rich cocoa beverage modulates human platelet activation and primary hemostasis. DESIGN: Peripheral blood was obtained from 30 healthy subjects before and 2 and 6 h after ingestion of a cocoa beverage (n = 10), a caffeine-containing control beverage (n = 10), or water (n = 10). Platelet activation was measured in terms of expression of activation-dependent platelet antigens and platelet microparticle formation by using fluorescent-labeled monoclonal antibodies and flow cytometry. Primary platelet-related hemostasis was measured with a platelet function analyzer. RESULTS: Ex vivo epinephrine- or ADP-stimulated expression of the fibrinogen-binding conformation of glycoprotein IIb-IIIa was lower 2 and 6 h after consumption of cocoa than before consumption. Cocoa consumption also decreased ADP-stimulated P-selectin expression. In contrast, epinephrine-induced platelet glycoprotein IIb-IIIa expression increased after consumption of the caffeine-containing beverage but not after water consumption. Platelet microparticle formation decreased 2 and 6 h after cocoa consumption but increased after caffeine and water consumption. Primary hemostasis in response to epinephrine in vitro was inhibited 6 h after cocoa consumption. The caffeine-containing beverage inhibited ADP-induced primary hemostasis 2 and 6 h after consumption. CONCLUSIONS: Cocoa consumption suppressed ADP- or epinephrine-stimulated platelet activation and platelet microparticle formation. Cocoa consumption had an aspirin-like effect on primary hemostasis.  (+info)

Food of the gods: cure for humanity? A cultural history of the medicinal and ritual use of chocolate. (7/333)

The medicinal use of cacao, or chocolate, both as a primary remedy and as a vehicle to deliver other medicines, originated in the New World and diffused to Europe in the mid 1500s. These practices originated among the Olmec, Maya and Mexica (Aztec). The word cacao is derived from Olmec and the subsequent Mayan languages (kakaw); the chocolate-related term cacahuatl is Nahuatl (Aztec language), derived from Olmec/Mayan etymology. Early colonial era documents included instructions for the medicinal use of cacao. The Badianus Codex (1552) noted the use of cacao flowers to treat fatigue, whereas the Florentine Codex (1590) offered a prescription of cacao beans, maize and the herb tlacoxochitl (Calliandra anomala) to alleviate fever and panting of breath and to treat the faint of heart. Subsequent 16th to early 20th century manuscripts produced in Europe and New Spain revealed >100 medicinal uses for cacao/chocolate. Three consistent roles can be identified: 1) to treat emaciated patients to gain weight; 2) to stimulate nervous systems of apathetic, exhausted or feeble patients; and 3) to improve digestion and elimination where cacao/chocolate countered the effects of stagnant or weak stomachs, stimulated kidneys and improved bowel function. Additional medical complaints treated with chocolate/cacao have included anemia, poor appetite, mental fatigue, poor breast milk production, consumption/tuberculosis, fever, gout, kidney stones, reduced longevity and poor sexual appetite/low virility. Chocolate paste was a medium used to administer drugs and to counter the taste of bitter pharmacological additives. In addition to cacao beans, preparations of cacao bark, oil (cacao butter), leaves and flowers have been used to treat burns, bowel dysfunction, cuts and skin irritations.  (+info)

Procyanidin content and variation in some commonly consumed foods. (8/333)

Procyanidins are a subclass of flavonoids found in commonly consumed foods that have attracted increasing attention due to their potential health benefits. However, little is known regarding their dietary intake levels because detailed quantitative information on the procyanidin profiles present in many food products is lacking. Therefore, the procyanidin content of red wine, chocolate, cranberry juice and four varieties of apples has been determined. On average, chocolate and apples contained the largest procyanidin content per serving (164.7 and 147.1 mg, respectively) compared with red wine and cranberry juice (22.0 and 31.9 mg, respectively). However, the procyanidin content varied greatly between apple samples (12.3-252.4 mg/serving) with the highest amounts on average observed for the Red Delicious (207.7 mg/serving) and Granny Smith (183.3 mg/serving) varieties and the lowest amounts in the Golden Delicious (92.5 mg/serving) and McIntosh (105.0 mg/serving) varieties. The compositional data reported herein are important for the initial understanding of which foods contribute most to the dietary intake of procyanidins and may be used to compile a database necessary to infer epidemiological relationships to health and disease.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - Acute and chronic effects of flavanol-rich cocoa on vascular function in subjects with coronary artery disease. T2 - A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. AU - Farouque, H. M Omar. AU - Leung, Michael. AU - Hope, Sarah A.. AU - Baldi, Mauro. AU - Schechter, Clyde B.. AU - Cameron, James D.. AU - Meredith, Ian T.. PY - 2006/7. Y1 - 2006/7. N2 - Evidence suggests that flavonoid-containing diets reduce cardiovascular risk, but the mechanisms responsible are unclear. In the present study, we sought to determine the effect of flavanol-rich cocoa on vascular function in individuals with CAD (coronary artery disease). Forty subjects (61+8 years; 30 male) with CAD were recruited to a 6-week randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. Subjects consumed either a flavanol-rich chocolate bar and cocoa beverage daily (total flavanols, 444 mg/day) or matching isocaloric placebos daily (total flavanols, 19.6 mg/day) for 6 weeks. Brachial artery FMD (flow-mediated dilation) ...
The inability to conserve cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) germplasm via seed storage and the vulnerability of field collections make the establishment of cryopreserved genebanks for the crop a priority. An effective encapsulation-dehydration based cryopreservation system has been developed for cocoa but because the somatic embryos used for freezing arise after a protracted period of callus culture there is concern about maintenance of genetic fidelity during the process. Microsatellite markers for seven of the 10 cocoa linkage groups were used to screen a population of 189 primary somatic embryo-derived emblings and the 43 secondary somatic embryos they gave rise to. Of the primary somatic embryos, 38.1% exhibited polymorphic microsatellite profiles while for secondary somatic embryos the frequency was 23.3%. The same microsatellite markers used to screen another population of 44 secondary somatic embryos cryopreserved through encapsulation-dehydration revealed no polymorphisms. Scanning electron ...
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In this prospective study, we found that moderate habitual chocolate intake was associated with a lower rate of HF hospitalization or death, but the protective association was not observed with intake of ≥3 servings per week. Results were similar when we did not adjust for self-reported hypertension and when we restricted the analysis to participants with follow-up times ,2 years. Furthermore, consumption of snacks all were strongly related to chocolate intake but was not associated with HF, suggesting a specific association between chocolate and HF incidence.. Chocolate is one of the most concentrated sources of flavanoids,23 a subclass of polyphenols. Short-term randomized feeding trials suggest that the flavanoids in chocolate may be responsible for the improvement in cardiovascular risk factors.3,4 Some5,6,24 but not all25,26 feeding trials have indicated that chocolate intake significantly reduces systolic and diastolic blood pressure, possibly by acting as an angiotensin-I-converting ...
Natural News) A bite of your favorite chocolate bar can take off the stress for most people - studies have already looked into it - but research has shown that putting cocoa trees under stress can lead to better-tasting chocolate. In particular, drought and other weather conditions have more impact on cocoa production than how the tree themselves are grown. The report, published in the American Chemical Societys Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, detailed the impacts that different cultivation methods have in the chemical composition - as well as the flavor - of cocoa beans.. Chocolate is the most famous derivative of the Theobroma cacao L. tree, commonly referred to as either cocoa or cacao. Studies have revealed that regular consumption of cocoa protects against inflammation and oxidative stress. In the central nervous system, cacao was shown to improve blood flow to the brain, which can protect against neuronal injury. When used topically, it protects the skin from damage caused by ...
city withheld), AZ. The first distinction that needs to be made here is between cocoa powder and chocolate; too many people get them confused!. In order to make cocoa powder, cocoa beans are first fermented, roasted, and shelled.. Inside that shell are cacao nibs, which undergo a heated grinding process to be converted into a liquid known as chocolate liquor (a misnomer, since it contains no alcohol.). Chocolate liquor is then divided into cocoa butter and cocoa solids via compression.. The grinding of cocoa solids results in cocoa powder, which is naturally fat-free (as a result of being separated from cocoa butter) and sugar-free.. This is all very different from chocolate - which, at its most basic, is a combination of cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, milk, and sugar.. Lets now talk about the difference in the two products you mention.. The standard 8-ounce container of cocoa you buy is pure cocoa powder.. The special variety your husband bought is a mixture of the cocoa powder sold in the ...
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Cocoa is a rich source of dietary polyphenols. In vitro as well as cell culture data indicate that cocoa polyphenols may exhibit antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-atherogenic activity. Several molecular targets (e.g., nuclear factor kappa B, endothelial nitric oxide synthase, angiotensin converting enzyme) have been recently identified which may partly explain potential beneficial cardiovascular effects of cocoa polyphenols. However cocoa polyphenol concentrations, as used in many cell culture studies, are not physiologically achievable. Bioavailability studies indicate that plasma concentrations of cocoa polyphenols following dietary intake are low and in the nanomolar range. Human studies regarding the effect of cocoa polyphenols on vascular health are often underpowered and lack a rigorous study design. If dietary cocoa polyphenol intake is due to chocolate its high energy content needs to be taken into account. In order to determine potential health benefits of cocoa polyphenols
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Cacao is the seed of a fruit of an Amazonian tree that was brought to Central America during or before the time of the Olmecs. Cacao beans were so revered by the Mayans and Aztecs that they used them as money.. In 1753 Carl von Linnaeus, the 18th-century Swedish scientist, thought that cacao was so important that he named the genus and species of this tree himself. He named this tree: Theobroma cacao, which literally means "cacao, the food of the gods." As we approach 2012, and the patriarchal systems are crumbling, we decided to rename it "Cacao, food of the goddess".. Cacao beans contain no sugar and between 12% and 50% fat depending on variety and growth conditions. There is no evidence to implicate cacao bean consumption with obesity.. Raw cacao is contains hundreds of chemicals, is high in magnesium, iron, chromium, tryptophan, and antioxidants. It also contains PEA and anandamide.. Contrary to popular opinion, cacao is a poor source of caffeine. A typical sample of cacao nibs or cacao ...
My Facebook feed informed me this morning that Id missed National Pistachio Day (February 26) by one day. I really like pistachios and so does my granddaughter Georgia Lili. Her dad, my son Michael, is the one in the family who likes white chocolate and he likes matcha tea too. Personally, I find white chocolate too sweet, but I got to thinking that matcha and some serious citrus plus crunch might just make a fabulous small portion dessert. Now you have an idea about how I come to develop recipes--its definitely not always a straight line. The White Chocolate and Matcha Mousse Pudding in my book, Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy Free Desserts, Running Press started just this way. As Georgia and Michael tried their best to cheer me up today after a cup of coffee was spilled on my backup but very much used Macbook Pro, Im dedicating this blog post to them.. White Chocolate usually contains little cocoa mass (except for cocoa butter) and almost always contains milk ...
Stigma is a real problem for white chocolate producers. For some reason, the white chocolate lobby simply doesnt have the power of Big Pharma or Tobacco, so youll never see ads encouraging you to try healthy cocoa fat in recipes. But you definitely can. The popularity of mole sauce suggests that even strong chocolate flavors can be handled in savory dishes. One chef says:. "Its important that people break out of the mindset of chocolate as candy. Chocolate is chocolate. If you let it stand on its own, it becomes an ingredient like cumin or butter. If you let go of what your preconception of chocolate is-which for 99.9 percent of the people is a candy bar-it becomes another culinary weapon in your larder.". Indeed, for most of its history, chocolate was exclusively used with savory/spicy ingredients. Cooking cocoa butter with meats or veggies may give them a heartier flavor, or you could try something more daring like salmon with white chocolate sauce. Snacks made with cocoa butter may be more ...
Stigma is a real problem for white chocolate producers. For some reason, the white chocolate lobby simply doesnt have the power of Big Pharma or Tobacco, so youll never see ads encouraging you to try healthy cocoa fat in recipes. But you definitely can. The popularity of mole sauce suggests that even strong chocolate flavors can be handled in savory dishes. One chef says:. "Its important that people break out of the mindset of chocolate as candy. Chocolate is chocolate. If you let it stand on its own, it becomes an ingredient like cumin or butter. If you let go of what your preconception of chocolate is-which for 99.9 percent of the people is a candy bar-it becomes another culinary weapon in your larder.". Indeed, for most of its history, chocolate was exclusively used with savory/spicy ingredients. Cooking cocoa butter with meats or veggies may give them a heartier flavor, or you could try something more daring like salmon with white chocolate sauce. Snacks made with cocoa butter may be more ...
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A study published on the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) found that high concentrations of cocoa flavanols decrease blood pressure, improve the health of blood vessels and increase the number of circulating blood-vessel-forming cells in patients with heart disease. The findings indicate that foods rich in flavanols - such as cocoa products, blueberry, and Ginkgo - have a cardio-protective benefit.. Flavanols are phytonutrient compounds that are found naturally in fruits such as apples, grapes, blueberries, tea, and cherries and herbs such as cocoa nuts and gingko. The study found a protective effect from a cocoa drink with 375 mg of flavanols, but according to researchers, a standard or recommended dosage has not yet been defined to achieve optimal health benefit.. The UCSF team has shown for the first time that one of the possible mechanisms of flavanols benefit is an increase in the circulation of so-called angiogenic cells in the blood. These cells, also known as early ...
This research describes the optimization of parameters (including pH, temperature, period of co-cultivation and age of callus) for Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated genetic transformation of Theobroma cacao L. using staminodes from cocoa buds as explants. The A. tumefaciens strain used was the super avirulent AGLl with the binary vector pGPTV-Kan/Gus. The strain confers aminoglycoside resistance to transformed cells through the neomycin phosphotransferase II (nptII) gene. Callus induction medium contained DKW minerals, glucose, vitamins, 2 mg/L 2,4D and 0.005 mg/L TDZ (0.5nM) pH 5.3. Co-cultivation medium was identical to callus induction medium but contained 0.02mg/L acetosyringone. Experiments were conducted using two clones of cocoa: KKM19 and P22. Staminodes were cultured on callus induction medium in the dark before the transformation process. After 14 days and 21 days on callus induction medium, callus-derived staminodes were co-cultivated with A. tumefaciens on semi-solid co-cultivation ...
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Abstract. OBJECTIVE:. Impaired endothelial function in obesity may reduce blood flow to sites of metabolism, contributing to impaired fat oxidation and insulin resistance. This study investigated the effects of cocoa flavanols and regular exercise, interventions known to improve endothelial function, on cardiometabolic function and body composition in obese individuals.. DESIGN:. Overweight and obese adults were randomly assigned to high-flavanol cocoa (HF, 902 mg flavanols), HF and exercise, low-flavanol cocoa (LF, 36 mg flavanols), or LF and exercise for 12 weeks (exercise duration was 3 x 45 min per week at 75% of age-predicted maximum heart rate). Body composition was assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry at 0 and 12 weeks. Brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), supine blood pressure (BP) and fasting plasma insulin, and glucose levels were assessed at 0, 6 and 12 weeks, respectively. Insulin sensitivity/resistance was determined using the modified homeostasis model assessment ...
USF cacao beans and nibs are indeed raw. The cacao paste is stone-ground and raw. USF cacao powder has 20-24% cacao fat content fulfilling the necessary specification to be a raw processed cacao powder; but, from South American cacao beans and not hybrid beans. The real question for me is, why eat a cacao seed in whatever form, anyway? Cacao is consumed by animals in the wild but they do not have the luxury of enjoying cacao in its most palate pleasing state. Cacao seeds have to be sun-dried and fermented to bestow its complex flavor profile and unique bitter, floral, citrus, and aromatic dimensions. Flavor is significant but the more important reason to eat cacao is for its mineral, nutritional, and chemical make up. Dietary minerals are found in all natural foods but are in the highest concentrations in foods from where soils are nurtured by organic, permaculture, biodynamic practices or having the grace of being developed naturally in the plants indigenous environment. Cacao originated in ...
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Theobroma cacao L. cultivar Matina 1-6 belongs to the most cultivated cacao type. The availability of its genome sequence and methods for identifying genes responsible for important cacao traits will aid cacao researchers and breeders. We describe the sequencing and assembly of the genome of Theobroma cacao L. cultivar Matina 1-6. The genome of the Matina 1-6 cultivar is 445 Mbp, which is significantly larger than a sequenced Criollo cultivar, and more typical of other cultivars. The chromosome-scale assembly, version 1.1, contains 711 scaffolds covering 346.0 Mbp, with a contig N50 of 84.4 kbp, a scaffold N50 of 34.4 Mbp, and an evidence-based gene set of 29,408 loci. Version 1.1 has 10x the scaffold N50 and 4x the contig N50 as Criollo, and includes 111 Mb more anchored sequence. The version 1.1 assembly has 4.4% gap sequence, while Criollo has 10.9%. Through a combination of haplotype, association mapping and gene expression analyses, we leverage this robust reference genome to identify a promising
Dark Chocolate vs White Chocolate comparison. Dark chocolate and white chocolate both contain cocoa butter and are eaten as dessert or used in confectionery. Chocolate is derived from the bean of the cocao (cocoa) plant which breaks down in to chocolate liquor (the ground or melted state of the nib o...
The study recruited people with end-stage liver disease and it was presented at the International Liver Congress in Vienna in April 2010. Half of the patients were given a daily liquid meal containing dark chocolate and the other half were offered a liquid meal of white chocolate. The participants receiving dark chocolate had a lower increase in post-meal portal blood pressure than those receiving white chocolate.. The scientists believe the antioxidants present in dark chocolate help to minimise damage to the blood vessels of cirrhosis patients, and in that way help to reduce high blood pressure. White chocolate did not have any benefits because it doesnt contain antioxidants. The authors of the study concluded that there is "a clear association between eating dark chocolate and portal hypertension".. Dark chocolate is high in cocoa solids and the higher the content of cocoa solids, the more antioxidants are present. Therefore chocolate comprising 70 percent cocoa and above is the healthiest ...
The conclusions, published in the journal Clinical Nutrition​, come on the back of a body of research pointing to the positive impact of flavonoids in chocolate. And the authors, including researchers based at the Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Medicine, argue that their findings are consistent with a recent study in the German Heart Journal​ which showed dark chocolate intake was associated with a 39 per cent lower risk of myocardial infarction and stroke combined. Dark chocolate belongs to the flavonoid-rich foods such as fruit and vegetables, tea, and red wine, with epidemiologic evidence indicates that beneficial effects of these on CHD are partly mediated through the effects of their polyphenolic compounds. The authors hold that while interventional studies have demonstrated beneficial effects of dark chocolate on blood pressure and endothelial function, there is, in fact, limited data available on the effects of total chocolate intake on CHD.. And they ...
A recent study by the International Headache Society raised interest in Theobroma Cacoa as an ingredient beneficial for preventing migraine headaches. As marketers use this research to promote dietary supplement products, information about the appropriate use of T. Cacoa is important to understand before beginning a supplement regimen. Theobroma Cacoa is the botanical name for the cocoa tree, which is used to produce chocolate. Cocoa as a supplement may also be referred to as cocoa oleum, cocoa seed, cocoa semen, cocoa testae, theobroma, theobroma sativum, or theobromine. The first question is regarding the most appropriate dosage for benefit. The study reported by the International Headache Society was actually perfored on laboratory rats, so information about the dosage used would likely not relate well to human usage. In other studies of Theobroma Cacoa, 150-250 milligrams was used in studies of platelet function, which may possibly correlate with the reduction of inflammatory response seen ...
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Endothelial dysfunction is associated with a higher incidence of adverse cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD patients also show impaired function and number of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs, adult stem cells) which circulate in adult blood and contribute to endothelial repair. Clinical studies suggest that endothelial function can be improved in CAD patients by consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa. Yet, the mechanism is not known. It is also not known whether flavanol-rich cocoa provides an additive, positive effect in patients who are already receiving the maximal recommended therapies for risk factor modification. Therefore, the researchers propose to perform an investigator-initiated, randomized controlled cross-over study administering flavanol-rich cocoa or a placebo for two months in CAD patients on optimal medical therapy. An improvement of endothelial function as measured by flow-mediated dilation (FMD) will be the primary endpoint of this study. ...
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A recently published review of studies supports the use of chocolate milk as a recovery drink for athletes. Chocolate milk has been touted in research as a recovery drink for athletes, but many of the prior studies showing this have been small. However, a recent review published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that chocolate milk is indeed a good option.. According to an article from Reuters Health, the review looked at 12 studies that compared chocolate milk against a placebo and a sports drink. In the studies, athletes completed exercise tests that were mostly based on running or cycling. Their time to exhaustion, heart rate, creatine kinase, and lactic acid levels were assessed in most cases.. Compared against the placebo, the time to exhaustion was about one minute longer for chocolate milk drinkers. Compared with the sports drinks, the time to exhaustion for chocolate milk drinkers was about six minutes longer. In addition, the blood serum lactate was lower for the ...
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Origins of Cacao. Cacao is known as "the food of the gods" that anyone who tried the delicious tastes of seeds is loss for words. There were other beliefs that Aztecs considered cacao as mans inheritance from the god of the air Quetzalcoatl. The history of cacao traced back on the fourth voyage of Christopher Columbus when he intercepted canoe with cacao. However, it was Cortez who use and carried back the cacao beans to Spain and use it for a drink exclusively made for wealthy people. They used to combine the cacao with maize, sugar, and vanilla. Later on, Cacao was cultivated in South America and western Africa and becomes the most common source of cocoa powder and chocolate.. Cacao trees grow in partial shade with an average temperature of 25.5 degrees Celsius. The fruit of cacao tree has yellowish red color with white pulp and fruits are harvested and broken to take the seeds. These seeds undergo fermentation for one week in sweat box until these become purple brown in color. The purposes ...
Sure, chocolate tastes great, but whats behind the reported great health benefits? The main good guys are called flavanols (also known as flavan-3-ols), not to be confused with flavonols, which have a different chemical structure.. Flavanols are a type of plant chemical called flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties and have been shown to benefit heart health by lowering blood pressure, enhancing blood flow, and improving the ability of the blood to clot. Flavanols can be found in foods other than chocolate, such as apples, red grapes, red wine, onions, and peanuts.. The interesting thing is that white chocolate contains little to no flavanols, yet a new study indicates that eating white chocolate provides health benefits. So whats the story?. In the new study, which appears in the Journal of Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, scientists randomly gave 42 healthy volunteers one of the following types of chocolate: dark chocolate enriched with 907 milligrams of flavanols, dark chocolate ...
Recent studies have suggested that cocoa or dark chocolate may possess certain beneficial effects on human health. Dark chocolate, with its high cocoa content, is a rich source of the flavonoids epicatechin and gallic acid, which are thought to possess cardioprotective properties. Cocoa possesses a significant antioxidant action, protecting against LDL oxidation, perhaps more than other polyphenol antioxidant-rich foods and beverages. Processing cocoa with alkali destroys most of the flavonoids.[25] Some studies have also observed a modest reduction in blood pressure and flow-mediated dilation after consuming approximately 100g of dark chocolate daily. There has even been a fad diet, named "Chocolate diet", that emphasizes eating chocolate and cocoa powder in capsules. However, consuming milk chocolate or white chocolate, or drinking fat-containing milk with dark chocolate, appears largely to negate the health benefit.[26] Processed cocoa powder (so called Dutch chocolate), processed with alkali ...
The first objective of this study was to assess and optimize somatic embryo production in a genetically diverse range of cacao genotypes. The primary and secondary somatic embryogenesis response of eight promising cacao clones and a positive control was evaluated using modified versions of standard protocols. The second objective was to optimize the efficiency of primary somatic embryogenesis for a commercially important cacao clone, CCN 51, which has proven to be quite recalcitrant to standard protocols, relative to CCN 10, a clone also included in our analysis. The efficiency of the overall process was assessed by determining the number of somatic embryos produced per starting somatic tissue explant, as well as the quality of embryos (normal vs. abnormal) produced. Donor floral explants were subjected to five tissue culture steps, each 15-25 days in duration. Although all studied genotypes produced primary somatic embryos, most of them originated only from brown or brown-white callus. Overall,
The pests and diseases to which cacao is subject, along with climate change, mean that new varieties will be needed to respond to these challenges. Breeders rely on the genetic diversity conserved in field genebanks to create new varieties, because cacao has recalcitrant seeds that cannot be stored in a conventional genebank.[34] In an effort to improve the diversity available to breeders, and ensure the future of the field genebanks, experts have drawn up A Global Strategy for the Conservation and Use of Cacao Genetic Resources, as the Foundation for a Sustainable Cocoa Economy.[35] The strategy has been adopted by the cacao producers and their clients, and seeks to improve the characterization of cacao diversity, the sustainability and diversity of the cacao collections, the usefulness of the collections, and to ease access to better information about the conserved material. Some natural areas of cacao diversity are protected by various forms of conservation, for example national parks. ...
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In the book, the ambrosia is composed as a trifle, but I served it in individual portions. I also took the liberty of garnishing with pomegranate seeds because I still had a couple of homegrown, tiny pomegranates on hand. I have a dwarf pomegranate shrub which actually produced fruits, albeit very small fruits, this year, and those fruits were packed with delightful seeds. So, to begin making this dessert, fresh pineapple was cut into chunks, and navel oranges and red grapefruits were cut into segments. The fruits were placed in a sieve and allowed to drain. Be sure to save the juice that collects for another use or mix it with a little vodka for a quick cocktail. Next, white chocolate was melted and allowed to cool, and cream was whipped. There was no added sugar as the white chocolate added just enough sweetness to the cream. The whipped cream was whisked into the melted white chocolate in two steps, and then it was time to layer it with the mixed fruits. ...
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There are three main cultivar groups of cacao beans used to make cocoa and chocolate. The most prized, rare, and expensive is the Criollo Group, the cocoa bean used by the Maya. Only 10% of chocolate is made from the Criollo, which is less bitter and more aromatic than any other bean. The cacao bean in 80% of chocolate is made using beans of the Forastero Group. Forastero trees are significantly hardier than Criollo trees, resulting in cheaper cacao beans. Trinitario, a hybrid of Criollo and Forastero, is used in about 10% of chocolate. For details of processing, see cocoa.. Cacao beans were commonly used as currency in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. In some areas, such as Yucatán, they were still used in place of small coins as late as the 1840s.. ...
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Hispanic population is increasing, and purchasing power of this group is also increasing. Little is known about the attitudes and preferences of Hispanic adults or children toward chocolate milk. The objective of this study was to understand Hispanic consumer attitudes and preferences for chocolate milk. Focus groups with Hispanic adults (, 18 y, 3 groups, n= 31) and children (10 to 14 y, 6 groups, n= 29) were conducted to gain qualitative insight into perceptions and consumption trends. Using focus group results and descriptive analysis profiles of chocolate milks, 5 representative chocolate milks were selected for quantitative consumer testing. Milks were evaluated for overall liking and other attributes by Hispanic adults (n= 79), Caucasian adults (n= 91), and Hispanic children (n= 45). Analysis of variance and internal and external preference mapping were conducted to characterize differences among treatments and ethnic groups. Chocolate milks were differentiated by ...
Beyond apples: A serving a day of dark chocolate might keep the doctor away - Science Daily, 4/24/12 - 31 fortunate subjects were assigned randomly to consume either a daily serving (50 grams) of either regular dark chocolate (70% cocoa), dark chocolate (70% cocoa) that had been overheated or bloomed, or white chocolate (0% cocoa). The subjects were asked to consume the chocolate for 15 days ... When compared to participants assigned to the white chocolate group, those consuming either form of dark chocolate had lower blood glucose and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL, the bad form) levels coupled with higher high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL, the good form) ... dark chocolate may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by improving glucose levels and lipid profiles. However, they cautioned that -- although habitual dark chocolate consumption may benefit ones health by reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease -- it must be eaten in moderation because it can easily ...
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It is well known that cocoa and dark chocolate possess polyphenols as major constituents whose dietary consumption has been associated to beneficial effects. In fact, cocoa and dark chocolate polyphenols exert anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activities switching on some important signaling pathways such as Toll-like receptor 4/Nuclear factor B/Signal transducer and activator of transcription. In particular, cocoa polyphenols induce release of nitric oxide (NO) through activation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase which, in turn, accounts for vasodilation and cardioprotective effects. In the light of the above described properties, a number of clinical trials based on the consumption of cocoa and dark chocolate have been conducted in healthy subjects as well as in different categories of patients, such as those affected by cardiovascular, neurological, intestinal and metabolic pathologies. Even if data are not always concordant, modifications of biomarkers of disease are frequently associated to
Cacao, Theobroma cacao, is a tropical evergreen tree in the family Byttneriaceae. It is native to Central and South America and is cultivated extensively for its seed, which is the source of COCOA, CHOCOLATE, and cocoa butter. Cacao is a wide-branched evergreen that grows up to 7.5 m (25 ft) tall and bears seedpods up to 30 cm (1 ft) long and 10 cm (4 in) thick, with a hard leathery shell. Pods contain as many as 40 seeds, or beans, some up to 2.5 cm (1 in) wide. Several species of Theobroma are cultivated in tropical America. The principal species used for cocoa, is grown throughout the wet, lowland tropics, especially in south-east Asia, South America, and West Africa, where the trees are planted under the shade of taller trees. They usually bear fruit 4 years after they have been planted. Workers harvest cacao beans with knives. After extraction from the fruit, the beans are placed in piles, covered with banana leaves, and allowed to ferment; afterward they are dried to prevent moulding. They ...
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Approximately it takes 2-3 years for the seeds to grow fully and before you can harvest. A single healthy pod could produce a minimum of 200 grams of dried cocoa seeds. A single cacao tree can produce an average of 20 healthy cacao pods. On the average, each cacao tree can give you at least 3.5 kilograms of dried cocoa seeds, which is equivalent to 350 Philippine pesos.. Now think of this - What if you have a total of 100 healthy cacao trees planted today? In 2-3 years time, most likely you will start to have passive gross income of at least Php 35000 per month since cacao tree never stops bearing fruits as long as it is healthy.. ...
La extracción es uno de los pasos clave en el estudio y aplicación de los compuestos derivados de fuentes naturales. Actualmente, se considera preponderante el desarrollo de tecnologías emergentes que sean amigables con el medio ambiente además de ser eficientes. La extracción asistida por ultrasonido (EAUS) ha mostrado cubrir ambos requerimientos. Sin embargo,el éxito al utilizar esta técnica depende en gran medida de los parametros y el equipo empleado. Debido a esto, este estudio evaluo dos de los factores más importantes (frecuencia (25/45kHz) y tiempo (15/30 min)) a través de un diseño factorial 22 usando un tipo de sonicación intermitente y continua. Los extractos obtenidos fueron caracterizados. La muestra I45(30) resultó obtener el mayor contenido en fenoles, flavonoides,proantocianidinas (PAC) y flavan-3-ol. Mostrando, alta capacidad antioxidante cuando fue evaluada con los ensayos FRAP, DPPH y peroxidación lipídica. El caso opuesto fue reportado para la muestra ...
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0211]The term "food product" is used herein in a broad sense, and covers food for humans as well as food for animals (i.e. a feed). In a preferred aspect, the food is for human consumption. The food may be in the form of a solution or as a solid, depending on the use and/or the mode of application and/or the mode of administration. Non limitative examples of food products which may be obtained using cocoa beans according to the present invention include for instance chocolate products, chocolate drinks, nutritional beverages, beverage powders, milk-based products, ice cream, confectionery, bakery products such as cakes and cake mixes, fillings, cake glaze, chocolate bakery filling, doughnuts, and dairy products. Particularly preferred food products include "chocolate products". Chocolate products preferably comprise one or more components selected from the group comprising cocoa beans or cocoa products according to the invention, sugars, sugar substitutes, milk powders, fat, emulsifier, ...
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The findings of this study are interesting but by no means conclusive. Diet composition and calorie count influence BMI. The underlying hypothesis is that modest-frequent chocolate consumption might result in reduced fat deposition, likely offsetting the added calories. It is known that chocolate is rich in antioxidants which can modify metabolism and BMI in laboratory animals. Perhaps these mechanisms may exist in humans too. ...
Sequencing of a QTL-rich region of the Theobroma cacao genome using pooled BACs and the identification of trait specific candidate ...
br(Theobroma cacao) Native to South America, cacao is now primarily cultivated in West Africa. Nibs are the result of cacao beans after they have been roasted, cracked and de-shelled. Used in cooking and for snacking, they are usually ground into a thick paste (chocolate liquor). Cacao nibs are high in flavonoids and antioxidants and are a good source of vitamins and minerals. Mentioned in ancient medical texts, cacao was used medicinally to stimulate the appetite and nervous system as well as to improve digestion. Today cacao is also noted for its positive effect on cholesterol levels as well as its use to help elevate moods. Cacao nibs are recommended for people looking to benefit from its healthful properties as opposed to processed chocolate. Contains Caffeine
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It comes as no surprise that some people would like to grow their own cacao tree. The question is how to grow cocoa beans from cocoa tree seeds? Click this article to find out about growing cacao trees and other cocoa tree info.
To be sure, the cacao supply is notoriously erratic, with giant surpluses some years and painful deficits others. But the past six years have seen only one year of surplus, but four of deficits - raising industry concerns "that the market may have entered a period of supply deficit," according to the ICCO. For this you can blame the sweet-toothed consumer classes emerging in India, China and Brazil. Or the fact that many of the West African farmers who grow 70 percent of the worlds cacao havent seen their yields or take-home prices increase. You might also look within, because your own predilection for dark chocolate has played a role in this shortfall. Cocoa constitutes about 10 percent of milk chocolate; most of the rest is sugar and milk. But cocoa makes up 60 to 90 percent of dark chocolate; thats one reason its more expensive than milk chocolate.. For some time now, the cacao-intensive dark chocolate category has been stealing milk chocolates market share. China, in particular, is ...
Chocolate is one of the most consumed foods around the world.. Not only for the irresistible and rich flavour it has but also the health benefits one could gain from munching a bar of chocolate.. An experiment was made with specific participants given dark, milk and white chocolates on a daily basis within a specific period of time.. Test results have shown that dark chocolate contains larger amount of an essential antioxidant compared to milk and white chocolates.. This antioxidant called phenol, an antioxidant found in the cacao bean, the main source of chocolate was discovered to have positive effects on blood pressure and the increase of nitric oxide which trims down platelet aggregation, and restrains oxidation of LDL cholesterol.. It can help decrease blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and increase a persons insulin sensitivity.. Another important discovery about dark chocolates is that it helps people retain information and store it in their long term memory.. It is proven to improve ...
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One factor that I have gotten into previously a number of months is uncooked chocolate or cacao pronounced Ka(cow)- sure, just like our dearly cherished pals who produce for us in considerable provide our day-to-day servings of milk! Cacao is the nut from which all chocolate is made; so on the other hand you devour your chocolate in no matter shape from no matter supply whether or not or not its a mars bar a snickers or one thing of upper high quality like sacred center or inexperienced&blacks all of it comes from the cacao bean.. This bean which is botanically categorised as a nut comes from the fruit of the cacao tree and is referred to as theobroma cacao; the literal translation of which being: meals of the gods! Unfortunately by the point you get your tasty bar of chocolate its been processed such a lot that it slightly resembles the standard or style of the unique meals. Chocolate in it is unique state is a superb supply of magnesium and chromium which consistent with Nutrition Expert ...
Yes, it is advisable to provide shade trees for growing cocoa trees.. The cocoa tree will make optimum use of any light available and has been traditionally grown under shade. Its natural environment is the Amazonian forest, which provides natural shade trees. Shading is indispensable in a cocoa trees early years to ensure the right form of growth.. The lack of shade trees can result in cocoa trees being more susceptible to attacks from sap sucking insects or capsids (also known as mirids).. Cocoa trees grown under thin forest cover usually require less pruning than cocoa trees grown without shade.. Bananas can provide shade for young trees, though this shade does not usually continue into maturity due to the short life span of the banana. Growing bananas also provides the farmer with another cash crop. Another tree often used for intercropping is coconut.. Shade can also be provided by thinning the forest or by planting trees, such as Leucaena leucocephala and Gliricidia sepium, to provide ...
The recent findings further established both chocolates and olive oils cardioprotective benefits, which previous studies have already demonstrated.. For instance, Harvard researchers found that eating dark chocolate and other cocoa-containing products may lower the odds of atrial fibrillation. To carry out the study, the research team pooled data from the Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health Study with a total cohort population of more than 55,500.. The experts found that people who had higher chocolate consumption were 10 to 20 percent less likely to develop the condition than those who consumed less. (Related: Eating REAL chocolate may lower your blood pressure, study suggests.). "Our study adds to the accumulating evidence on the health benefits of moderate chocolate intake and highlights the importance of behavioral factors for potentially lowering the risk of arrhythmias…Despite the fact that most of the chocolate consumed by the study participants likely had relatively low concentrations of ...
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Filled with Champagne buttercream and decorated with gold chocolate shards and sugar pearls, this cake roll is the pinnacle of festivity. Instead of using ordinary Champagne, I make this cake with Marc de Champagne, a pomace brandy made from Champagne grape skins, seeds, and stalks that pairs beautifully with the cakes creamy buttercream filling and sweet white chocolate ganache coating.
Many people are beginning to realize the importance of living well and the health benefits of eating wholesome organic foods. The movement is growing fast, as more and more people learn about the vegan lifestyle and the advantages of consuming raw foods. As such, we should take a closer look at the health benefits that accompany consuming raw cacao (a very healthy and natural bean) and using organically grown, pesticide free cacao nuts in vegan chocolates. Your typical milk chocolate bar is a highly processed concoction of milk byproducts, refined sugars, artificial flavorings, artificial colorings, preservatives, and chemicals which contain only the smallest amounts of cacao. Its in the raw cacao seeds that we find the highest levels of antioxidants, minerals and many other beneficial compounds like flavonol, phenylethylamine, niacin, beta-carotene, calcium, lysine, riboflavin, theobromine, thiamin and hundreds of other naturally occurring compounds. So why do we eat unhealthy mass produced ...
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Chocolate is a name given to products that are derived from cocoa which are then mixed with some sort of fat (e.g. cocoa butter, oil) and finely powdered sugar to produce a solid edible product. To make chocolate, the cocoa bean is roasted and shelled, leaving only the nibs, or centres .It exists in several types according to the proportion of ingredients used in a particular recipe. Chocolate comprises a number of raw and processed foods produced from the seed of the tropical cacao tree. Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate, combining chocolate with sugar. Chocolate has become one of the most popular flavors in the world. Gifts of chocolate molded into different shapes have become traditional on certain holidays: chocolate bunnies and eggs are popular on Easter, chocolate coins on Hanukkah, Santa Claus and other holiday symbols on Christmas, and hearts on Valentines Day. Pure, unsweetened chocolate contains primarily cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying ...
Intake of cocoa-containing foods has been found to lower blood pressure (BP) in several clinical trials. It is supposed that the cocoa polyphenols represent the active principle, lowering BP by increasing the formation of vasodilative nitric oxide. However, direct evidence for this assumption from controlled clinical studies is lacking. Moreover, in hypertensive subjects vascular dilation appears to be impaired due to endothelial dysfunction and vascular smooth muscle remodeling, but it is unclear whether the BP response to cocoa phenols differs between subjects with high blood pressure and optimal blood pressure.. The investigators hypothesized that (1) intake of cocoa phenols cause a dose-dependent, acute elevation of circulating bioactive NO levels and a reduction in BP, and that (2) the NO elevation and BP reduction are impaired in patients with hypertension.. To test this hypothesis, the investigators will conduct a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, sample ...
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Historically, the practice of harvesting cacao from the cacao tree has been labor-intensive. The absence of engine-powered machinery has meant that cacao farmers must extract ripe cacao from the branch with basic tools. As global demand for chocolate continues to rise, there is increased economic pressure of cacao farmers to supply more cacao while keeping…
In research available online ahead of publication in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, author Astrid Nehlig suggested there was sufficient evidence to believe that cocoa flavanols contained substances that can boost cognitive functioning.. The review gives further credence to cocoa and chocolate being considered as nutraceuticals providing health benefits.. It was available online shortly before the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) gave a positive opinion on a health claim from chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut linking cocoa to improved blood flow. (See HERE​). Cognitive benefits​. Assessing many studies Callebaut used to win the EFSA nod, Nehlig concluded: "Cocoa powder and chocolate contain a large percentage of flavonoids that display several beneficial actions on the brain.​. She said that cocoa flavanols could inhibit brain cells from dying by delivering blood to capillaries, which could create new blood vessels.. Epicatechin, the main flavonoid in cocoa was ...
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter. 3/4 cup white chocolate chips. 1 cup all purpose flour. 1/2 cup granulated sugar. 1/2 cup white chocolate chips. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. 2 eggs. 1/2 cup Biscoff Spread. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 8×8 inch baking dish with tin foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.. 2. Place butter into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30-45 seconds until butter is melted and hot. Add 3/4 cup white chips and let sit for 1 minute. Stir until smooth, if needed place back in microwave for an additional 15-30 seconds to melt through.. 3. Place flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Stir in 1/2 cup white chips then add eggs and biscoff. Stir until well combined. Transfer to prepared baking dish, spreading evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until cooked through. Let cool completely then cut into squares. Serve warm, room temperature or chilled.. Makes ...
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Having three or more servings of chocolate each week reduces risk of heart attack, according to a recent study of more than 67,000 Swedish adults.. Published in the British medical journal Heart, this study looked at the association between chocolate consumption and heart attack. In recent years, many studies have linked moderate chocolate consumption to improved heart health, likely thanks to its flavanols, antioxidants, and "good" fats that promote better health. However, few studies have specifically looked at the impact of chocolate consumption on heart attack-a leading cause of death in the United States.. To learn more, researchers analyzed data from the Cohort of Swedish Men and the Swedish Mammography Cohort, which followed more than 67,600 men and women from 1998-2010. All participants were free of heart disease at the start of the study and completed a questionnaire on health, lifestyle and diet upon enrollment. Researchers then followed participants for up to 12 years, tracking heart ...
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Just in case you need any pointers - first of all, cocoa is rich in antioxidants which help you fight free radicals (read: good for cancer prevention, a healthy heart and anti-aging). Some studies even show that more antioxidants are released when the cocoa is hot - hurray one more reason to be in love with this hot cocoa this season! Now before you go rushing into the grocery store to buy hot chocolate - watch out! Of course, not all hot cocoas are equal. Many store-bought hot chocolates have more sugar and artificial ingredients than then actually have cocoa. To be sure its best to make your own hot cocoa with real cocoa powder. That way you get the best ingredients and the best taste. And dont worry, it doesnt have to be complicated. Take the below base recipe for warming hot cocoa and if you so desire, go making little tweaks like adding cinnamon, making it a little bit thicker with ground hazelnuts, adding a dollop of coconut oil or frothing milk for topping.. ...
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Understanding the genetic basis of pathogen susceptibility in various crop plants is crucial to increasing the stability of food, feed, and fuel production. Varietal differences in defence responses provide insights into the mechanisms of resistance and are a key resource for plant breeders. To explore the role of salicylic acid in the regulation of defence in cacao, we demonstrated that SA treatment decreased susceptibility to a pod rot pathogen, Phytophthora tropicalis in two genotypes, Scavina 6 and Imperial College Selection 1, which differ in their resistance to several agriculturally important pathogens. Transient overexpression of TcNPR1, a major transcriptional regulator of the SA-dependent plant immune system, also increased pathogen tolerance in cacao leaves. To explore further the genetic basis of resistance in cacao, we used microarrays to measure gene expression profiles after salicylic acid (SA) treatment in these two cacao genotypes. The two genotypes displayed distinct ...
Introduction: Patients after heart transplantation (HTPL) have endothelial dysfunction, increased platelet activation and show accelerated coronary atherosclerosis. Traditional risk factors, high oxidative stress and reduced antioxidant defenses play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of coronary allograft vasculopathy. Dark chocolate contains high amount of flavonoids, with potent antioxidant properties that could beneficially influence endothelial and platelet function.. Hypothesis: We aimed to assess the effect of flavonoid-rich chocolate on endothelial dependent coronary vasomotion, a powerful surrogate for clinical prognosis.. Methods: 22 HTPL patients were included in this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. During elective coronary angiogram we performed quantitative coronary angiography and tested endothelial-dependent coronary vasomotion using cold pressor test (CPT), and repeated two hours after ingestion of 40g flavonoid-rich dark (70%cocoa) or placebo chocolate (same ...
High blood pressure is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, contributing to about 50% of cardiovascular events worldwide and 37% of cardiovascular-related deaths in Western populations. Epidemiological studies suggest that cocoa-rich products reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Flavanols found in cocoa have been shown to increase the formation of endothelial nitric oxide which promotes vasodilation and therefore blood pressure reduction. Here we update previous meta-analyses on the effect of cocoa on blood pressure. To assess the effects on blood pressure of chocolate or cocoa products versus low-flavanol products or placebo in adults with or without hypertension when consumed for two weeks or longer. This is an updated version of the review initially published in 2012. In this updated version, we searched the following electronic databases from inception to November 2016: Cochrane Hypertension Group Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE and Embase. We also searched ...
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There are reports that mulch made from cacao bean shells is dangerous to dogs and livestock.[unreliable medical source?] Bhate ... Drolet, R; Arendt, TD; Stowe, CM (1984). "Cacao bean shell poisoning in a dog". Journal of the American Veterinary Medical ... 2. Comparison of Flavan-3-ol Content with Nonfat Cocoa Solids, Total Polyphenols, and Percent Cacao". Journal of Agricultural ... Blakemore, F; Shearer, GD (1943). "The poisoning of livestock by cacao products". Veterinary Record. 55 (15): 165. ...
... an important area of cacao cultivation. The Maya passed on the knowledge of cacao through oral histories, in Jade and Obsidian ... Cacao beans were used for everyday exchange in postclassic times. For more expensive purchases gold, jade and copper were used ... "Cacao". www.authenticmaya.com. Retrieved 2015-10-25. "MAYA, A History of The Mayans". Coe, Michael D., "The Maya", Eighth ... Mostly the main population used the more basic commodities, such as stone tools, salt, cacao beans, fish and manufactured goods ...
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The disease known as "Ceratocystis wilt of cacao" (or "Mal de machete") is a serious disease of the cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao ... cacao and sycamore". Mycologia. 97: 57. doi:10.3852/mycologia.97.1.57. Harrington, Tom. "Ceratocystis Wilt of Cacao". Iowa ... This fungus is able to penetrate cacao trees through stem wounds that are caused either by insects or through infected cutting ... In the 1990s, C. cacaofunesta was introduced to the southern region of Bahia, which is the largest Brazilian cacao-producing ...
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Cups, gourds, cacao beans, as well as others things they acquired were listed in The Essential Codex Mendoza.Cacao became used ... Within Mesoamerica many drinks were made from cacao beans, and further enhanced by flowers like vanilla to add flavor. This was ... Pearce, David (2008). "Cacao and Chocolate Timeline". David Pearce. Archived from the original on February 19, 2005. Retrieved ... The press separated the greasy cocoa butter from cacao seeds, leaving a purer chocolate powder behind. This powder, much like ...
Crème de cacao brown. Crème de cacao white. Crème de Cassis, a blackcurrant flavored liqueur. Dry Orange Curaçao, a dark orange ...
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