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Research on Theobroma cacao, the tree that is the source of all chocolate.
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Regular chocolate eaters are thinner, evidence suggests

Regular chocolate eaters are thinner, evidence suggests | Cocoa Research | Scoop.it
Katherine Hepburn famously said of her slim physique: "What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate." New evidence suggests she may have been right.
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The chocolate market of 2030 – analyst looks through crystal ball

The chocolate market of 2030 – analyst looks through crystal ball | Cocoa Research | Scoop.it
ConfectioneryNews.com speaks to a consumer goods analyst about the issues that will inform the chocolate industry over the next two decades.
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Mars funded study finds cocoa fertilisation can double production - ConfectioneryNews.com

Mars funded study finds cocoa fertilisation can double production - ConfectioneryNews.com | Cocoa Research | Scoop.it
ConfectioneryNews.com Mars funded study finds cocoa fertilisation can double production ConfectioneryNews.com Using fertilizer on degraded farms with mature trees can double cocoa production, according to a study funded by Mars.
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Chocolate, red wine or aspirin: Which should you be ingesting daily? - Globe and Mail

Chocolate, red wine or aspirin: Which should you be ingesting daily? - Globe and Mail | Cocoa Research | Scoop.it
Globe and MailChocolate, red wine or aspirin: Which should you be ingesting daily?

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Epicatechin ingested via cocoa products reduces blood pressure in humans: a nonlinear regression model with a Bayesian approach

Epicatechin ingested via cocoa products reduces blood pressure in humans...Ellinger et al., 2012

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Brasso Seco Cocoa Conservation - Cocoa Research Unit - The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Brasso Seco Cocoa Conservation - Cocoa Research Unit - The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine | Cocoa Research | Scoop.it

Brasso Seco Cocoa Conservation - Cocoa Research Unit - The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

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Dark Chocolate's Health Benefits

Dark Chocolate's Health Benefits | Cocoa Research | Scoop.it

Dark chocolate's health benefits: possible improved cardiovascular health, chocolate and blood sugar, potential cancer-fighting properties

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Tay Cortazzo's comment, March 5, 2013 1:13 PM
I'm going to use the myth vs fact tab on the left side of the page
Choco-Locate's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:53 PM

if we need more proof. But again, everything in moderation and look at all the ingredients.

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Dark chocolate/cocoa effective for cholesterol level improvement: Meta-analysis

Dark chocolate/cocoa effective for cholesterol level improvement: Meta-analysis | Cocoa Research | Scoop.it
Consuming polyphenol-rich dark chocolate or cocoa products may reduce total and LD cholesterol levels, but has no effect on HDL levels, according to a meta-analysis of 10 clinical trials.
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Theobroma

Exploring the nature of chocolate and why we love it so much. This documentary was made purely for educational purposes.
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Tay Cortazzo's comment, March 5, 2013 1:17 PM
This video is very educational and it has interviews which is also helpful
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Blommer predicts looming cocoa supply crisis

Blommer predicts looming cocoa supply crisis | Cocoa Research | Scoop.it
Demand for cocoa is expected to climb 30% in the next 10 years creating a 25% shortage of current supply, according to North American cocoa processor and chocolate ingredients supplier Blommer Chocolate Company.
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Cadbury Cocoa Partnership commits GH¢1.7 million to projects - Ghana News Agency

Cadbury Cocoa Partnership commits GH¢1.7 million to projects - Ghana News Agency | Cocoa Research | Scoop.it
Ghana News AgencyCadbury Cocoa Partnership commits GH¢1.7 million to projectsGhana News AgencyAccra, June 20, GNA - The Cadbury Cocoa Partnership Programme, an initiative of Kraft Foods, is committing GH¢1.7 million under its Challenge Fund to ...Contract...
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Could cocoa production take Nigeria from frontier to emerging market status?

Could cocoa production take Nigeria from frontier to emerging market status? | Cocoa Research | Scoop.it

In West Africa the International Cocoa Coordination Organization (ICCO), is trying to convince Nigerian manufacturers of the potential business benefits of cocoa production...

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Revealed: Cocoa And Palm Oil Crop Failures Linked To Pesticides | Science & Environment | Peacefmonline.com

Revealed: Cocoa And Palm Oil Crop Failures Linked To Pesticides | Science & Environment | Peacefmonline.com | Cocoa Research | Scoop.it

Revealed: Cocoa And Palm Oil Crop Failures Linked To Pesticides...killing pollinating insects.

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Cocoa Research Unit - The University of the West Indies

Cocoa Research Unit - The University of the West Indies | Cocoa Research | Scoop.it

Cocoa Research Unit...custodian of the International Cocoa Genebank, Trinidad, and international collection of cocoa germplasm. Centre for cacao knowledge, cocoa research services.

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Health benefits
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Theobroma Cacao -- The Tree of Life | Amano Artisan Chocolate

Theobroma Cacao -- The Tree of Life | Amano Artisan Chocolate | Cocoa Research | Scoop.it
The name theobroma cacao was first applied to the cocoa tree by Carolus Linnaeus #bornonthisday.
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