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co·coa

(kō'kō),
A powder prepared from the roasted kernels of the ripe seed of Theobroma cacao (family Sterculiaceae); used in the preparation of cocoa syrup, a flavoring agent.
See also: cacao.
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The team also compared the cocoa beans with finished cocoa products and found much higher lead concentrations and greater variability in the isotopic composition among the finished products.
A spokesman for the new management said: "We are aware that staff were paid in cocoa beans but we will pay them in the more conventional way."
The two major importers of cocoa beans are Cokoladovny and Cubrex.
The final pH of the cocoa beans after the fermentation process occurs is very important since the type of product of the enzymatic proteolysis of the proteins (cocoa and chocolate aromas and taste precursors) changes with the pH (KRATZER et al., 2009; YUSEP et al., 2002).
'We know fresh, unprocessed cocoa beans contain 10 per cent flavanols, but processing the beans into chocolate can reduce this to between 0.5 per cent and even as low as 0.001 per cent,' explains Dr Karin Ried, an associate professor at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine in Melbourne, who has produced a review of the evidence on chocolate and blood pressure for the respected Cochrane Collaboration.
Physical properties of food products, including cocoa beans, are required for proper engineering design of processing, cleaning, grading, conveying, drying, and transportation equipment.
The alarming warning from the manufacturer, based in Bournville, comes as farmers growing cocoa beans continue to "die out." Cadbury is now part of US food maker Mondelez International.
Organic Cocoa Market Segmentation: On the basis of product type the organic cocoa market is segmented into cocoa powder, cocoa paste, cocoa butter, cocoa beans and others (products containing cocoa).
Cocoa Nibs are dried and fermented bits of cocoa beans. The texture of cocoa nibs are similar to that of roasted coffee beans.
ISLAMABAD -- Foods rich in cocoa, such as cocoa butter, cocoa beans, cocoa powder, dark chocolates, may improve vitamin D intake, a study said.
ISLAMABAD:Foods rich in cocoa, such as cocoa butter, cocoa beans, cocoa powder, dark chocolates, may improve vitamin D intake,a study said.
A new study has found that foods rich in cocoa, such as cocoa butter, cocoa beans, cocoa powder, dark chocolates, may improve your vitamin D intake.