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Title: CHOCOLATE


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CHOCOLATE
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Cacao Tree
The tree is often grown in the shade of other
trees. It can be as tall as 40 feet and has
fruit (pods) which are more than a foot long.
The fruit may be brownish-yellow to purple, and
contain 20-40 seeds or cacao beans in a pink,
sweet-sour pulp.
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The cacao tree is cultivated in many countries,
but today the leading suppliers are Ivory Coast,
Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Brazil, Cameroon,
Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Papua New Guinea.

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Fermentation of Cacao
The fermentation process transforms the flavor to
what we associate with cocoa and chocolate.
Without the fermentation process there will not
be any chocolate flavor.
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  • The duration of the fermentation depends on the
    variety and is from 2 to more than 7 days.

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  • When the fermentation is terminated the cacao
    beans are sun-dried. At this stage the smell of
    cocoa can be observed.

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  • After roasting and winnowing (removing the outer
    shell from the cacao beans) they are ground
    making cocoa liquor, see the left side of the
    picture.

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Nutrition Facts
  • Fat
  • Cocoa beans contain approximately 50 fat. It is
    primarily comprised of two saturated fatty acids,
    and the monounsaturated oleic acid.
  • Cocoa butter and chocolate do not raise blood
    cholesterol.

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  • Sugar
  • The cacao bean contains quite a lot of
    carbohydrates, but most of it is starch, soluble
    dietary fibers and insoluble dietary fibers.
  • A very small proportion is simple sugars.
  • Sugar is added during the manufacture of
    chocolate.

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  • Antioxidants
  • Cocoa beans contain polyphenols (similar to those
    found in wine) with antioxidant properties which
    are health beneficial.
  • These compounds are called flavonoids.
  • The flavonoids also reduce the blood's ability to
    clot and thus reduces the risk of stroke and
    heart attacks.

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  • Theobromine
  • Theobromine is a very mild stimulant with a mild
    diuretic action (increases the production of
    urine).
  • Please note that theobromine can be toxic to
    animals like dogs, cats, parrots and horses.

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  • Caffeine
  • Cocoa beans contains a very low amount of
    caffeine, much less than found in coffee, tea and
    cola.

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ANANDAMIDE
  • Chemicals found in chocolate target the same
    brain receptor system as marijuana.
  • It activates the brain cells the same way as THC
    (tetrahydrocannabinol) does in marijuana.
  • But, a 130 lb person would have to eat a whopping
    25lb. of chocolate to get a "buzz."
  • White chocolate does not contain this substance.

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  • Phenylethylamine
  • Phenylethylamine is a slight antidepressant and
    stimulant similar to the body's own dopamine and
    adrenaline.
  • Phenylethylamine is known as the "love drug" and
    is thought be be the reason why chocolate is said
    to be an aphrodisiac.

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  • Serotonin
  • Cocoa and chocolate can increase the level of
    serotonin in the brain.
  • Serotonin levels are often decreased in people
    with depression and in those experiencing PMS
    symptoms.
  • Chocolate consumption stimulates the release of
    serotonin into the body, which combine to produce
    a relaxed or euphoric feeling.
  • This may explain why some people crave chocolate
    when they're feeling depressed.

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  • Essential minerals
  • Cocoa beans are rich in a number of essential
    minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron,
    zinc, copper, potassium and manganese.

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  • Vitamins
  • A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid.

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  • Is chocolate fattening?
  • Yes, chocolate is fattening. Even dark chocolate
    contains a lot of calories because of the large
    content of fat and sugar.
  • The sugar content in chocolate is worse than the
    fat content regarding negative effects on health.

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STRANGE CHOCOLATE
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Chocolate Hair
  • A model wearing a chocolate wig gets her makeup
    done.

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Chocolate Fashion Show
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Chocolate Car
  • he used about 100 kg of chocolate and 30 kg of
    cocoa butter to make the model, which took five
    people one week to assemble.

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SERIOUS CHOCOLATE
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WHAT IS FAIR TRADE?
  • Fair Trade fights poverty by providing
    sustainable livelihoods.
  • Fair Trade is trading partnership, a sustainable
    business model, that establishes better trading
    conditions to, and secures the rights of,
    marginalized producers, artisans and workers.

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  • If consumer demand for Fair Trade chocolate
    increases, perhaps chocolate companies will alter
    their practices.
  • Thus, buying Fair Trade chocolate can put an end
    to the disastrous cycle of poverty and child
    endangerment.

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