Cocoa

Cocoa powder composition

Cocoa powder is a valuable product of the food industry. It is widely used in the manufacture of confectionery products, ice cream, and also for the manufacture of cocoa.

It is produced by grinding the cake in powdered state, which remains after uprasowania oil from it.

Unlike other drinks, for example coffee or tea, cocoa

powder actually does not dissolve in water and contain very few extractives. It is when mixed with water forms a slurry (suspension of rigid particles in milk or water). The quality of the suspension is evaluated for its stability that the particle size of the cocoa depends and is in a suspended state. The resistance of the suspension is increased if it is made from grated cocoa or nibs, which have been previously subjected to a special alkaline treatment (the so-called alkalinity). Formed during such processing of different substances and especially salts of fatty acids increases the stability Continue reading

Cocoa benefits and harms

Cocoa. we all know from childhood, his taste, not coffee with milk and hot chocolate, and something special! However, few people know that cocoa “big brother” chocolate — can bring both benefit and harm. Will tell you more about that.

The benefits and harms of cocoa are defined active substances, which enter into its composition. And most

importantly — their number, which you allowed yourself to eat. In other words, almost all healthy components of cocoa can be extremely harmful if you abuse this product.

The use of cocoa

Like many products, cocoa the benefits and harms are not determined by the components and the substances in its composition, and their dose. The earliest use of cocoa is obvious – with a Cup of cocoa, we notice how our mood rises. The thing Continue reading

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