Net his firm dried 26 metric tons of cocoa beans in just two days last November (traditional drying can take two weeks).
Advocates say the reduction in drying time could help boost Uganda's cocoa exports.
The technology's advocates say the plastic also kills mold and fungi more thoroughly, and thus makes it easier for Ugandan cocoa to meet European health requirements for imports.
In fact, the studies show that a cup of cocoa a day can reduce your chances of suffering from one of those diseases.
A new option is now available--low-carb cocoa that can soothe the sweet tooth within most of us.
WASHINGTON -- The cocoa plant (Theobroma cacao) holds tremendous potential to impact public health and improve the socioeconomic and ecological landscape of the countries where it's grown, according to leading world scientists who convened at the National Academies today to examine the latest scientific advances in cocoa research.
Building on the first-ever cocoa science symposium held at The National Academies in 2004, today's symposium brought together a multi-disciplinary international group of scientists from the public and private sectors to review the most recent scientific advances related to cocoa - from its potential to improve public health to its role in preserving the tropical ecosystems where cocoa is grown.
Depending upon the type of cocoa and how it's prepared, a cup of hot chocolate is a sweet, delicious treat for kids or a cinnamon-spiced drink for sophisticated adults.
For a twist on this theme, host a Cocoa Chanel Festival and partner with a clothing retailer interested in holding a spring fashion show in the aisles of your store.
As long as you use skim or low-fat milk (and don't add whipped cream), the fat content of the cocoa powder is relatively unimportant because the amount you use is so small.
PRODUCT CALORIES FAT (g) Hot cocoa mixes (one packet, prepared with 6 oz water) Carnation or Nestle 110 1 Swiss Miss 110 3 Swiss Miss Lite 70 <1 Weight Watchers 60 0 Unsweetened cocoa powder (*) Hershey's (1 Tbsp), dry 18 <1 Hershey's (1 Tbsp), with 6 oz skim milk and 1 Tbsp sugar 128 <1 Ghirardelli (1 Tbsp), dry 15 1 Ghirardelli (1 Tbsp), with 6 oz skim milk and 1 Tbsp sugar 125 1 Chocolate drinks Nestle Quik chocolate (2 tsp powder), dry 72 1 Nestle Quik, with 6 oz skim milk 137 1 Bosco (2 Tbsp syrup) 85 <1 Bosco, with 6 oz skim milk 150 <1 (*) The labels of different brands suggest using different amounts of cocoa.