Cocoa cake and powder produced as a result of the processing of cocoa beans
have to a large extent been used within the country.
Oberparleiter and Ziegleder  have confirmed earlier findings by Hashim and Chaveron  and Cros and Jeanjean  by identifying Amadori compounds, the first intermediates of Maillard reaction in dried, unroasted cocoa beans
The operation will create one of the largest cocoa beans
traders worldwide, with a significant market position for beans grown in West Africa, in particular for non-standard (traceable and/or certified) beans, a fast-growing market trend.
Through the Cargill Cocoa Promise, the company is growing and sustaining cocoa farming communities while meeting the growing global demand for sustainable cocoa beans
by focusing on three areas: training farmers, supporting farming communities and investing in the long-term sustainable production of cocoa.
The aroma of roasted cocoa beans
comes from substances that individually smell like potato chips, cooked meat, peaches, raw beef fat, cooked cabbage, human sweat, cucumber, honey and other distinctly un-cocoa-like aromas.
Indeed, for centuries, the cocoa bean
has been used for its therapeutic and nutritional properties and been exploited by many traditions and cultures.
For instance there are six relating directly to cocoa, such as ISO 2291:1980 on 'cocoa beans
--determination of moisture content (routine method), as well as standards on cocoa beans
cut tests, sampling cocoa beans
, specifying cocoa beans
, plus determining and quantifying the presence of cocoa butter equivalents.
The cocoa beans
are bought through the Rainforest Alliance, which helps ensure that farmers receive living wages and that the beans are shade grown without damaging the surrounding rainforest.
In the early 16th century, Spanish explorers brought cocoa beans
THIS is made with organic cocoa beans
from Bolivia and sugar from the Philippines and the slabs come in four varieties - plain, milk, praline and cappuccino.
The boom can probably be credited to the positive health benefits of dark chocolate, which contains cocoa flavanols, natural compounds found in cocoa beans
It was so precious they used cocoa beans
as a currency as well as to make a sacred drink.