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Research Project: New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops

Location: Healthy Processed Foods Research

Title: How dark chocolate is processed

Author
item Mchugh, Tara

Submitted to: Food Technology
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/14/2016
Publication Date: 4/1/2016
Citation: McHugh, T.H. 2016. How dark chocolate is processed. Food Technology. 70(4):134-136.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This month’s column will continue the theme of “How Is It Processed?” The column will focus on dark chocolate. The botanical name for the cacao tree is Theobroma cacao, which literally means “food of the Gods.” Dark chocolate is both delicious and nutritious. Production of dark chocolate will be described, as will effects of processing on the final product properties of this healthy food.