Chocolate

Theo Innovations debuts flavanol-rich cocoa extract

Theo Innovations debuts flavanol-rich cocoa extract

By Hank Schultz

Seattle-based Theo Chocolate has launched the first functional ingredient from its subsidiary Theo Innovations.  Called Violetamine, the product is an extract of cocoa high in polyphenols and theobromine.

Nutegrity debuts epicatechin-rich cocoa extract

Nutegrity debuts epicatechin-rich cocoa extract

By Hank Schultz

Nutegrity, the human nutrition division of Omega Protein, has added CocoaNol, an organic cocoa extract, to its ingredient lineup and will be highlighting the ingredient at the upcoming SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas, NV, the company announced...

“Consumers understand that chocolate can be good for them, but they may not understand the full mechanisms or research behind these benefits,” said Barry Callebaut's R&D group manager US Alan Slesinksi.

Special Edition: Polyphenols

Callebaut: More specific cocoa flavanol content claims will increase

By Maggie Hennessy

Despite the growing body of research extolling the health benefits of flavanols found in cocoa, chocolate product manufacturers have yet to fully embrace front-of-pack claims calling out these compounds—with many still opting for more general “antioxidant”...

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