Trial testing cocoa flavanol supplement shows promise for reducing cardiovascular risk — ScienceDaily

The first large-scale trial to test the long-term effects of a cocoa flavanol supplement to prevent cardiovascular disease offers promising signals that cocoa flavanols could have protective cardiovascular effects. In…

More intense roasting of cocoa beans lessens bitterness, boosts chocolate liking — ScienceDaily

Confection makers who want to develop products containing 100% chocolate and no sugar for health-conscious consumers can reduce bitterness and optimize flavor acceptance by roasting cocoa beans longer and at…