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31 March 2015 | 17:07
Scientists Just Found a Way to Make Chocolate Healthier and More Delicious
A team at the University of Ghana's Department of Nutrition and Food Science found out how to make chocolate healthier and even more delicious. The buzzword of the benefits of chocolate — specifically dark chocolate — is "polyphenols," an antioxidant also found in red wine and green tea that helps prevent cancer and heart disease.
According to Science Alert, to combat this, professor Emmanuel Afoakwa and his team learned that they could hold onto more of these antioxidants by making a few tweaks to the storage process. The process is as simple as adding a step to the traditional process of removing the beans from the pods, fermenting them in banana-lined baskets, setting them out in the sun and roasting them for flavor. It's here, during the roasting, that the polyphenols get lost, and can therefore potentially be saved.
Using 300 cocoa pods as their lab rats, Afoakwa's group used a method called pulp preconditioning, storing the pods for varying amounts of time — four groups in intervals of three, seven and 10 days and a control of no storage — before being fermented in the banana baskets.And instead of the usual high-heat, low-time roasting, they took a page out of the pit master's cookbook and roasted for 45 minutes at low temperature, a common cooking method for preserving vitamins and minerals that usually get killed off at high temps.

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