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- Chocolate is an
ancient food, derived from the pod of the cacao tree.
- Chocolate comprises a number of raw and processed foods that
are produced from the seed of the tropical cacao tree.
contains flavonols and polyphenols, which are phytochemicals, or
compounds in food that provide certain health benefits.
and Cocoa products supply proteins, fats, Carbohydrates, Vitamins and
- The cocoa seeds are put in revolving drums
roasters to produce the roasted beans. After roasting the beans
are crushed, broken into tiny fragments called nibs. The fragments of
the inner shell are removed from the nibs, usually by air currents. Some
processors remove the shell before the first roast, to produce a
- Then the nibs are finely ground. The finer
and smoother this grinding, and the resultant mash, the higher quality
the Chocolate will be, all other factors being equal. This paste is
called the Liquor, Paste, Mass and a number of other things. During
grinding, extra Cocoa Butter is added to the nibs intended for Chocolate
Cocoa is grown principally in West Africa, Central and South
America and Asia. In order of annual production size, the eight largest
cocoa-producing countries at present are Cote divoire, Ghana, Indonesia,
Nigeria, Cameroon, Brazil, Ecuador and Malaysia. These countries represent
90% of world production.
Native to lowland,
tropical South America, cacao has been cultivated for at least three
millennia in Central America and Mexico, with its earliest documented use
around 1100 BC.
capital consumption of chocolate in India is 300 gram compared with 1.9
kilograms in developed markets such as the United Kingdom. Over 70
percent of the consumption takes place in the urban markets.
- The confectionery
and chocolate market in India is worth Rs.28 billion. Of this,
chocolates account for Rs.8 billion
The increasing Craze
and demand for Chocolate, not only in children but the adults as well,
surely provides the investor, a good market potential in the field.
The U.S. State Department Human
Rights Report on the Ivory Coast for estimates that approximately 109,000
child laborers worked in hazardous conditions on cocoa farms in what has
been described as the worst form of child labor.
The new European Chocolate
directive allows the addition of up to 5% of vegetable fats other than
cocoa butter, the so called cocoa butter equivalents in chocolate
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