Chocolate and Cocoa: Health and Nutrition

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Overview

This is the first book to provide an objective review of the health and nutritional properties of chocolate and cocoa. It is a comprehensive compilation and distillation of the available technical and scientific literature. Ideal as a training and educational tool for those within the industry, and those outside with a professional or academic interest (eg nutritionists, food science students etc). Many of the authors are from the industry itself and thus provide a unique insight to the practical aspects of the subject.

"...provides a comprehensive literature review on the subject, written by an international team of experts in their fields...provides essential background for all those with a professional interest in chocolate."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632054152
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/15/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Sect. I Overview 1
1 Overview of the Nutritional Benefits of Cocoa and Chocolate 3
Sect. II Introduction and Background 9
2 Cacao Growing and Harvesting Practices 11
3 Cacao Bean and Chocolate Processing 43
Sect. III Nutrient Information and Nutritional Aspects 61
4 Analysis and Nutrient Databases 63
Macro-Nutrients 77
5 Cocoa Butter and Constituent Fatty Acids 79
6 Cardiovascular Health: Role of Stearic Acid on Atherogenic and Thrombogenic Factors 89
7 Carbohydrate and Protein 105
Micro-Nutrients 117
8 Phytochemicals and Phenolics 119
9 Minerals in Cocoa and Chocolate 143
10 Methylxanthines 153
Sect. IV Physiological Effects and Health Considerations 175
11 Obesity: Taste Preferences and Chocolate Consumption 177
12 Chocolate Consumption and Glucose Response in People with Diabetes 195
13 Chocolate and Dental Health 208
14 Food Allergy, Intolerance and Behavioral Reactions 218
15 Chocolate and Headache: Is There a Relationship? 229
16 The Role of Chocolate in Exercise Performance 240
17 Chocolate Craving: Biological or Psychological Phenomenon? 256
Miscellaneous Considerations 279
18 Cocoa, Chocolate and Acne 281
19 Liver, Kidney and Gastrointestinal Effects 286
Sect. V Consumption of Cocoa and Chocolate 291
20 Chocolate Consumption Patterns 293
21 Sensory and Taste Preferences of Chocolate 310
22 Cultural and Psychological Approaches to the Consumption of Chocolate 321
Index 339
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