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How sweet: Researchers find what makes chocolate melt in your mouth

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The taste of a silky piece of rich chocolate is one of life’s great pleasures, and producing a…
Study: Phenols in cocoa bean shells may reverse obesity-related problems in mouse cells

June 30, 2019

Scientists may have discovered more reasons to love chocolate. A new study by researchers at the University of…
The smell of dark chocolate, demystified

May 9, 2019

Chocolate is one of the most-consumed treats around the world, and the smell alone is usually enough to…
Cocoa CRISPR: Gene editing shows promise for improving the ‘chocolate tree’

May 10, 2018

Use of the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 could help to breed cacao trees that exhibit desirable traits such…
Cocoa bean roasting can preserve both chocolate health benefits, taste

April 5, 2018

Manipulating the temperature and the length of time under which cocoa beans are roasted can simultaneously preserve and…
Litter Bugs May Protect Chocolate Supply

July 14, 2017

Those who crave brownies or hot cocoa may be happy to hear that heroes too small to be…
Cocoa compound linked to some cardiovascular biomarker improvements

October 15, 2016

To the tantalizing delight of chocolate lovers everywhere, a number of recent studies employing various methods have suggested…
Unlocking Cacao’s Fungal Foe

July 11, 2016

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have sequenced the frosty pod rot fungus genome. That advance could speed…
Bitter chocolate: Illegal cocoa farms threaten Ivory Coast primates

March 31, 2015

Researchers surveying for endangered primates in national parks and forest reserves of Ivory Coast found, to their surprise,…
Sweet service: Student aids Cameroon cocoa farmers

February 18, 2014

In an isolated jungle village in southwestern Cameroon, Cornell undergraduate Timothy Smith ’14 is laying the roots for…
Genome sequencing meets chocolate

August 8, 2013

Plants have DNA, too. So just as genome sequencing has been conducted on fruit flies and humans, scientists have also…
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