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Posts tagged cocoa

December 11, 2013

 

a photo of different varieties of cacao beans

The Genetics of Chocolate

Chocolate production is both an art and a science. Researchers hope to alter chocolate genes to produce sweeter rewards.

November 12, 2010

 

Man holding cocoa beans

Chocolate May Soon Be Out Of Your Price Range

Say it ain't so! Chocolate could become as expensive as caviar!

September 23, 2010

 

chocolate truffels on white background

Tastier Chocolate On The Way Now That Cacao Tree Genome Sequenced

Scientific research is awesome when chocolate is involved! Learn what scientists are doing to understand the inner workings of the Theobroma cacao tree.

September 21, 2007

 

Close up of chocolate bar

Healthy Chocolate

Chocolate may be healthier than you think. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 2, 2005

 

Perfect Chocolate

The jeweler cradles it in his hand, scrutinizing it through his eyepiece. “Flawless,” he mutters, in a hushed, reverent voice. “A perfectly flawless crystalline structure.” He brings it to his face. He opens his mouth. He eats it. “Delicious!” Like a gem stone’s luster, a chocolate bar’s flavor depends largely on the crystalline structure of the chocolate’s chemicals. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 19, 2004

 

Good News: Hot Chocolate Is Good for Your Heart!

Good news: Hot chocolate is good for your heart! Learn about all the beverages that help prevent cancer and heart disease, on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Ancient Goodies

Ancient Goodies on today’s Moment of Science; Chocoholics might just not be a modern phenomenon.

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