Belgian firm Vandenbulcke has introduced ChoVita, the first chocolate brand in Europe that makes a cocoa flavanol health claim that it is 'good for your blood flow'.
Barry Callebaut has found previously undiscovered cocoa polyphenols as it works with Bremen-based Jacobs University to crack the commodity’s molecular code.
‘Neuroprotective effects’ and ‘improved metabolism’ could be the next health claims for cocoa and dark chocolate after Barry Callebaut’s heart health win, according to a medical doctor.
Epicatechin is the gold standard cocoa flavanol says a medical doctor, but Barry Callebaut claims all flavanols have a positive effect on cardiovascular health.
Waste shells from cocoa processing are rich in fibre and antioxidants and carry great potential as food ingredients, according to Australian plantation-to-bar manufacturer Daintree Estates.
Barry Callebaut’s cocoa flavanol health claim has been approved by EU Commission.
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Barry Callebaut’s innovation department has revealed that the level of cocoa flavanols, which are associated with a string of positive health effects, vary depending on where beans are sourced.
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Callebaut-Natra chocolate plan turns sour
Barry Callebaut has confirmed it has ended negotiations with Spanish chocolate producer Natra over the integration of its European consumer chocolate business, citing differences over valuation.
Flavanol-boosting chocolate to double in 2009, projects Barry Callebaut
While industry observers and stakeholders continue to speculate on whether chocolate is, or is not, 'recession-proof', Belgium's Barry Callebaut expects the number of consumer products containing its health and wellness Acticoa chocolate...
Profits remain flat for Barry Callebaut
Barry Callebaut today said profits for the first half of the
year remained stable as high input and expansion costs
offset overall sales volume increases for the Switzerland-based
Functional chocolate creeps up on mainstream
A quarter of Western consumers are interested in chocolate with
physical or emotional health benefits, according to Barry
Callebaut, indicating that there is a strong market for functional
Manufacturers make big sales growth for Callebaut
Barry Callebaut has reported growth in full year 2006/7 that
outstrips the chocolate sector at large, largely driven by sales to
food manufacturers with which it has several big new deals.
Barry Callebaut launches new antioxidant cocoa
Barry Callebaut today said it is adding to its healthy chocolate
portfolio with the official launch of a cocoa product containing a
high level of antioxidant flavanols.
Barry Callebaut jumps on healthier bandwagon
Nine new chocolate ingredients are being released on the market,
aimed at processors targeting the demand for funcional foods with
Hershey and Barry Callebaut join forces
Chocolate giants Hershey and Barry Callebaut, have teamed up for a
landmark partnership which will see the Swiss cocoa producer
providing the raw material for Hershey's chocolate products and
expanding facilities in South America.
Barry Callebaut to study cocoa butter for diabetics
Barry Callebaut is funding research aimed at discovering the
component in cocoa butter responsible for an observed improvement
in insulin sensitivity, with the ultimate aim of developing
chocolate products for diabetics.
Nestlé teams up with Barry Callebaut
Chocolate producers Nestlé and Barry Callebaut have joined forces
to improve their respective positions in the competitive European
market as the maker of Smarties chocolate hands over facilities and
a supply contract to the Swiss...
Barry Callebaut investigates Acticoa for ageing, longevity
Barry Callebaut is venturing down avenues of research that would
allow it to market its Acticoa chocolate on an ant-ageing and
Barry Callebaut chocolate could be good for the brain
The world's leading cocoa processor Barry Callebaut said yesterday
that it had new evidence to support the anti-cancer and anti-ageing
benefits of its healthy chocolate Acticoa.
Healthier chocolate production could revitalise sector
Barry Callebaut has developed a new process designed to preserve
the valuable polyphenols in cocoa beans during chocolate
production, writes Anthony Fletcher.