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The shortage of cocoa how to distinguish natural drink

Familiar and favorite flavored drink cocoa not enough at all. With such a forecast made by experts of the International cocoa organization.

For the second season in a row of dry weather in côte d’’ivoire and Ghana, the main suppliers of cocoa beans, causing substantial damage to the crop. Because of this, the cost of chocolate and other food products will

increase in price.

And while the analysts are just beginning to come true, Aifa take a look at how useful the cocoa beans and how they are best used.

Drink and eat

The cocoa bean contains large amounts of valuable substances (a total of about 300 different substances). The most important are: anandamide, arginine, dopamine (a neurotransmitter), epicatechin (antioxidant), histamine, magnesium, serotonin (neurotransmitter), tryptophan, phenylethylamine, a polyphenol (antioxidant), tyramine and salsolinol.

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Cocoa – how to prepare a drink

Cocoa is a favorite drink of many a sweet tooth. Easy to prepare and delicious, it is both a drink and dessert and hot chocolate. In this article we will talk about different ways to brew cocoa with additives.

What is different from hot cocoa chocolate? Many will say no, but it’s not. The fact that hot chocolate is brewed from melted chocolate, and cocoa is made from powder of the same name. So to equate these drinks is not quite true.

Typically, for the preparation of cocoa powder is diluted with hot milk or water, but there are many other tasty ways to prepare this drink with different additives. Among such additives may be various spices – ginger. cinnamon. cardamom, vanilla, nutmeg, and products – cream, nuts, chocolate and even cheese and oatmeal. You can add in cocoa and some fruits, e.g., banana.

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