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Mars wins award for cocoa flavanol research

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn , 17-Jul-2013
Last updated on 17-Jul-2013 at 13:06 GMT

Mars honored for scientific research linking cocoa flavanols to positive health benefits
Mars honored for scientific research linking cocoa flavanols to positive health benefits

Mars Incorporated’s commitment to research into cocoa flavanols has been rewarded recently with an annual award from the Institute of Food Technologists.

Mars’ research into the plant nutrient increasingly hailed as the new ‘super ingredient’, has revealed varying health benefits such as improved brain functioning for elderly subjects with mild cognitive impairment and increased population of helpful bacteria in the intestine indicating possible prebiotic benefits.

The company has been praised for its research which employs rigorous scientific methods and draws tangible links between food technology and science and food production. 

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