Cocoa & Sugar

Cocoa and the coronavirus: can it boost the immune system?

Coronavirus

Cocoa and the coronavirus: can it boost the immune system?

By Anthony Myers

Cacao beans have been consumed by humans for over 3,000 years and the ingredient is well-known for its wide range of health benefits, recent research suggests it can provide stronger protection against influenza virus infection.

Olam’s TrueDark cocoa powder for premium brand deZaan is the world’s first ever natural, non-alkalised dark cocoa powder. Pic: Olam Cocoa

Colors & Flavors Special

Going natural doesn’t mean compromising on color or flavor

By Wouter Stomph

Cocoa has a natural and familiar flavor,and has a huge role to play in meeting the consumer demand for natural flavors and colors … Just take a look at the shelves of your local supermarket.

 Mars Wrigley is one of the companies calling for due diligence in the cocoa sector to improve sustainability in the supply chain. Pic: Mars Wrigley

Regulation

EU due diligence laws for cocoa sector could be in force by 2022

By Anthony Myers

The European Union (EU) is the world’s largest importer of cocoa and cocoa products, and the EU Commission is considering European-wide action to reduce the impact on several sustainability issues, primarily child labor and deforestation