Health & Functionality

Research suggests chocolate can deliver a bigger antioxidant payload than some so-called super fruits

Chocolate is the new super fruit, claim Hershey scientists

By Jane Byrne

Cocoa powder and dark chocolate has equivalent polyphenol content and greater antioxidant and flavanol content than various super fruits, claims a new study by research scientists based at the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition.

EFSA strikes a blow against cocoa health claims

EFSA strikes a blow against cocoa health claims

By Jane Joseph

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) has struck a blow to the confectionery industry by saying there is not enough evidence to support a link between cocoa flavanols and some of the often touted health benefits.

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