Antioxidant

Evidence not yet conclusive, but University of Perugia scientists speculate chocolate may provide health boost for pregnant women

Systematic Review

Chocolate may benefit pregnant women, but further research needed

By Oliver Nieburg

Moderate chocolate consumption may help expectant mothers and their fetuses by reducing stress and providing antioxidants that guard against reproductive diseases and pregnancy complications, say Italian researchers.

Undone Chocolate sources cacao direct trade to ensure quality

Undone Chocolate sources cacao direct trade to ensure high quality

By Elizabeth Crawford

Washington, D.C.-based startup Undone Chocolate is on a mission to combine flavor and health and to succeed it is willing to pay three times more than the premium price for Fair Trade to secure the highest quality cacao beans farm direct. 

Herbal confectionery remains niche - with particular appeal in the sports category, says Naturex

SPECIAL EDITION: HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL CONFECTIONERY

Energy and antioxidants: Hot herbal candy trends

By Kacey Culliney

Energy and antioxidants are the biggest trends for herbal sugar confectionery with acerola, guarana and green tea the hottest three ingredients, says Naturex.