Sweet news about cocoa – Food In The News

Sweet news about cocoa – Food In The News – Brief Article

That delicious steaming cup of cocoa may be more healthful than you think. A study by Cornell University researchers has found cocoa is chock-full with antioxidants that prevent cancer. Cocoa has almost twice the antioxidants of red wine and three times those in green tea. Cocoa is rich in phenolic phytochemicals such as theaflavin, epigallocatechin gallate, resveratrol, and procyanidin. These compounds scavange for free radicals, which cause cancer, heart disease, and other illness.

The study appeared in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

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