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Title: Traceability, Authenticity and Sustainability of Cocoa and Chocolate Products: a Challenge for the Chocolate Industry
Author: Pérez Bosch, Maria
López-Yerena, Anallely
Vallverdú i Queralt, Anna
Keywords: Cacau
Seguretat alimentària
Food security
Issue Date: 17-Sep-2020
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: Cocoa beans, the seeds of the tree Theobroma cacao L., are the key raw material for chocolate production that implies an extensive post-harvest process. Chocolate properties can vary depending on cocoa origin, composition and manufacturing procedure, which will give unique sensory properties to the final product. On the other hand, the high global consumption of cocoa products, long recognized as a major source of dietary polyphenols with important health benefits, has increased interest in tracking the geographical origin of cocoa and authenticating chocolate to guarantee product quality and reveal possible commercial fraud. However, the sustainable production of high-quality cocoa is still far from reality, and the cocoa sector continues to face many challenges in this field. This review provides an update on the progress toward the authenticity, traceability and sustainability of cocoa products, issues that chocolate producers still need to resolve.
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It is part of: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2020
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ISSN: 1040-8398
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Nutrició, Ciències de l'Alimentació i Gastronomia)

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