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Eat Chocolate, Weigh Less?

Date : 03/27/2012

Clip Length : 00:00:28

Researchers have found that people who are generally healthy and eat chocolate regularly tend to weigh less than people who don't eat chocolate that often.

Eat Chocolate, Weigh Less?
The Chemistry of Chocolate

Date : 02/12/2011

Clip Length : 00:05:02

This NBC Learn video uses the process of chocolate-making to explain chemical reactions related to heat and temperature, including melting point and the formation of crystalline structures. (Untempered Chocolate photo: Courtesy of Katreece Montgomery)

The Chemistry of Chocolate
Flavanol Molecules in Chocolate May Be Health Benefit

Date : 07/29/2005

Clip Length : 00:01:36

In 2005, research by candymaker Mars Inc. ties flavanol molecules in cocoa to improved blood flow, which may indicate health benefits in eating chocolate, and potential for cocoa-based drugs to treat circulatory and cardiovascular disease. (Later independent studies report similar findings.)

Flavanol Molecules in Chocolate May Be Health Benefit
The History of Chocolate

Date : 09/29/2009

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A travelling museum exhibit charts the history of chocolate -- once a bitter drink served to Aztec kings and a rare delicacy, and now a favorite treat worldwide. The average American eats 12 pounds of chocolate a year.

The History of Chocolate
Image From Side of Maya Ruler's Chocolate Cup

Date : 01/01/1993

Clip Length : 1

Image of painting on the side of a Maya chocolate cup. The ancient Maya of Central America were among the first people to make chocolate -- a bitter drink served to kings. The Maya ruler depicted appears to be telling his servant that he is full and doesn't want another cup of chocolate. Courtesy: Photograph K6418 © Justin Kerr

Image From Side of Maya Ruler's Chocolate Cup
Genome of 'Chocolate' Tree Sequenced

Date : 09/15/2010

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This short 2010 news brief announces the sequencing of the genome of the cacao tree. Cacao seeds are used to make chocolate.

Genome of 'Chocolate' Tree Sequenced
Candy-Maker Releases Cacao (Cocoa) Genome Sequence Online

Date : 09/15/2010

Clip Length : 1

This 2010 "Scientific American" article reports on the release, by candy-maker Mars, Inc., in partnership with the USDA and IBM, of a genome sequence of the cacao tree. Cacao or cocoa seeds are used to make cocoa powder and chocolate. Source: Scientific American, September 15, 2010

Candy-Maker Releases Cacao (Cocoa) Genome Sequence Online
Death and Chocolate: Disease Threatens to Devastate Global Cocoa Supply

Date : 09/24/2010

Clip Length : 1

This 2010 "Scientific American" news article reports on the threat of fungal diseases spreading to and destroying cocoa crops in West Africa. Sequencing the cacao tree genome could help breed resistant plants. Source: Scientific American, September 24, 2010

Death and Chocolate: Disease Threatens to Devastate Global Cocoa Supply
Largest Cocoa Consuming Countries in 2004-05

Date : 01/01/2005

Clip Length : 1

Pie chart showing percentages of cocoa consumed in 2004-05 by main cocoa-consuming countries, led by the United States. Coast. Source: UNCTAD, based on ICCO data (2005)

Largest Cocoa Consuming Countries in 2004-05
World Map: Cocoa Bean Production, Exports, 2005-2006

Date : 01/01/2006

Clip Length : 1

Global map indicating, by continent, cocoa bean production in tons, percentage of net exports, and export-import directions and destinations, in 2005-06. Source: International Cocoa Organization

World Map: Cocoa Bean Production, Exports, 2005-2006
Forecast of Largest Cocoa Bean-Producing Countries, 2005-06

Date : 01/01/2006

Clip Length : 1

Pie chart showing percentages, based on forecasts of 2005-06 crops, of cocoa beans expected to be produced by the largest cocoa bean-producing nations, led by the Ivory Coast. Source: UNCTAD, based on ICCO data (2005)

Forecast of Largest Cocoa Bean-Producing Countries, 2005-06
U.S. Premium Chocolate Sales, 2001 - 2006

Date : 03/01/2007

Clip Length : 1

Line graph showing sales of premium chocolate in the U.S., in millions of dollars, between 2001 and 2008. Source: Mintel U.S. Chocolate Confectionary Report (March, 2007)

U.S. Premium Chocolate Sales, 2001 - 2006

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