Simply Chocolate

From Cocoa to Cough Medicine
      Presented In Oct 2007
What does Chocolate Bring to Mind for you?
Chocolate
1. Chocolate from a Historical Perspective
2. Chocolate- Bean Tree Plant
3. Chocolate Health Benefits & Consumpt...
Chocolate from a Historical Perspective

• The Maya and Aztec
• They mixed ground cacao seeds with other
  seasonings
  – ...
Chocolate from a Historical Perspective

• “Spanish conquistadors
  – Brought it to Spain
  – popularity spread throughout...
Chocolate from a Historical Perspective

• 1870
• First Milk Chocolate Bar developed
  – By Henri Nestle & Daniel Peter in...
Chocolate from a Historical Perspective




• 1893
• Hershey buys chocolate processing
  equipment
• Builds a chocolate fa...
Chocolate from a Historical Perspective




• Following WW II
• Hershey received the
  – Army –Navy award for
    civilian...
Ch Chocolate from a Historical
          Perspective

• 1926-27

• The New York
  Coffee, Sugar and COCOA exchange
  estab...
Chocolate from a Historical Perspective




  •   It still remains one of the world’s
      favorite flavors
  •   But whe...
Chocolate Plant/ Tree
         • 3 main varieties of
            Cocoa Bean

         • Grow on trunks of tree
Chocolate Plant/ Tree


• About size of pineapple

• Pods contain 30-50 seeds
  – Equivalent to what is needed
    to make...
Many Ingredients Found in Chocolate

• The seeds of the chocolate tree
  – Contain many substances
• Therapeutic and addic...
Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate

• Dark Chocolate
• High in flavenoids and
  gallic acid
  – Thought to be
    car...
Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate

• Tryptophan
  – Essential amino acid
  – Important neurotransmitter for Serotoni...
Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate

• Coughing
• Chocolate shown to be more effective in
  preventing coughs than cod...
Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate

• Flavonol
• Being researched
• Potential treatment for diabetes and
  dementia
•...
Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate

• Caffeine
  – Weak stimulant for humans
  – Strong stimulant for Horses and dogs...
Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate
     Chocolate, who eats it anyway?
• melting point
  – it melts in the mouth.
Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate
     Chocolate, who eats it anyway?
• Africans- export the most of it, but don’t
 ...
Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate
         Who eats it anyway?

• Europeans-
  – 12 million pounds of chocolate a ye...
Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate
          Who eats it anyway?

• Americans
• 12 pounds/ per person/ per year
  – 3...
Chocolate
1. From a Historical Perspective
2. Cacao Tree
3. Health Benefits & Consumption

              ENJOY !
References
•   Usmani, Omar S.; Maria G. Belvisi, Hema J. Patel, Natascia Crispino, Mark
    A. Birrell, Márta Korbonits, ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Simply Chocolate

2,055 views

Published on

The Benefits of Chocolate :)

1 Comment
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
2,055
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
1
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Simply Chocolate

  1. 1. Simply Chocolate From Cocoa to Cough Medicine Presented In Oct 2007
  2. 2. What does Chocolate Bring to Mind for you?
  3. 3. Chocolate 1. Chocolate from a Historical Perspective 2. Chocolate- Bean Tree Plant 3. Chocolate Health Benefits & Consumption
  4. 4. Chocolate from a Historical Perspective • The Maya and Aztec • They mixed ground cacao seeds with other seasonings – to make a spicy, frothy drink.
  5. 5. Chocolate from a Historical Perspective • “Spanish conquistadors – Brought it to Spain – popularity spread throughout Europe. – The divine drink which builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A cup of this precious drink permits a man to walk for a whole day without food.” Hernando Cortes, 1519
  6. 6. Chocolate from a Historical Perspective • 1870 • First Milk Chocolate Bar developed – By Henri Nestle & Daniel Peter in Switzerland • New machine invented to churn cacao seeds into smooth blend – Gives chocolate mellow texture – Invented by Rodolphe Lindt
  7. 7. Chocolate from a Historical Perspective • 1893 • Hershey buys chocolate processing equipment • Builds a chocolate factory – Hershey, Pennsylvania
  8. 8. Chocolate from a Historical Perspective • Following WW II • Hershey received the – Army –Navy award for civilian contribution to victory • Today, US Army rations include – three 4 ounce chocolate bars
  9. 9. Ch Chocolate from a Historical Perspective • 1926-27 • The New York Coffee, Sugar and COCOA exchange established
  10. 10. Chocolate from a Historical Perspective • It still remains one of the world’s favorite flavors • But where does this wonderful flavor come from?
  11. 11. Chocolate Plant/ Tree • 3 main varieties of Cocoa Bean • Grow on trunks of tree
  12. 12. Chocolate Plant/ Tree • About size of pineapple • Pods contain 30-50 seeds – Equivalent to what is needed to make 7 milk chocolate bars
  13. 13. Many Ingredients Found in Chocolate • The seeds of the chocolate tree – Contain many substances • Therapeutic and addictive qualities
  14. 14. Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate • Dark Chocolate • High in flavenoids and gallic acid – Thought to be cardioprotective – Wikipedia, 2006
  15. 15. Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate • Tryptophan – Essential amino acid – Important neurotransmitter for Serotonin – is thought to produce feelings of pleasure. Mood regulator
  16. 16. Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate • Coughing • Chocolate shown to be more effective in preventing coughs than codeine • Study done in 2006
  17. 17. Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate • Flavonol • Being researched • Potential treatment for diabetes and dementia • American & European universities studying this with millions of dollars from Mars Inc
  18. 18. Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate • Caffeine – Weak stimulant for humans – Strong stimulant for Horses and dogs • Outlawed for horse-racing
  19. 19. Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate Chocolate, who eats it anyway? • melting point – it melts in the mouth.
  20. 20. Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate Chocolate, who eats it anyway? • Africans- export the most of it, but don’t eat much • Asians- not large appetite for chocolate
  21. 21. Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate Who eats it anyway? • Europeans- – 12 million pounds of chocolate a year – Switzerland leads the pack • 22 pounds per person per year
  22. 22. Therapeutic Effects of Eating Chocolate Who eats it anyway? • Americans • 12 pounds/ per person/ per year – 3.3 billion pounds – 13 billion a year spent on chocolate
  23. 23. Chocolate 1. From a Historical Perspective 2. Cacao Tree 3. Health Benefits & Consumption ENJOY !
  24. 24. References • Usmani, Omar S.; Maria G. Belvisi, Hema J. Patel, Natascia Crispino, Mark A. Birrell, Márta Korbonits, Dezso Korbonits, and Peter J. Barnes (February 2005). "Theobromine inhibits sensory nerve activation and cough" (PDF). FASEB Journal 19 (2): 231-233. DOI:10.1096/fj.04-1990fje. PubMed. Retrieved on 2006-06-27. • http://shop.ghirardelli.com/ • http://www.fieldmuseum.org/Chocolate/ • http://www.virtualchocolate.com/

×