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Encyclopedia > Cocoa powder

Cocoa powder, also known as cocoa solids, is the nonfat component of chocolate after the fat, known as cocoa butter, has been separated. Chocolate most commonly comes in dark, milk, and white varieties, with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Cocoa powder may be used as an ingredient in chocolate bar manufacture, or an end product as in hot cocoa. A type of chocolate sold by the Cadbury brand in the form of frogs. ... This article is about cocoa, the food. ...


Cocoa powder is what lends a chocolate bar its characteristic flavor and color, while cocoa butter is what provides smoothness and a low melting point. Also, cocoa powder is what contains most of the antioxidants associated with chocolate. An antioxidant is a chemical that prevents the oxidation of other chemicals. ...


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Cocoa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (925 words)
Cocoa may refer to either the dried and partially fermented fatty seeds of the cacao tree, which are used to make chocolate; or, more usually in the United States, to cocoa powder, the dry powder made by grinding the seeds and removing the cocoa butter.
Chocolate and cocoa are made from the beans of the cacao tree, which apparently originated in the foothills of the Andes in the Amazon and Orinoco basins of South America.
Cocoa powder is made from this "liquor" by removing part of its fatty oils (the "cocoa butter" used in confectionery, soaps, and cosmetics), either with a hydraulic press or by using the Broma process.
Cocoa (1039 words)
Chocolate and cocoa are made from the beans of the cacao tree, which apparently originated in the highlands of the Amazon and Orinoco basins of South America.
Cocoa powder is made from this "liquor" by removing part of its fatty oilss -- the "cocoa butter" used in confectionery, soaps, and cosmetics -- either with a hydraulic press or by using the Broma process.
For example, a hot cocoa drink, Mexican-style may be done by combining one heaping tablespoon of cocoa powder with two tablespoons of sugar (brown sugar makes a nice variation), and a small pinch of cayenne pepper (just a tiny amount on the tip of a spoon is enough for most people).
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