Monthly Archives: September 2017

What’s the Difference Between Cocoa & Cacao?

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Sure, you love chocolate, but can you tell these ingredients apart? Most people love the rich, creamy taste of chocolate, but not everyone knows the difference between cocoa and cacao. The chocolate flavor most of us think of is based on cocoa, which comes from the beans of the cacao tree. Cocoa is processed into cocoa powder, cocoa butter and,… Read more »

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Europain 2018 Promises to be the Biggest Ever

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Professionals from around the world will gather in France in February of 2018 for one of the most exceptional events in the bakery, pastry, and chocolate-making industry. Europain 2018, taking place February 3-6, 2018 at Paris-Nord Villepinte in France, will look to address all the latest themes in all trades of the industry. Over the four-day period, attendees will experience… Read more »

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The ‘World’s Best Gelato’ has been crowned after a three-year contest

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An Italian competition to find the best gelato in the world has come to the conclusion after three years of searching, that when it comes to perfect ice cream, there’s no place like home. The Gelato World Tour is coordinated by the Carpigiani Gelato University, also known as Bologna’s ice cream university, and is supported by the Italian Foreign Ministry… Read more »

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Ingredion introduces process-stable tapioca flours

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HOMECRAFT Create multi-functional tapioca flours offer superior viscosity, shelf-life stability, flavour release and texture. Food scientists at Ingredion Incorporated’s global Idea Labs network of innovation centers today announced the launch of HOMECRAFT Create multifunctional tapioca flours. The new range of ingredients emerges as a milestone in more than two decades of research dedicated to understanding the role tapioca can play… Read more »

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Why chocolate is good for your gut

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Chocolate lovers, rejoice; the sweet treat is not only delicious, but studies show that it can also promote friendly bacteria and reduce inflammation in our guts. First, some background: trillions of bacteria live in our guts. They contribute to our immune system, metabolism, and many other processes essential to human health. When the delicate balance of microbes in our intestines is… Read more »

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Frozen Bakery Market to Grow Worldwide by 2020

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The frozen bakery market makes up around 8% of the total frozen food market across the globe. The market is embracing more diversified operations, which offer sophisticated and healthy products. Malarkodi Mahendran, Persistence Market Research, contributed to this article Health-conscious consumers prefer food that contains healthy ingredients and stays fresh for a long period of time. A growing demand for… Read more »

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Uncommon Cacao vs. global commodity markets

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A new report from the farmer financier highlights imbalances that disproportionately hurt farmers and create disincentives among manufacturers and retailers to push for change To understand the impact that volatile commodity markets have on the “little guy,” just look at the Ivory Coast. The West African country is the world’s largest producer of cacao?—?the fruit that chocolate is made from. To… Read more »

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What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream & Gelato?

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Get the scoop on your favorite frozen desserts   If you’ve ever found yourself at the ice cream shop or in the freezer section of the supermarket wondering what the difference is between ice cream and gelato, you’re not alone. Though we enjoy all of these treats equally, there are obvious differences between them. Let’s start with the one we are… Read more »

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U.S. CPI for baked foods, cereals rises in August

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The Consumer Price Index for baked foods and cereal products rose 0.2% in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The index for all food at home, meanwhile, decreased 0.1%. Of the 18 items followed by Milling & Baking News, a sister publication of World Grain, 11 posted month-over-month increases and 7 finished… Read more »

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Confectionery Giant Mars Announces $1 Billion Sustainability Plan To Fight Climate Change

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When President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, many were worried that it could spell the end of the accord. The concern was that if as big a player as the US was to leave, other countries would see little point in remaining. But in a strange twist of fate, the reverse has happened. Nations… Read more »

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