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  Psychoactive food : chocolate
Chocolate has also been called the food of the devil; but the theological basis of this claim is obscure.
Chocolate itself was reserved for warriors, nobility and priests.
One UK study of the human electroencephalographic (EEG) response to chocolate suggests that the odour of chocolate significantly reduces theta activity in the brain.
www.chocolate.org   (1087 words)

Chocolate inspires nearly everyone, from the youngest child to the oldest grandfather.
Chocolate comes in many forms: unsweetened, semi-sweet, bittersweet, milk chocolate and white chocolate (which technically isn't chocolate at all, but does have similarities so we'll include it here as well).
Chocolate is unique among vegetables in that its fat (cocoa butter) is solid at room temperature.
www.fabulousfoods.com /school/csingred/chocolate.html   (738 words)

  Chemical & Engineering News: WHAT'S THAT STUFF? - CHOCOLATE
Chocolate viscosity can also be reduced by adding a small amount of an emulsifier, such as lecithin, a naturally occurring surface-active agent.
The next stage in chocolate manufacture involves cooling the liquid under controlled conditions to allow the fat, which holds all the solid sugar and cocoa particles together, to set in a crystalline form that has a smooth texture and appealing appearance.
The rate of migration is largely determined by the temperature and humidity of the air around the chocolate and also by the moisture content of the chocolate and the type of fat present in the other components.
pubs.acs.org /cen/whatstuff/stuff/7849sci5.html   (968 words)

  Chocolate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chocolate was discovered by early Mesoamerican civilization and cultivated by ancient Mayas and Aztecs, who used it as a basic component in a variety of sauces and beverages.
Chocolate is made from the fermented, roasted, and ground beans taken from the pod of the tropical cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, which was native to Central America and Mexico, but is now cultivated throughout the tropics.
Chocolate is an extremely popular ingredient, and it is available in many types.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chocolate   (3897 words)

 The History of Chocolate
The chocolate liquor, destined to become a cup of cocoa, is pumped into giant hydraulic presses weighing up to 25 tons, where pressure is applied to remove the desired cocoa butter.
Chocolate factories not only have careful programs for industrial sanitation and for the personal hygiene of their employees, but they are continually striving to improve their programs.
Chocolate manufacturers are making increasing use of pilot plants in conjunction with their laboratory research programs to develop interesting new products and find new ways of making the old ones.
www.karachocolates.com /chochist.html   (4154 words)

Not satisfied with the Mesoamerican method of foaming their chocolate by pouring it from one cup into another, they introduced the molinillo, a wooden whisk-like tool that is twirled between the palms of the hands to mix the chocolate and create a foam.
Chocolate first gained popularity as a medicine, and the immediate concerns of many were to classify it according to the prevailing medical theory of the day, the humoral system first introduced by the Greeks.
Coenraad Van Houten, a chemist and chocolate manufacturer in Amsterdam, patented an invention that was soon to change chocolate from a beverage to a confection.
www.cuisinenet.com /glossary/chocolate.html   (3704 words)

 Cook's Thesaurus: Chocolate
Chocolate is made from tropical cacao beans, which are transformed by machines and an inveterate spelling error into a bitter, brown paste of cocoa butter and cocoa solids.
Chocolate will scorch if you melt it at too high a temperature, or "seize" and become thick and grainy if you add even a drop of cold liquid to it as it's melting.
Chocolate chips often have less cocoa butter than chocolate bars, which helps them retain their shape better when they're baked in the oven.
www.foodsubs.com /Chocvan.html   (1930 words)

 Database Entry for CACAO - Chocolate - Theobroma cacao, CACAO - Chocolate - Theobroma cacao, CACAO - Chocolate - ...
The cocoa or chocolate nuts of commerce are the seed taken from the fruit and deprived of a slimy covering.
According to E. Knebel (1892), the presence of cacao-red is due to the decomposition of a glucosid under the influence of a diastatic ferment, resulting in dextrose, cacao-red.
Chocolate is made from the seeds of a plant called Theobroma cacao.
www.rain-tree.com /chocolate.htm   (1498 words)

 Chocolate - All About Chocolate - History of Chocolate
The story of how chocolate grew from a local Mesoamerican beverage into a global sweet encompasses many cultures and continents.
The first people known to have made chocolate were the ancient cultures of Mexico and Central America.
Explore the cultural exchange of chocolate as it crossed the ocean and traveled to Europe after the Spanish conquest of Mexico.
www.fieldmuseum.org /chocolate/history.html   (311 words)

 Chocolate - Gizmodo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LG's Chocolate flip has been on Verizon since late last year, but Alltel seems to be the first provider to get colored versions of these things.
The Pink Strawberry Chocolate and the Fire-Red KRZR are expected to be $99 with a two-year engagement.
Even after proving they were off their Chocolate kick, LG is stepping back into fat land dipping what appears to be a tiny handheld projector in a bat of Chocolateness.
www.gizmodo.com /gadgets/chocolate   (1823 words)

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Chocolate, like aspirin, has a biochemical effect that reduces the clumping of platelets, which cause blood to clot.
The subjects were all asked to stay on a strict regimen of exercise, and to avoid smoking, caffeinated drinks, wine, grapefruit juice and chocolate, all of which are known to affect heart disease risks.
If you tend to crave chocolate when you are upset, bored or lonely, then you could benefit from resolving these underlying emotional issues (and we all have them) that are driving you to seek comfort from chocolate.
www.mercola.com /2006/dec/2/eating-the-right-chocolate-protects-your-heart.htm   (656 words)

 GourmetSleuth - Chocolate
Chocolate was brought to Europe by the Spaniards, who learned its use from the Aztecs.
During the grinding, the fat melts, producing a sticky liquid called chocolate liquor, which is used to make chocolate candy or is filtered to remove the fat and then cooled and ground to produce cocoa powder.
Look for chocolate made with cocoa butter rather than fats such as palm and coconut oil, which are much worse for your heart.
www.gourmetsleuth.com /chocolate.htm   (842 words)

 Chocolate and Dog Poisoning
Here are a few other chocolates for you to ponder: hot chocolate, 12 mg of theobromine per ounce; milk chocolate, 60 mg/oz; and up there near baking chocolate: semi-sweet chocolate with 260 mg/oz.
Knowing which chocolate is the most toxic is important, but leaves one wondering how much must be eaten to poison a dog.
Two one-ounce squares of bakers' chocolate is toxic to a 20-pound dog; one ounce for a 10-pound dog.
www.dogownersdigest.com /news/library/chocolate-dog-poisoning.shtml   (911 words)

 Chocolate, Chocolate Gifts, Gourmet Chocolate, Chocolate Truffles, Gift from Chocolate.com
The answer is "No." In fact, the health benefits of dark chocolate were discovered centuries ago by the Aztecs, a Mexican empire that thrived in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.
In a controlled experiment comparing 20 different people, researchers found that dark chocolate was a significant factor in lowering blood pressure, while white chocolate was not.
If you're just an average, everyday chocolate lover, then you'll be interested to know that good things are contained in a single bite of dark chocolate.
www.chocolate.com   (1106 words)

 The Chocolate Garden - Extraordinary Handmade Chocolate Truffles
Each one is handmade and rolled in coarse chocolate to create an extremely creamy and unusually sumptuous chocolate truffle.
Recipients will learn how chocolate truffles got their name, why there is a powerful connection between chocolate and love or what role chocolate has played throughout history.
Since she had always had a passion for chocolate and already had a product that people loved, she decided to take the advice of all those experts and make her truffles available to chocolate lovers everywhere.
www.chocolategarden.com   (1626 words)

 Dark chocolate: A bittersweet pill to take - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chocolate is richer, darker and more indulgent than ever this holiday season, but don't go double-dipping into the Godiva truffles and Hershey Kisses if you think this ancient food possesses magical medical benefits.
Becker was not involved in the study, but she also has studied the effects of chocolate and has found indicators that it slows blood clotting.
She says that if you're going to add a little chocolate to your diet, cut out some other indulgence, such as chips at lunch or cream cheese on your bagel.
www.usatoday.com /news/health/2006-12-17-chocolate-cover_x.htm   (1092 words)

 Recipe Library: Chocoholics Anonymous
Her reduced the fat from chocolate liqueur and made what was left into a hard cake.
Chocolate Modeling Clay is very popular among craft groups and this is a well known recipe.
Chocolate modeling clay is made by combining melted chocolate and light corn syrup.
www.homeschoolzone.com /m2m/chocolate.htm   (1510 words)

There are many different types of chocolate such as milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate.
Explore the History of Chocolate website to learn about the history of chocolate, then create a timeline showing the important dates in Chocolate history.
This unit on chocolate will introduce, inform, and involve you in all there is to know about chocolate.
www.42explore.com /choclat.htm   (1099 words)

 Chocolate - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Chocolate contains cocoa butter, which is high in saturated fat, yet one-third of chocolate's fat comes from stearic acid.
A substance called phenylethylamine is found in chocolate and seems to trigger feelings similar to “falling in love.” There is also a compound in chocolate called anadamide that stimulates brain receptors in a manner similar to that of other addictive substances.
Chocolate cravings may also be triggered when the taste buds tingle with the taste of chocolate.
www.ynhh.org /online/nutrition/advisor/chocolate.html   (845 words)

 Chocolate can do good things for your heart, skin and brain - CNN.com
It sounds almost too good to be true, but preliminary research at West Virginia's Wheeling Jesuit University suggests chocolate may boost your memory, attention span, reaction time, and problem-solving skills by increasing blood flow to the brain.
Chocolate companies found comparable gains in similar research on healthy young women and on elderly people.
The women who ate chocolate were all younger than the ones who didn't; it was age and not chocolate that made the difference.
www.cnn.com /2006/HEALTH/12/20/health.chocolate   (640 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Hot Topics - Chocolate
Chocolate is made from the seeds of the tropical cacao tree
Chocolate cravings may be a symptom of addiction
Chocolate is made from the seeds of the tree Theobroma cacao.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/hottopics/chocolate   (471 words)

 Chocolate Fountain, Swiss Chocolate, Chocolate Bars, Dove Chocolate, Chocolate Roses   (Site not responding. Last check: )
chocolate fountain There he was racing and scolding her fork and it.
dove chocolate He said hoping you'd give him but she were looking.
chocolate fountain You think she stepped a woman was home was the.
keith-jason.info /skanah01/chocolate.html   (1026 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Chocolate Works"
Chocolate is a favorite for kids and adults alike.
Chocolate bars, chocolate fudge, chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate milk, chocolate cereal, hot chocolate, chocolate sauce...
The beans are fermented for about a week, dried in the sun and then shipped to the chocolate maker.
www.howstuffworks.com /chocolate.htm   (230 words)

 Chocolate - HappyLiving
Chocolate in history has seen many transformations: from bean, to war-time sustenance, to creamy candy.
Chocolate has been linked to chemicals which cause happiness in humans, as well as with making children smile.
Chocolate is one of the simple pleasures in life, but how would you categorize a french orange chocolate and pine-nut tart?
www.happynews.com /living/chocolate/chocolate-issue.htm   (309 words)

 Chocolate Fountain
In fact, the chocolate fountain can be used at just about any event where you are looking to amaze guests, attract attention, or make a lasting impression.
If you are looking to start your own independent chocolate fountain rental business, or if you are a hotel, restaurant, or caterer looking to expand your current business, then you have come to the right place.
But most importantly, when you purchase a chocolate fountain from Chocolate Fountain Sales.com, you can rest assured knowing we will be here to help and guide you through "The Ultimate Chocolate Experience".
www.chocolatefountainsales.com   (269 words)

 Posts from the Chocolate Category at Slashfood
To be quite honest, whatever chocolate cake recipe that works for you, works for me because in the end, the most crucial part of the cupcake is the Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting.
Well, you knew that at some point, the mass producers of cheap, grocery store chocolate were going to have to do something about hopping aboard the "chocolate is healthy" train.
Let's face it, even with the claim that yes, chocolate is healthy, no person in his or her right mind would actually try to justify eating a Snickers bar, a bag of MandMs, or a handful of Hershey's Kisses by saying they were doing it for his or her health.
www.slashfood.com /category/chocolate   (2572 words)

 LG VX8500 Chocolate (black) Reviews. Cell Phones Reviews by CNET.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The bad: The LG Chocolate's unique touch pad and controls entail a steep learning curve, and the phone suffers from poor streaming video quality and low talk-time battery life.
That's been moved to the Chocolate's left spine, which is an odd and unintuitive location for such an oft-used key.
We were able to pair the Chocolate with the Plantronics Explorer 320 Bluetooth headset and enjoyed reasonable call quality.
reviews.cnet.com /LG_VX8500_Chocolate_black/4505-6454_7-31813540.html   (2381 words)

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