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1. (WO2003077668) A LOW FAT COCOA EXTRACT

Pub. No.:    WO/2003/077668    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2003/002963
Publication Date: Sep 25, 2003 International Filing Date: Mar 19, 2003
IPC: A21D 2/36
A23G 1/00
A23G 1/02
A23K 1/18
A23L 1/234
A23L 1/30
A61K 8/92
A61K 8/97
A61Q 19/00
Applicants: SOCIETE DES PRODUITS NESTLE S.A.
MCCARTHY, James
BREVARD, Hugues
Inventors: MCCARTHY, James
BREVARD, Hugues
Title: A LOW FAT COCOA EXTRACT
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a low fat cocoa extract having a high level of cocoa flavors and cocoa flavor precursors, and a high level of antioxidants. It also relates to a cocoa flavor concentrate, an antioxidant concentrate, and a foodstuff containing them. It also relates to the use of in-vitro fermented beans as naturally fermented beans. The process used to obtain such extracts comprises the steps of placing cocoa seeds in acetic acid solution, heating the mixture, and concentrating the solids of the mixture after having removed the seeds.