Taste and Aroma of chocolate
Taste and aroma of chocolate is still difficult to define. In his book The Emperor Chocolate (Emperors of Chocolate), Joel Glenn Brenner describes recent research about the taste. He thinks chocolate is created from a mixture of 1200 kinds of substances, without any one flavor that was clearly dominant. Some of the substances it feels very uncomfortable when stand alone. Therefore, until now no artificial chocolate flavor.
Psychological effects that occur when enjoying the chocolate because the cocoa fat melting point is located slightly below normal human body temperature. As an illustration, if you eat a piece of chocolate, the fat from the chocolate will melt in the mouth. Lumernya cocoa fat raises distinctive taste in the mouth tender, recent research from the BBC indicated that melting chocolate in the mouth increase brain activity and heartbeat that is stronger than the activity resulting from kissing mouth to mouth, and also will feel four times as long even after the activity was stopped. Chocolate counterfeiting often occurs because cocoa is a relatively expensive material compared to sugar or vegetable oil. Both these materials are often used to replace cocoa.
Cocoa fat is often replaced by cheaper oil, such as lecithin from soybeans or palm oil. Besides the price, with the second chocolate coating material is easier. Comparison of the cocoa solid (nonlemak component in the milled seed) also tend to be low. In the chocolate bar, for example, approximately 20% of candy it is filled chocolates. Premium chocolate, on the other hand, typically contain about 50 – 70% cocoa solids. Because it contains less sugar and maybe also a little vegetable oil, this thick chocolate contains fewer calories than chocolate products in general. No wonder if the chocolate lovers often “protest” because of the chocolate to blame for problems actually caused by excessive sugar consumption
The content of chocolate
Chocolate contains alkaloids, alkaloids such as [[theobromine]], fenetilamina, and anandamida, which have physiological effects to the body. These contents have been linked to levels of serotonin in the brain. According to scientists who eat chocolate regularly in the normal amount can lower blood pressure. Dark chocolate lately a lot to get a promotion because of health benefits when consumed in moderation, including content that could reduce the anti oksidannya pembentukanradikal free in the body.
Toxic to certain animals
That it contains theobromine in chocolate can be toxic to some animals if consumed. The animals are reacting to the content of theobromine poisoning include horses, dogs, birds older brother, a small type mice and cats (especially kittens), this is because their metabolism can not digest these chemical constituents effectively. When they were fed chocolate, the theobromine will remain content in their bloodstream for up to 20 hours, consequently these animals may suffer epilepsy and seizures, heart attacks, internal bleeding, and eventually cause death. Overcome it is by stimulating these animals in order to spew chocolate and quickly as possible to bring them to the vet.
Benefits of Chocolate
The pathologist found the many benefits that can be taken from the chocolate. Chocolate made from cocoa beans are rich in compounds called flavonoids that are also contained in tea leaves. To date, over 4,000 kinds of flavonoids have been identified. Plants synthesize compounds that can dissolve in this water from the amino acid phenylalanine and acetate. Flavonoids act as antioxidants, neutralizing the bad effects of free radicals that can destroy cells and body tissues. One half-ounce bars of dark chocolate has approximately 800 milligrams of antioxidants, equivalent to a cup of black tea. The new findings show that flavonoids and compounds are essential for health. In addition to flavonoids, chocolate contains theobromine, the alkaloid compound is stimultan light that stimulates nerve cells causing a feeling energized and refreshed. Apart from being stimultan, theobromine is believed to have mood elevating effects.
These compounds encourage the body’s release of other compounds that can cause a mild feeling of comfort and reduce stress. Many people, especially women, eat chocolate for this purpose. After eating quite a lot of chocolate, they will feel more calm.
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