Cocoa Extract Powder
Product Name: cocoa extract powder
Latin Name:Theobroma cacao L.
Plant Origin and Distribution:Sterculiaceae cacao plants of the genus cocoa Theobroma cacao L.
Specification Available: Theobromine10-20% HPLC
Appearance:Light Brown Fine powder
Cocoa extract powder is a bitter mixture with a chocolate taste, made up of xanthine molecules (theobromine and caffeine) and procyanidins. Supplementing Cocoa Extract Powder may provide cardiovascular and cognitive benefits through improved blood flow and antioxidant effects.
Cocoa extract powder refers to the bioactive compounds found in cocoa products. These compounds include flavanols, procyanidins and (-)-epicatechin. Though these molecules are not unique to cocoa, cocoa extract contains a particularly high level of (-)-epicatechin, compared to other plant products.
Supplementing cocoa extract or eating dark chocolate is linked to better blood flow and improved insulin sensitivity.
Where theobromine is from?
It is from the seed of the plant Cocoa of the indusiaceae family. Found in cocoa and tea, slightly soluble in water and ethanol, almost insoluble in benzene, chloroform, petroleum ether, carbon tetrachloride, and other solutions of an alkaloid.
What is theobromine used for?
Cocoa extract powder is mainly used as a diuretic to treat edema and dilatation of coronary arteries in patients with chronic kidney disease and heart disease, but its effect is relatively weak. At present, it is rarely used alone, and is mostly used in combination with other drugs, such as compound theophylline tablets, sodium salicylate can be made into diuretic drugs, and hexanediobromine can be added with chlorhexanone.In addition, theobromine has the effect of relieving cough.
|Cocoa extract powder
|Theobroma cacao L.
|Place of Origin
|Hainan, China, Malaysia, Brazil
|5%, 10%, 20%, 35%, Brown powder
|98%, White powder
|Medicine, food additives
Cocoa Extract Powder Benefits:
Here are 11 health and nutrition benefits of cocoa powder.
1. Rich in Polyphenols That Provide Several Health Benefits
Cocoa extract powder is rich in polyphenols, which have significant health benefits, including reduced inflammation and improved cholesterol levels. However, processing cocoa into chocolate or other products can substantially decrease the polyphenol content.
2. May Reduce High Blood Pressure by Improving Nitric Oxide Levels
Studies reveal that cocoa is rich in flavanols, which lower blood pressure by improving nitric oxide levels and blood vessel function. Cocoa containing between 30–1,218 mg of flavanols can reduce blood pressure by an average of 2 mmHg.
3. May Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
Cocoa powder can improve blood flow and reduce cholesterol. Eating up to one serving of chocolate per day may reduce your risk of heart attack, heart failure and stroke.
4. Polyphenols Improve Blood Flow to Your Brain and Brain Function
Flavanols in cocoa can support neuron production, brain function and improve blood flow and supply to brain tissue. They may have a role in preventing age-related brain degeneration, such as in Alzheimer’s disease, but more research is needed.
5. May Improve Mood and Symptoms of Depression by Various Means
Cocoa powder may exert some positive effects on mood and symptoms of depression by reducing stress levels and improving calmness, contentment and overall psychological well-being. However, more research is needed.
6. Flavanols May Improve Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
Cocoa extract powder and dark chocolate may reduce your risk of diabetes and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. However, there are some conflicting results in the scientific evidence, so more research is needed.
7. May Aid Weight Control in Many Surprising Ways
Cocoa products are associated with a lower weight, and the addition of cocoa to your diet may help achieve faster weight loss. However, more research is needed on this topic to determine exactly what type and how much cocoa is ideal.
8. May Have Cancer-Protective Properties
The flavanols in cocoa extract powder have been shown to have promising anti-cancer properties in test-tube and animal studies, but data from human trials is lacking.
9. Theobromine and Theophylline Contents May Help People With Asthma
Cocoa extract has demonstrated some anti-asthmatic properties in animal studies. However, human trials are needed before it can be recommended as a treatment.
10. Antibacterial and Immune-Stimulating Properties May Benefit Your Teeth and Skin
Cocoa can promote healthy teeth by fighting bacteria that cause cavities, though this does not apply to sugar-containing products. It also promotes healthy skin by protecting it from sunlight and improving circulation, the skin surface and hydration.
11. Easy to Include in Your Diet
For heart health, include 0.1 ounces (2.5 grams) of high-flavanol cocoa extract powder or 0.4 ounces (10 grams) of high-flavanol chocolate in your diet. Adding cocoa can give a delicious chocolate taste to your dishes.
Cocoa Extract Powder Applications :
1. In food field, cocoa extract powder is mainly used for drinks, manufacturing chocolate, candy, pastry, ice cream;
2. In health product field, it is used to lose weight. And it is popular among women;
3. In pharmaceutical field, it can be used as cough medicine.