Nov 28, 2014

Nestlé mapping secrets of cocoa fermentation

Scientists at the Nestlé Research Centre have mapped the process of cocoa fermentation, shedding light on a previously little-understood process.

Their study (pdf, 1 Mb) has been published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology

A better understanding of the set of reactions that shapes each cocoa’s unique flavour could help the industry improve the selection of bacteria to one day regulate the fermentation process.

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