Ivory Coast cocoa harvest expected to hit record in 2018/19

Ivory Coast cocoa harvest expected to hit record in 2018/19

Ivory Coast is on track for a record cocoa harvest in the 2018/19 season of 2.2 million tonnes, up from about 2 million tonnes last season, due to favorable weather and new plantations, farmers, exporters and middlemen told Reuters.

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Ivory Coast sunny weather boosts cocoa crop

Ivory Coast sunny weather boosts cocoa crop

Light rains mixed with sunny spells in most of Ivory Coast were expected to boost the main cocoa crop in the world’s top producer, farmers said, according to Reuters.

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Cocoa delays aging – Tufts study

Cocoa delays aging – Tufts study

A recent study by Tufts researchers found that epicatechin, a flavonoid found in cocoa has protective anti-aging effects in healthy mice.

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The World Can’t Get Enough Chocolate

The World Can’t Get Enough Chocolate

That’s become evident after all three main processing regions reported cocoa grindings, a proxy for demand, climbed in the third quarter from a year earlier, according to Bloomberg.

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