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Traditionally, chocolate is made in a European style with cocoa beans, sugar, cocoa butter and vanilla.
The compound is called resveratrol, and it's also found in plants such as grapes, cocoa beans, peanuts and blueberries, Shuai Cao, a postdoctoral researcher studying the effects of resveratrol on viruses, told K-State News.
All cocoa beans need to be fermented in order to bring out their chocolate flavor.
Ruby chocolate, which is based on a special type of cocoa bean found in Ivory Coast, Ecuador and Brazil, is naturally pink from the powder extracted during processing.
Eventually, Elbow — who is best-known for bonbons sold in 20 states and at his own boutique shops in Kansas City and San Francisco — plans to travel to up to a dozen countries to source his cocoa beans directly from the farmers who grow them.
Roy Inman Special to The Star Elbow will source cocoa beans from about a dozen countries.
The company formed an alliance with Pierre Marcolini, a Belgian maker of luxury chocolates made from limited-edition cocoa beans from Venezuela and Cuba in 2007.
The company is closer to reaching 100 percent sustainable sourced cocoa beans in some countries, such as Ivory Coast, than in others, like Ghana where only 4 percent can be traced to sustainable sources.
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Definition of cocoa bean for English Language Learners
: the seed of a tropical tree (called the cacao) that is used in making cocoa, chocolate, and cocoa butter
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