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Barry Callebaut’s ACTICOA™ chocolate helps to protect the skin from UV light

Sep 17, 2009

An independent study conducted by the London University of the Arts has revealed that eating chocolate rich in flavanols can significantly help to protect the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation The study demonstrated that regular consumption of specially produced chocolate with preserved high cocoa flavanol levels can more than halve the sensitivity of the skin to UV light. These striking results are unprecedented and pave the way for new possibilities in nutritional protection against damage caused by the sun. It is estimated that 90% of all visible skin ageing is directly related to sun exposure.

New study shows antidepressant properties of cocoa flavanols: Barry Callebaut reveals new study on mood lifting effects of cocoa

Feb 19, 2009
Barry Callebaut announces the results of a recent study, revealing the mood-elevating effect of cocoa polyphenols. The independent research, conducted by the French ETAP-Applied Ethology, Centre de Recherche en Pharmacologie, Cancérologie & Pathologies Humaines et Nutrition-Santé’ in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy and published in the international scientific journal Nutritional Neuroscience indicates that cocoa polyphenols help to reduce the symptoms of depression. ACTICOATM chocolate is one of the richest natural sources of cocoa polyphenols, more specifically flavanols. Flavanols have, among other health benefits, a positive effect on cardiovascular health.

Brussels in Love

Feb 12, 2009

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Functional chocolate to drive market growth in 2009 and beyond: Barry Callebaut’s ACTICOA™ conquers chocolate market

Jan 30, 2009
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high quality cocoa and chocolate products, expects the number of products containing ACTICOA™ cocoa or chocolate to double in 2009. At present, more than 30 products with ACTICOA™ are sold in more than 10 countries around the world. ACTICOA™ chocolate is one of the richest natural source of cocoa flavanols and among other proven health benefits has a positive effect on cardiovascular health.

World premier: first products with toothfriendly chocolate see light of day in Belgium

Dec 02, 2008
Daskalidès and Chocolaterie Smet, two Belgian chocolate makers active both in Belgium and abroad, are the first in the world to release toothfriendly chocolate products onto the market. Toothfriendly chocolate is a new innovation courtesy of Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading producer of high quality cocoa and chocolate. Barry Callebaut’s toothfriendly chocolate has been bestowed the prestigious ‘Happy Tooth’ label from Toothfriendly International, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving dental health, supported by dental associations from all over the world.