What are Cocoa Flavanols

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Title:What are Cocoa Flavanols
Release Date:July 15, 2014

Gentle handling and processing of the cocoa bean, from harvesting it at a farm through final delivery of the product, is critical to ensure preservation of cocoa flavanols. As a leader in cocoa research, the scientists at Mars, Incorporated developed and perfected the patented Cocoapro® process, which extracts cocoa flavanols directly from fresh cocoa beans, preserving them in the highest concentration available.

This cocoa extract is the key ingredient in CocoaVia® cocoa extract supplement and thanks to the Cocoapro® process, we use the freshest cocoa bean possible to make this extract. In fact, we are one of the few companies that can actually trace our beans back to the Indonesian farmers who grow the cocoa.

Fresh beans. Gentle handling. Patented processing. These are the keys to the Cocoapro® process and to our promise to you.

About Mars Center For Cocoa Health Science

For more than 20 years, and based on collaborating with a multidisciplinary group of international experts, Mars, Incorporated has been conducting comprehensive and innovative research with a network of scientific collaborators around the world to advance the understanding of cocoa flavanols and their health benefits for the purpose of improving human health. Building on decades of research in cocoa flavanols, the Mars Center for Cocoa Health Science (MCCHS) was formally established in 2012 as a Center of Excellence to pioneer, capture and share the latest scientific research in the field. MCCHS provides access to more than 20 years of gold standard research, over 140 published peer-reviewed scientific papers, videos, slides and other information that Mars, Incorporated and its collaborators have developed to advance cocoa flavanol understanding. For more information, please visit http://www.marscocoascience.com. Follow us: http://twitter.com/CocoaHealthSci

About Mars, Incorporated

In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.
For more information, please visit www.mars.com. Follow us: http://facebook.com/mars, http://twitter.com/marsglobal, http://youtube.com/mars, http://linkedin.com/company/mars


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