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Healthier Chocolate Recipe

Swiss chocolatiers have created a new recipe that creates healthier, more sustainable chocolate. The ingredients replace sugar with mashed pulp and husk of the cocoa pod, and uses considerably less water. By utilizing plant matter that is ordinarily discarded in the chocolate production process, the product ends up being more nutritious and better for the environment. Researchers who developed the recipe also used flesh and juice from the cocoa fruit to create a gel-like substance that can sweeten the chocolate in lieu of crystalline sugar. The innovative recipe could also provide new revenue streams for farmers, as they can implement systems to process the cocoa pod pulp and keep business local. Chocolatiers describe the lab-based chocolate concoction as being nearly identical to South American dark chocolate in taste and texture. 

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