Cocoa Powder

Cocoa powder (cocoa) is prepared by pulverizing the remaining material after part of the fat (cocoa butter) is removed from chocolate liquor. The U.S. chocolate standards define three types of cocoas based on their fat content. These are breakfast, or high fat cocoa, containing not less than 22% fat; cocoa, or medium fat cocoa, containing less than 22% fat but more than 10%; and low fat cocoa, containing less than 10% fat.

Cocoa powder production today is an important part of the cocoa and chocolate industry because of increased consumption of chocolate-flavored products. Cocoa powder is the basic flavoring ingredient in most chocolate-flavored cookies, biscuits, syrups, cakes, and ice cream. It is also used extensively in the production of confectionery coatings for candy bars.

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