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Cocoa Powder

Product Name    |    Cocoa Powder

Appearance    |    Brown powder

Grade    |     Food grade

Formula    |    N/A

Type    |    Powder

CAS No    |    N/A

HS Code    |    1805000000

Shelf life    |    Two years

Packing    |    25kg/bag, 16tons/20'FCL

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Description

What is Cocoa Powder?
In order to meet the baking needs of different countries, our cocoa powder is divided into alkalized cocoa powder and natural cocoa powder according to the PH value. What's more, we also offer differnt options of fat contents and color depths. Our cocoa powder has a strong cocoa aroma and can be used in high-grade chocolate, ice cream, candy, cakes and other cocoa-containing foods.Cocoa powder is a cocoa seed taken from the cocoa fruit, and the Cocoa bean fragments obtained by fermentation, rough, peeling, etc.

Cocoa powder is made by shelling, crushing and grinding cocoa beans into a fine powder. This powder usually comes in different fat contents and can be natural or alkalized. Alkalized cocoa powder is commonly used in chocolate because it regulates the acidity of foods and makes it more soluble in liquids. Cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants and is also thought to aid cardiovascular health. In baking, cocoa powder is often used to make desserts such as chocolate cakes, cookies, and brownies.


Cocoa Powder Applictions:
Cocoa powder has a wide range of applications in various industries. Here are some of its common applications:
Food and Beverage Industry:
1. Baking: Cocoa powder is used in the preparation of cakes, cookies, brownies, and other baked goods to add chocolate flavor and color.
2. Beverages: It is used in the production of hot chocolate, chocolate milk, and chocolate-flavored beverages.
3. Confectionery: Cocoa powder is an essential ingredient in the production of chocolates, truffles, and other confectionery products.
Culinary Uses:
1. Flavoring: Cocoa powder is used as a flavoring agent in savory dishes, especially in mole sauces and certain stews.
2. Dusting: It is used for dusting and decorating desserts, adding a touch of chocolate flavor and visual appeal.
Nutritional Supplements:
1. Health Drinks: Cocoa powder is used in the production of nutritional drinks and supplements due to its antioxidant properties and potential health benefits.
Cosmetics:
1. Makeup: Cocoa powder is used in the production of natural and organic makeup products, especially for its coloring and antioxidant properties.
Pharmaceutical Industry:
1. Medicinal Use: Cocoa powder is used in the production of pharmaceuticals and supplements due to its potential health benefits, such as improving mood and cognitive function.
Industrial Applications:
1. Dyes and Inks: In some cases, cocoa powder is used as a natural coloring agent in the production of dyes and inks.
Animal Feed:
1. Flavoring: In some cases, cocoa powder is used as a flavoring agent in animal feed to enhance palatability. These applications showcase the versatility of cocoa powder across various industries, from food and beverage to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.


Specification

PRODUCT NAME:

Cocoa Powder

SPECIFICATIONS:

GB/T20706-2006

Components:

Guaranteed Analysis:

Taste

normal cocoa odor, no smoke, burnt, musty or other odors

Fat content %

10.0-12.0

Moisture %

≤5.0

Ash %

≤14.0

Fineness %

≥98.0

Ph value

7.5-8.5

Total plate count

cfu/g

≤5000

Coliform MPN/100g

≤30

Yeast count cfu/g

≤50

Mould count cfu/g

≤50

PACKAGING:

Bags - net weight 25 kg.

Other packages may be available upon request

QUANTITY/CONTAINER:

16 MT/1x20FCL without pallets

HANDLIN&STORAGE:

handling:

personal measures: no smoking.

technical measures: keep container tightly closed.

storage:

storage conditions: cool and dry.

store in original containers and do not return residual material to containers as contamination may reduce the shelf life of the product.

RECOMMENDED USAGE/APPLICATIONS:

Cocoa powder is divided into natural powder and alkalized powder according to different processing methods. Cocoa powder in various sizes, from light brown to dark red. Cocoa powder has a strong cocoa aroma and is used directly in the production of chocolate and beverages.General food manufacturers basically use natural cocoa powder if they produce solid products; and use alkalized cocoa powder when producing liquid products such as liquid milk and beverages.



The process of making cocoa powder:
1. **Picking and Fermentation**:Cocoa beans are the fruit of the cocoa tree and generally grow in tropical areas. Ripe cocoa beans are picked and then fermented. The process of fermentation contributes to chemical changes within the bean that contribute to the flavor and texture of the final cocoa powder.
2. **Drying and Roasting**: The fermented cocoa beans are dried or roasted to remove excess moisture and further develop the unique flavor.
3. **Hulling**: The dried cocoa beans are shelled, and the outer shell is peeled off, leaving the inner cocoa beans.
4. **Grinding**: The shelled cocoa beans are ground into a liquid state. During this process, the fat in the beans will be released, forming a viscous liquid with the texture of cocoa.
5. **Crushing**: This liquid is pressed to separate out the cocoa solids and cocoa butter. The cocoa solids are further ground into a fine powder, which is commonly known as cocoa powder.

Cocoa powder has many uses, the most well-known of which is in the making of chocolate. The basic ingredients of chocolate include cocoa solids, cocoa butter, sugar and dairy products. Cocoa powder provides chocolate with its rich chocolate flavor and color. In baking, cocoa powder is also widely used to make various chocolate cakes, cookies, brownies and other desserts.
The quality and characteristics of cocoa powder vary depending on the manufacturing process and the variety of cocoa beans. Some cocoa powders retain more cocoa butter, making it easier to melt in food and giving it a rich texture. Others are better suited for baking because their flavor is more intense. In addition, cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants, such as flavonoids and catechins, which are thought to be beneficial to cardiovascular health. In short, cocoa powder is widely used in cooking and baking as a versatile ingredient that not only imparts a rich chocolate flavor to food but also brings a variety of nutritional benefits.


How to make chocolate from cocoa powder?
Making chocolate generally requires the following steps:
1. **Preparation materials**: The basic materials required to make chocolate include cocoa powder, cocoa butter, sugar and vanilla extract. You can also add other flavorings, such as salt or cinnamon, according to your taste preference.
2. **Mixing materials**: First, mix a certain proportion of cocoa powder, cocoa butter and sugar together. This ratio will vary based on personal taste and type of chocolate. During the mixing process, you can also add vanilla extract or other flavorings if desired.
3. **Heat and Stir**: Heat the mixture slowly until melted, then stir well. This process requires patience and careful operation to ensure that the various ingredients are fully integrated and no granular material is produced.
4. **Cooling and Shaping**: Once the mixture is completely homogeneous, pour it into the mold and let cool. You can choose to pour the chocolate into chocolate molds, or pour it out onto a flat plate and let it cool before cutting into desired sizes.
5. **Save**: Once the chocolate has completely cooled and set, you are ready to enjoy. If you have leftover chocolate, store it in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight or high temperatures.

These are the basic steps for making chocolate. Different chocolate making methods will have some slight changes, but the overall process is roughly the same. Making chocolate requires some patience and skill, but once you master the basic recipes and steps, you can create a variety of delicious chocolates based on your tastes and preferences.


Where to Buy Cocoa Powder? 
Established in 2011, with 2 self-owned factories in 2015, Hangzhou Focus Corporation specializes in manufacture and trade of various kinds of food additives, including cocoa powder.We offer wholesale prices for bulk purchases, even for small quantities, and offer a free sample to potential customers.
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FAQ

Q: Are you trading company or manufacturer ?

A: We are manufacturer.

Q: How long is your delivery time?

A: Generally it is 5-10 days if the goods are in stock. or it is 15-20 days if the goods are not in stock, it is according to quantity.

Q: Do you provide samples ? is it free or extra ?

A: Yes. We are pleased to provide the free sample while the freight cost may need you to undertake.but we will refund this freight cost when you place an order.

Q: What is your terms of payment ?

A: The payment method is flexible, we support various payment methods: TT/LC/CAD, all are acceptable, usually we use 30% TT IN ADVANCE,70% ONCE CARGOS READY.

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