Alkalized Cocoa Powder is a processed cocoa powder manufactured through adding alkaline substance to natural cocoa powder, available as Fine, free flowing brown powder. Alkalized Cocoa Powder is widely used as flavour enhancer. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS(generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries.
No significant side effects reported.
As Alkalized Cocoa Powder is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Alkalized Cocoa Powder for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Alkalized Cocoa Powder could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Alkalized Cocoa Powder in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Alkalized Cocoa Powder for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Alkalized Cocoa Powder is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
No breaking news or public health crises reported about Alkalized Cocoa Powder reported up to now.
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1. Application of a molecular sensory science approach to alkalized cocoa (Theobroma cacao): structure determination and sensory activity of nonenzymatically C-glycosylated flavan-3-ols.
[J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Dec 13]
Author: Stark T1, Hofmann T.