Title: Cocoa extracts, cocoa products and methods of manufacturing the same
Inventor : Hühn, Tilo
Patent submitter: ODC Lizenz AG, Stans CH
Issue Date: 21-Feb-2018
Language : German
Subjects : cocoa beans; wet grinding,; cocoa nibs,; Cocoa extracts; cocoa products
Subject (DDC) : 664: Food technology
Abstract: Disclosed is a method for processing cocoa beans or nibs comprising the steps of: (a) adding water to cocoa beans or nibs to form a suspension; (b) wet grinding said suspension; (c) subjecting said suspension to a heat treatment at a temperature of 70°C or less; (d) separating the suspension into: a water phase (heavy phase), a fat phase (light phase) comprising cocoa butter, and a solid phase comprising cocoa powder and fluid components; (e) continuously separating the fluid components from the solid phase obtained in step (d) to obtain cocoa aroma and cocoa powder by supplying a flow of said solid phase to a mixing device; wherein the mixing device comprises: a cylindrical, tubular body with a horizontal axis having an inlet opening for the solid phase, an outlet opening for the dried solid phase and an optional outlet opening for a vapor phase comprising cocoa aroma; end plates closing the tubular body at its opposite ends; a coaxial jacket heating or cooling the internal wall of the tubular body to a temperature of from 55°C to 150°C; and a bladed rotor, which is supported for rotation in the tubular body, its blades being arranged as a helix and oriented for centrifuging the solid phase and simultaneously transporting it towards the outlet opening.
Further description : Also published as: AU2016289317 (A1), BR112018000435 (A2), CA2991434 (A1), CN108430226 (A), CO2018000420 (A2), CR20180082 (A), CU20180005 (A7), DK3114941 (T3), EP3305087 (A1), ES2670019 (T3), HRP20180638 (T1), HUE038260 (T2), JP2018520703 (A), KR20180030567 (A), LT3114941 (T), MX2018000253 (A), PE11892018 (A1), PH12018500049 (A1), PL3114941 (T3), PT3114941 (T), RS57199 (B1), SI3114941 (T1), US2018206517 (A1), WO2017005372 (A1)
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation (ILGI)
Publication type: Patent
Patentnumber : EP3114941
metadata.zhaw.publication.code: B1
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/16463
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