Multielemental fingerprinting and geographic traceability of Theobroma cacao beans and cocoa products

@inproceedings{Bertoldi2016MultielementalFA,
  title={Multielemental fingerprinting and geographic traceability of Theobroma cacao beans and cocoa products},
  author={Daniela Bertoldi and Alice Barbero and Federica Camin and Augusta Caligiani and Roberto Larcher},
  year={2016}
}
Cocoa is a high-value commodity that appeals to the consumer's taste, but it is also renowned for its antioxidant and healthy properties. Many of these characteristics as well as flavour and its economic value depend on the geographic origin. This work reports the content of 56 macro-, micro- and trace-elements of 61 cocoa beans produced in 23 countries of East and West Africa, Asia and Central and South America using ICP-MS and tests the efficacy and robustness of a new chemometric approach of… CONTINUE READING

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