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A scientific perspective on chocolate this Valentine's Day

February 11, 2008

Valentines Day means flowers, hearts ... and chocolate. Nearly everybody likes chocolate and Americans consume more than 3 billion pounds of it each year. But why does chocolate come in so many different forms and flavors? A University of Minnesota expert who can explain why is:
Gary Reineccius, professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Minnesota

Reineccius (Re-NEX-sis) is an expert on how chocolate is manufactured and how flavor is formed in it. He can explain where chocolate comes from, its nutritional content, current trends in the market and the differences in quality and price in chocolates. 

To interview this expert, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.

Quick Quotes sound bites package with Reineccius available here:

Tags: College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

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