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Theobromine: source for?

Started this discussion. Last reply by antonino allegra May 21, 2012. 13 Replies

Hi everyone. I'm new to The Chocolate Life so I hope I'm doing this correctly!I'm looking for a source of theobromine that's extracted/removed from cocoa beans, i.e. not synthesized. Does anyone know…Continue

 

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antonino allegra replied to Barb Stuckey's discussion Theobromine: source for?
"Hi Brad,  is it a case or all of the chocolate maker/ business owner suffer from high blood pressure? Something to do with the fact  we have been eating too much chocolate and our heart is used to pump under theobromine effect/push? It…"
May 21, 2012
antonino allegra replied to Barb Stuckey's discussion Theobromine: source for?
"So Barb, any update on your research? can anyone tell me what do i need /how to / crystallize theobromine ? "
May 21, 2012
Tom replied to Barb Stuckey's discussion Theobromine: source for?
"Brad if you want to reduce blood pressure naturally, hybiscus tea is very good apparently (Wiki again). I looked into it because a couple of Aussie cacao growers started eating the whole beans straight out of the pods, pulp bean everything. The…"
May 16, 2012
Sebastian replied to Barb Stuckey's discussion Theobromine: source for?
"I have no direct knowledge of it's use for bp reduction - however, since caffeine is also a diuretic, given the structural similarities between it and theobromine, i suppose theobromine could also be a diuretic.  Again, i have no direct…"
May 16, 2012
rene replied to Barb Stuckey's discussion Theobromine: source for?
"a million $ question :)"
May 16, 2012
Brad Churchill replied to Barb Stuckey's discussion Theobromine: source for?
"I also read on Wikipedia that it works very well for reducing blood pressure (provided you don't exceed the LDL50).  Seeing as I have high blood pressure, I could technically make a special "Brad" chocolate, eat it regularly…"
May 16, 2012
Sebastian replied to Barb Stuckey's discussion Theobromine: source for?
"It's the kissing cousin to caffeine.  Stimulant.  Also some evidence that it's pretty effective at suppressing the vagus nerve, which is what kicks off the coughing reflex - making it a natural cough suppressant."
May 16, 2012
Brad Churchill replied to Barb Stuckey's discussion Theobromine: source for?
"I'm curious too.  Why would someone want to extract Theobromine?  What use is it?"
May 15, 2012
Tom replied to Barb Stuckey's discussion Theobromine: source for?
"You can do the same with tea and extract the caffeine, it was a second year uni chemistry prac. Maybe they should do theobromine too, the prac would smell pretty good at least."
May 15, 2012
Sebastian replied to Barb Stuckey's discussion Theobromine: source for?
"No."
May 15, 2012
antonino allegra replied to Barb Stuckey's discussion Theobromine: source for?
"Me too! what can you do with? a "RED-theobromine-BULL"  anti-depressant nasal spray? anti oxidant body oils? what else.... with 200 kg of shell per month it could be intersting.... Extraction: boil in water and then boil the water…"
May 15, 2012
Tom replied to Barb Stuckey's discussion Theobromine: source for?
"I am intrigued, what would you want it for?"
May 15, 2012
Sebastian replied to Barb Stuckey's discussion Theobromine: source for?
"Callebaut was trying to commercialize something akin to this a few years ago, but it was never commercially available and it's terribly expensive (it's callebaut, after all...).  I've not seen it anywhere else. If you're…"
May 15, 2012
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Theobromine: source for?

Hi everyone. I'm new to The Chocolate Life so I hope I'm doing this correctly!I'm looking for a source of theobromine that's extracted/removed from cocoa beans, i.e. not synthesized. Does anyone know a good source for this ingredient?BarbSee More
May 14, 2012
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Drinking hot chocolate in Buenos Aires: where they give you a glass of hot milk and a chocolate bar.
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