Mini Review
Volume 17 Issue 6 - 2022
The Health Effects of Chocolate and Cocoa Product Consumption: Limited Scientific Evidence in Middle East Countries
Nasiruddin Khan*, Said Al Ghenaimi, Sajid Hussain, Shahana Bashar and Zahra Khan
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, College of Applied and Health Sciences, A’Sharqiyah University, Ibra, Oman
*Corresponding Author: Nasiruddin Khan, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, College of Applied and Health Sciences, A’Sharqiyah University, Ibra, Oman.
Received: May 20, 2022; Published: May 27, 2022




Abstract

The consumption of chocolate and cocoa products as functional food is increasing worldwide, including Middle east countries. Although contradictory, its consumption is related to various health benefits due to its high flavonoids and other phytochemical contents. The purpose of this review is to summarize scientific evidences about health effects of chocolate or cocoa product consumption and attitude or behavior among all age groups and gender from some of these countries.

Keywords: Chocolate; Cocoa; Middle East; Health Effects; Consumption

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Citation: Nasiruddin Khan., et al. “The Health Effects of Chocolate and Cocoa Product Consumption: Limited Scientific Evidence in Middle East Countries”. EC Nutrition 17.6 (2022): 14-16.

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