Chocolate is often labelled as a cheat food, guilty pleasure, or rich dessert but these categorizations neglect its health benefits. To do chocolate some justice and give swimmers a couple excuses to eat this tasty treat, we’ve come up with 10 unexpected benefits that accompany chocolate consumption. The more chocolate is processed, the fewer health benefits accompany the product. For this reason, health experts often recommend consuming varieties of unsweeted, raw dark chocolate. However, processed chocolate can still bring a superfood boost, provided there aren’t too many additives.
Flavanols, naturally-occurring compounds that occur in plant foods like cocoa, act as antioxidants and help to counteract free radicals in the body.
Dark chocolate has been shown to lower blood pressure in people with high stress levels or chronically elevated blood pressure.
Eating dark chocolate on a regular basis has been attributed with reduction in LDL cholesterol by as much as 10%.
Chocolate is rich in seretonin, a natural anti-depressant. Eating chocolate also stimulates endorphin production, creating feelings of pleasure and satisfaction.
Chocolate has been found to inhibit cell division and reduce inflammation in patients which may be correlated with lower risks of cancer and reduced cancer severity in patients.
Theobromine, a natural component of chocolate, prevents tooth decay by eliminating the oral cavity bacteria, streptococcus mutans, that contributes to tooth decay.
A Dutch study followed 200 men over 20 years and found that large chocolate consumers lived longer than those who did not. Harvard used similar methods and found the same results. Learn more about chocolate’s secrets of longevity here.
The same Harvard and Dutch studies have attributed chocolate to lower disease contraction and consequential longer lifespans.
Cacao is extremely high in magnesium, an important mineral that helps to regulate the digestive, neurological, and cardiovascular systems.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that red wine and dark chocolate can protect the brain following a stroke by shielding nerve cells from further damage.
A study at California’s Salk Institute found that epicatechin, a chemical in chocolate, may improve memory.
An ingredient in chocolate may actually be a more effective cough medicine than traditional remedies, a new study suggests. And not only that, a UK-based research showed that the cocoa-derived compound had none of the side effects associated with standard drug treatments for persistent coughs.
London researchers found that after 3 months of eating chocolate with high levels of flavanols, their subjects’ skin took twice as long to develop reddening associated with the beginning of a burn.
Swiss scientists found that when people with high anxiety levels ate an ounce and a half of dark chocolate every day for two weeks, their stress levels were significantly lower and the metabolic effects of stress were partially mitigated.
Theobromine, which occurs in high levels in chocolate, has been found to quiet coughs and soothe throats without the traditional side effects of medication.
Frequent consumers of chocolate have been correlated with higher insulin regulation and response.
In a 9-year Sweedish study of more than 31,000 women, those who ate one to two servings of dark chocolate each week were 33% less likely to experience heart failure.
Chocolate contains Oleic acid, a healthy monosaturated fat that is also found in olive oil.
Chocolate improves blood flow particularly to the brain and the retina, allowing consumers to experience better shortterm vision.
Cocoa has anti-clotting and blood-thinning properties that work in a similar way to aspirin, which can improve blood flow and increase circulation.
In 1961, after 17 years spent first as a worker and then as a technician at various manufacturers of slicers, Corrado Lanza decides to take risks and leaves his job to start his own business in Cavaria.
While his wife Fausta and a couple of workers assemble the slicers in the laboratory near the house, Corrado travels on his scooter with two or three sample machines firmly tied to the luggage rack to visit the shops in the north and east of Milan where he always places good orders.
From time to time, a friend lends him a small car that he fills with slicers to go to the Veneto, another good source of new customers and orders.
This marketing view-and-sell technique soon ceases, as orders begin to arrive from abroad as well.
One of the most powerful and long-lasting success stories, word of mouth, has become a source of new markets for Corrado's machines.
Now FAC exports more than 50% of its products throughout Europe, North America and South America, Asia and South Africa.
Camurri News for 2018! The CONTESSA is one of these!
The CONTESSA is a complete and compact solution for breakfast. It is a practical solution, totally in stainless steel and equipped with a touch screen for the production of an excellent Italian breakfast to satisfy even the most international palates.
Ideal for the production and service of: Cappuccino, Espresso Coffee, American Filter Coffee, Moka Camurri Coffee, Hot Water and Foam Milk.
The CONTESSA is a combination of a standard TERMORAPID CAMURRI (filter coffee machine of 9 lt ) & a standard BAIN MARIE CAMURRI (of 5 lt).
This allow to you to use natural products such us Moka coffee powder (for Termorapid) and fresh milk (for Bain-Marie) giving all the freshness of a good breakfast.
In the Termorapid is so made an excellent filter coffee with all the intesive taste of italian coffee done with our Patent Slow System that allows to have no oxidate or acid coffee, and in the Bain-Marie you can maintain hot the milk.
This 2 simple products are then combine togheter and thanks to our special patent system conveyed to create what the client will choose in few second.
This unit avoid to wait and have a slow service. It is easy to use and easy to clear thanks to also two practilcal hidden faucets on the sides of the machine that allows also to use it during the service to fill the practical jugs with filter coffee or hot milk.
We’ve created an energy-efficient, long-lasting and hygienic coffee machine equipped with all the features to produce outstanding espresso coffee.
We invite you to come and discover the reality of our big dream. The beautiful Big Dream is the result of years of development and the enthusiasm of a team of engineers with the ambition to change one hundred years of history
The first espresso coffee machine was manufactured more than 100 years ago. Since then, the materials used to manufacture coffee machines have barely changed.
Yes, 100 years…
100 years in which there has been a huge evolution in terms of the design, exterior materials and electronic devices that facilitate and improve coffee extraction… Yet inside, at the heart of the machine, nothing has happened for over a century. Brass and copper are still the main components of coffee machines. The technical characteristics of these materials tell us that thermal stability, energy efficiency, mechanical resistance and lime scale adherence to the components cannot possibly be optimal.
So… why not seek out the best?
Our technical team of dedicated engineers has devoted more than four years to this quest. We wanted to evolve. To change 100 years of history. There were other options out there, and they were better.
At our factory in Barcelona, we have engineered change: more than a century later, we have manufactured the first coffee machine that eschews the conventional materials of the previous century, replacing them completely with stainless steel.
The brazier is Movilfrit’s flagship. High quality materials that will bring to your professional kitchen a touch of design. The Movilfrit brazier ovens are built in cast Steel and there are completely isolated to avoid heat loss. Therefore, you will have a great brazier inside your kitchen, without having to stand the annoying smokes that may appear.
But if you want to install a traditional barbecue in your kitchen, the Movilfrit barbecues are perfect for you and your restaurant. You will be able to serve juicy meat pieces, fish or vegetables cooked at the charcoal, coconut or wood fire. You choose!
Moreover, Movilfrit has a team of industrial designers able to design that ideal brazier or barbecue perfect for your establishment. Tell us how it is and let us make your dreams become true.
Hanson Heat Lamps offers a variety of carving stations with a wide range of carving base options. For something all-purpose, you may want to consider our proprietary synthetic granite material. It contains a balance of softness for your knives to prevent blade dulling and hardness to help resist surface scratches. Even when the occasional light scratches do appear, a simple wipe down with mineral oil will typically make them near invisible. For deeper cuts, sanding is a viable option as the material stays consistent all the way through.
Our synthetic granite is a beautiful material with a clean and smooth finish. It can retain a high temperature directly from the heat lamp to provide a warm cutting surface. This makes slicing into meats all the more enjoyable. Additionally, all of our Hanson synthetic granite cutting boards are provided with a routed gravy lane to give a professional design.
Synthetic granite is our most durable product available. It will provide you with a long life span with general care. The maintenance is also very low, as it is easy to clean with ordinary dish soap. The aesthetics and functionality, paired with extremely effortless care, easily make this one of our best products to date.
Saro’s WOW GRILL is made of high-grade stainless steel. The Grill is easy to setup and simple to operate. The WOW GRILL is equipped with one, two or three heating zones. Every heating zone consists of 18 square stainless steel tubes, in three groups of six each. The temperature of each grill zone can be adjusted separately. Each tube contains an independent heating element.
The WOW GRILL’s integrated heating heating elements ensure evenly spread heat and guarantee success in barbecuing.
If, against all expectations, one of the integrated heating elements should fail, only one of the groups of six elements would stop working. The rest of the heating zone can be used further; the broken heating element can easily be replaced.
This kind of construction also provides unique energy efficiency and guarantees a consistent temperature throughout the whole cooking area. Temperatures up to 320 °C are achieved in no time.
Unipro, Italian excellence at the service of international bakery industry.
Based in the Vicenza’s neighbouring city of Montegalda, Unipro was born from the merger between Universal’s company mission and productive technology, and the expertise of Polin Group, renowned business in the Italian sector of bakery and pastry equipment. This fruitful partnership between the two leading companies in the field of baking system’s design and manufacturing was also enhanced by shared values and a common work philosophy.
Unipro was founded with the aim of fulfilling the requests of an ever-increasing and demanding clientele, by offering custom-made solutions out of a wide range of horizontal cooking equipments, with different structures and technical specifications.
Our main priorities are R&D, technological innovation, environmental sustainability and customer service: these are the core elements on which both companies strongly rely.
Unipro offers a wide range of products for the HO.RE.CA. sector, ranging from proofing chambers to bakery, pastry and industrial ovens. By focusing on the simplification and acceleration of cooking phases, our company can match the needs of mass catering and medium or large restaurant services, such as catering services, service station cafés, hospital and school canteens.
Today, Unipro’s strength in international markets lies in the capacity to provide a valid alternative to the classic manufacturing process of restaurant ovens. As a dynamic and technologically advances business, Unipro stands out for the top quality of its products: each single item is assembled through a strictly regulated process, ensuring high standards and making it suitable for the introduction in domestic and foreign markets.
Taking advantage on the expertise acquired throughout the years by Polin Group, Unipro is nowadays a benchmark in the sector of professional ovens.
Our company mission is to excel in the strategic markets of cooking systems by putting forward state-of-the-art technologies, in order to advise our customers with the one tailor-made solution that best suits their needs.
Top-quality, high performances and innovation are the elements that made Unipro’s products known and appreciated all over the world and that soon turned us into one of the leading companies in the sector of professional cooking. Nevertheless, our first priority remains customer assistance, and in this sense we pride ourselves on having established with our international clients a long-term relationship, based on mutual trust, a common set of ethical values and environmental awareness.
As a consequence of our enterprising spirit, we are prodded into confronting with new challenges and targets on a daily basis. Our ideas are turned into projects, and projects are turned into products to be traded and purchased worldwide. All this with an Italian know-how that is the distinctive feature of our company.
The brand Unipro is nowadays renowned for the top-quality and high technical performances of our products, and has acquired visibility in the global sector of professional ovens for the restaurant and catering industry by constantly monitoring market needs.
A constant and constructive dialogue with technicians and chefs alike has brought to the creation of a wide range of products manufactured with premium-grade materials and undergoing certified testing procedures before being delivered to the final client, in order to ensure perfect functioning.
Unipro operates all over the world thanks to a widespread network of authorized dealers, granting a fast and efficient service from the moment of purchase to after-sale assistance, which also means an optimization of time and costs for our customers.
Homemade ice cream is a palate that hardly a guest can resist. The latest highlight is liquid ice cream, which is shaped on a chilled steel plate to form rolls and then garnished with fruits, nuts and sauces. The equipment is supplied by Saro Gastro-Products.
At the Saro Gastro-Foods' ice-cream platter, restaurateurs provide their guests with an extraordinary show experience. Once the platform for ice artists has reached its operating temperature of minus 28 degrees, the finest ice cubes are made from ordinary ice cream within two minutes.
The technique used to make the ice is based on the Stir-Frying process, which allows vegetables to be cooked quickly and gently in the wok. The ice is ready to be eaten at the front-cooking as well. "The preparation of ice cubes is quite easy," says Walter Spangenberg, Managing Director of Saro Gastro-Products. The liquid mass is painted over the teppo-ice plate in rapid movements until it reaches the desired consistency. With the help of pallets the mass can then be pushed to rolls. And the ice teppanyaki can do even more, because on the ice-cold steel plate chocolate art works freeze fast. The Tepp-Ice plate also offers convincing advantages for chocolate makers and pastry makers. Mobile and flexible
The tear-ice plate is variable to the desired cooling temperature adjustable. The experts at Saro Gastro-Products recommend a temperature of minus 28 degrees Celsius for the best preparation of the ice cream rolls. After use, the ice table can be cleaned quickly and easily with a few hands.
Restaurateurs and ice-makers can assemble and combine various ice table elements according to their needs. As a result, the possibilities of use are just as unlimited as the variety of self-made ice cubes.