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Research Article

Determination of Catechin and Epicatechin Content in Chocolates by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

Table 5

Determination of catechin and epicatechin in samples (; % relative standard deviations are given in parenthesis).


Cocoa powder10.20% (0.72)0.28% (0.55)

ChocolatesServing size
per serving size
Epicatechin per serving size

Lindt Excellence, 90% cocoa2406.04 mg (0.27)17.32 mg (0.17)
Lindt Excellence, 85% cocoa2404.80 mg (0.38)22.76 mg (0.57)
Lindt Excellence, 70% cocoa2407.84 mg (0.32)28.56 mg (0.24)
Ghirardelli Chocolate, 86% cacao3454.50 mg (0.51)23.85 mg (0.28)
Ghirardelli Chocolate, 72% cacao3385.78 mg (0.34)27.70 mg (0.33)
Ghirardelli Chocolate, 60% cacao3384.79 mg (0.32)17.78 mg (0.23)
Godiva Chocolatier, 85% cacao4405.20 mg (0.79)31.68 mg (0.08)
Safeway Select chocolate, 85% cacao5404.76 mg (0.83)10.52 mg (1.04)
Safeway Select chocolate, 72% cacao5404.84 mg (0.86)14.64 mg (0.69)
Green & Black’s chocolate, 50% cocoa6403.28 mg (0.36)11.92 mg (0.14)
Bournville Cranberry chocolate, 50% cocoa7331.49 mg (1.25)3.76 mg (0.18)
Bournville Rich Cocoa chocolate, 50% cocoa7331.09 mg (0.27)3.60 mg (1.81)

1Samples were supplied by M/S Natsol Laboratories Private Limited, Visakhapatnam, India.
2Lindt and Sprungli Inc., Stratham, NH 03885, USA.
3Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, San Leandro, CA 94578, USA.
4Godiva Chocolatier company, USA, product of Germany.
5Safeway Select Inc., P.O. Box  99, Pleasanton, CA 94566, USA, product of Switzerland.
6Green & Black’s, Parsippany, NJ 07054, USA, made in Italy.
7Cadbury India Limited, Mumbai, India.

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