Dutch process cocoa is cocoa powder that has been treated with an alkalizing agent. This produces a darker cocoa with a milder flavor, lower acidity, and greater ability to mix into liquids.

Health considerations

The Dutch process reduces the antioxidant quantity in the cocoa powder. See: cocoa powder

Keep in mind

Dutch process cocoa cannot be used in recipes leavened with baking soda, unless an acid is added.


Alternative Spellings and Names

Dutched cocoa; Cocoa powder, Dutch Process

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