The first people known to have made chocolate were the ancient cultures of Mexico and Central America. These people, including the Maya and Aztec, mixed ground cacao seeds with various seasonings to make a spicy...
History. The cacao tree is native to the Americas. It may have originated in
the foothills of the Andes in the Amazon and Orinoco ...
During this period, the introduction of the steam engine mechanized cocoa bean
grinding, reducing production costs and making chocolate affordable to all.
They crushed the cocoa beans, mixed them with water and added spices, chillies
and herbs (Coe's Theory). They began cultivating cocoa in equatorial Mexico.
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All cocoa products are made from cocoa beans, which grow on Cacao Trees.
Thousands of years ago, cocoa beans were discovered in South American rain ...
Though the Aztecs appeared to place high value on cocoa beans, Columbus and
... Girolamo Benzoni, in his “History of the New World noted “They call the fruit ...
Jul 13, 2013 ... The white flesh is eaten or made into juice in some countries. The beans are the
main ingredient for chocolate and cocoa powder. The fat from ...
Mar 1, 2008 ... But for about 90 percent of chocolate's long history, it was strictly a ... Both the
Mayans and Aztecs believed the cacao bean had magical, ...
The Maya Indians and the Aztecs recognised the value of cocoa beans - both as
an ingredient for their special 'chocolate' drink and as currency - for hundreds of ...