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Cocoa bean

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The cocoa bean, also cacao bean or simply cocoa or cacao is the dried and fully fermented fatty seed of Theobroma cacao, from which ...

History of Cocoa | World Cocoa Foundation

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During this period, the introduction of the steam engine mechanized cocoa bean grinding, reducing production costs and making chocolate affordable to all.

A Brief History of Cocoa | Medicine Hunter

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The exact origin of cacao remains shrouded in mystery and hard to pin down, ... Though the Aztecs appeared to place high value on cocoa beans, Columbus ...

What is the origin of the cocoa tree?

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Mar 26, 2013 ... Cocoa beans, from which cocoa products are derived, come from the ... There are scientific claims for the origin of the cocoa tree in several ...

History of cacao - NaturalNews.com

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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 ...

Discovering Chocolate - Cadbury

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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 ...

History of Chocolate - Culture of the Cocoa Bean

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The history of chocolate and cocoa beans, the tastiest invention ever invented. The Olmec Indians were the first peoples to discover its wonders.

Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) - History and Uses - Sacred Earth ...

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Cacao, Cocoa (theobroma cacao) its history and uses as a ceremonial food ... During Cacao bean processing the seeds and some of the fruit pulp are left 'to ...

From Mayans to Americans, a History of Chocolate - Chocolate.org

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The story of the cocoa bean began over 2000 years ago in equatorial Central America, where it began as and remained an unsweetened beverage for centuries ...

The Sweet History of Chocolate - Hungry History - History Channel

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Feb 13, 2014 ... When the Aztecs began to dominate Mesoamerica in the 14th century, they craved cacao beans, which could not be grown in the dry highlands ...

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History of Cocoa - World Agroforestry Centre

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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.

Where the Cocoa Plant Comes From | The History of Cocoa - Rodelle

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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 ...

A Brief History of Chocolate | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian

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Mar 1, 2008 ... Etymologists trace the origin of the word "chocolate" to the Aztec word "xocoatl," which referred to a bitter drink brewed from cacao beans.