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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoa_bean

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

www.worldcocoafoundation.org/about-cocoa/history-of-cocoa

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

www.worldagroforestry.org/treesandmarkets/inaforesta/history.htm

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 ...

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The exact origin of cacao remains shrouded in mystery and hard to pin down, due to ... The Aztec chief offered to exchange some of the cocoa beans for goods  ...

www.thoughtco.com/culture-of-the-cocoa-bean-1991768

Apr 17, 2017 ... The history of chocolate and cocoa beans, the tastiest invention ever invented. The Olmec Indians were the first peoples to discover its ...

www.icco.org/faq/51-cocoa-trees/114-what-is-the-origin-of-the-cocoa-tree.html

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 ...

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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 ...

www.nature.com/hdy/journal/v89/n5/full/6800156a.html

Separate simultaneous origin and domestication in both Central and South America has been suggested for the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris ( Velasquez ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-brief-history-of-chocolate-21860917

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.