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  1. photo <b>Cocoa</b> – The Food of The GodsCocoa – The Food of The GodsTreatment
    of cocoa powder and butter (cocoa beans contain up to 50% fat). Cocoa also contains theobromine, an alkaloid similar to caffeine. In its wild form, cocoa today grows in the foothills of the AndesRead more
  2. photo Top health benefits of <b>cocoa</b>Top health benefits of cocoaNews
    food, even if they are not supposed to do so.Amazing antioxidant propertiesA great body of evidence suggests that cocoa beans contain a hefty amount of antioxidants. Some researchers have put that amountRead more
  3. photo 7 Reasons Your Garden Will Love <b>Cocoa</b> Mulch7 Reasons Your Garden Will Love Cocoa MulchArticle
    Gardens love mulch. And, cocoa mulch–from the shells of cocoa beans–well, that’s just an extra treat. Not only does cocoa shell mulch offer the same benefits as bark mulch—it keeps weeds at bayRead more
  4. photo <b>Cocoa</b>CocoaArticle
    Cocoa Described It’s the stuff of chocolate. The cacao tree creates cacao beans that are manufactured in such a way as to create a plethora of byproducts known as cocoa, and we reap the benefits in allRead more
  5. photo Dining Out: Organic Frappes & LattesDining Out: Organic Frappes & LattesArticle
    sprayed crops in the world (along with coffee), and most major retail brands use nonorganic cocoas in their blended mocha mixes. Mocafe Organics’ cocoa beans come from  600 small-scale organic farmersRead more
  6. photo UK Company Makes Eco-Friendly Candy Wrappers From Chocolate WasteUK Company Makes Eco-Friendly Candy Wrappers From Chocolate WasteArticle
    people don’t realize that creating sweet, delicious chocolate is a waste-intensive process. In the UK, 76 percent of the cocoa bean is discarded in the process, resulting in about 10 metric tons of cocoaRead more
  7. photo How to best enjoy and buy delicious, healthy chocolate, with its fascinating healing historyHow to best enjoy and buy delicious, healthy chocolate, with its fascinating healing historyNews
    and flavonoids. One alkaloid, theobromine, works as a mood enhancer and lowers blood pressure. Cocoa also provides nutritious magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, potassium and zinc.Cacao beans contain phytic acidRead more
  8. photo When You Think Sustainable <b>Cocoa</b>, Think… Nestlé?When You Think Sustainable Cocoa, Think… Nestlé?Article
    the potential to deliver 20 years’ high yield and quality cocoa beans.”) Currently, Nestlé grows its cocoa (and more importantly, helps farmers) in the following places: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Venezuela, IndonesiaRead more
  9. photo Hot <b>Cocoa</b> PowerHot Cocoa PowerTreatment
    on you today, but I do want to briefly mention a few interesting research highlights about this remarkable bean. It was recently discovered that cocoa contains the powerful phytochemical resveratrolRead more
  10. photo Raw cacao beats processed chocolate in its health benefitsRaw cacao beats processed chocolate in its health benefitsNews
    is subjected to some very low heating in its fermentation process, required to separate the seeds from the cocoa bean. The heat used is generally at much lower temperatures than that used for typicalproductsRead more

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Cocoa bean

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The cocoa bean, also cacao bean or simply cocoa (/ˈkoʊ.koʊ/) or cacao (/kəˈkaʊ/), is the dried and fully fermented fatty seed of Theobroma cacao, from which cocoa solids and cocoa butter are extracted. They are the basis of chocolate, as well as many Mesoamerican foods such as mole sauce and tejate.A cocoa pod (fruit) has a rough and leathery rind about 2 cm (0.79 in) to 3 cm (1.2 in) thick...More