Where did cocoa beans originate from?
The exact origin of cocoa is still debated, it said to have been introduced by the ancient Maya to Central America from the South American highlands of the Amazon and Orinoco basins.
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Cocoa beans are the seeds found in cocoa pods, which grow on trees often found in Africa, and Central and South America. These beans are fermented, dried, crushed, processed and manufactured into chocolate.\n. \nChocolate production begins with the harvesting of the pods of the cacao tree (Theobrom…a cacao). The Latin binomial means "food of the gods." The cacao tree is a small evergreen and its pods, when ripe, may be colored yellow, orange or red and shaped like a football. Each pod contains 20-50 seeds, or "cocoa beans." The pods are cut off the tree by cocoa harvesters with machetes.\n. \nThe seeds are removed, along with the light-colored, sweet, pulp inside the pods and left to ferment for a few days. Traditionally, this was done in big heaps on the ground. In more modern operations, this is done in bins. After a few days, the seeds are separated from the pulp, spread out more thinly and allowed to dry in the sun. Once dry, the cocoa beans are shipped to chocolate manufacturers.\n. \nOnce at the chocolate factory, the beans are roasted at around 250 Â°F (121 Â°C) for about an hour. This roasting darkens the beans (via some of the same browning reactions that occur during dark malt production). The shells are then cracked and the kernels (called nibs) are gathered. The nibs are then ground into a dark brown, bitter paste called chocolate liquor (or pure chocolate). Chocolate liquor is, on average, 47% cocoa solids and 53% cocoa butter. Despite the name, it is not alcoholic. ( Full Answer )
the first drink ever made was made out of flower,honey cocoa beans and vanilla. but it was then made into hot cocoa . Hot chocolate
Coco beans are the seeds found in cocoa pods.. Chocolate production begins with the harvesting of the pods of the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao). The Latin binomial means "food of the gods." The cacao tree is a small evergreen and its pods, when ripe, may be colored yellow, orange or red and shaped l…ike a football. Each pod contains 20-50 seeds, or "cocoa beans." The pods are cut off the tree by cocoa harvesters with machetes.. The seeds are removed, along with the light-colored, sweet, pulp inside the pods and left to ferment for a few days. Traditionally, this was done in big heaps on the ground. In more modern operations, this is done in bins. After a few days, the seeds are separated from the pulp, spread out more thinly and allowed to dry in the sun. Once dry, the cocoa beans are shipped to chocolate manufacturers.. Once at the chocolate factory, the beans are roasted at around 250 Â°F (121 Â°C) for about an hour. This roasting darkens the beans (via some of the same browning reactions that occur during dark malt production). The shells are then cracked and the kernels (called nibs) are gathered. The nibs are then ground into a dark brown, bitter paste called chocolate liquor (or pure chocolate). Chocolate liquor is, on average, 47% cocoa solids and 53% cocoa butter. Despite the name, it is not alcoholic.. _____________________________________________________________. Cocoa beans are the seeds located inside cocoa pods. These beans are fermented, dried, crushed, processed and manufactured into chocolate. ( Full Answer )
cocoa bean comes from trees The exact origin of cocoa is still debated, it said to have been introduced by the ancient Maya to Central America from the South American highlands of the Amazon and Orinoco basins
Coaco beans grow inside of large pods. These large pods are grownin trees. Once dried out then the beans are removed from the pods.
its not turned into chocolate. its made into chocolate with a bunch of other high-calorie stuff you don't even want to know about. do you still want to eat it? its also made from zombie earwax. (not. but it is high-calorie.)
Cocoa beans come from different countries but there is only onecountry whose main source is cocoa. Ghana! Colombia cocoa bean trees grow at the equater in south America and africain the amazon rainforest. it grows best in Ghana in hot countries on trees
The exact origin of cocoa is still debated, it said to have been introduced by the ancient Maya to Central America from the South American highlands of the Amazon and Orinoco basins
the Aztecs used to eat cocoa beans before war to gain strength. they also used it instead of money.
they use the cacao like money, then they trade the cacao for good. They Use it as a Currency. Assisting Trades. CADI WAS HERE
Cocoa beans are not considered a tree nut. However they do comefrom trees. The actual tree nut is the Cacao tree nut whichcontains the actual cocoa beans.
Cocoa powder is derived from cocoa beans. The powder form contains198 milligrams of caffeine per cup. Each tablespoon contains 12milligrams of caffeine.
\n. \nCocoa (AKA cacao or cocao) beans are poisonous so no animals eat them. Monkeys est cacao beans, but just the fruit not the beans.
the cocoa bean comes from south America. The Aztecs used to make hot chocolate, but without sugar. Cortes tried it, didn't like it, brought it back to Europe anyway, Europe added sugar, turned into the chocolate we know today.
Well the Mayan tried to make something with the cocoa bean and they made chocolate. But Milton Hershey invented chocolate to spread around the world. And now we have different varieties of chocolate...here are some recipes..hot chocolate, chocolate covered cherries, and many more!!
The Cocoa Tree! The fruits of the cocoa tree are oval-shaped pods, 8 to 14 inches long, ranging in colour from yellow or green to red or violet and containing the cocoa beans. See www.cocoatree.org
The conquistador Hernan CortÃ©s was the first European to know that the cocoa beans were valuable but someone had brought them back before him. Christopher Columbus stole some from a Mayan trader and brought them over between 1502-1504. He knew they were worth something, but didn't understand what… they were or what to do with them. ( Full Answer )
thay make hot chocolate the mayans were the first to discover the cocoa bean so they boild it in water and made hot chocolate Answer: Like the Aztec the Maya had a very special view of the cocoa bean. The bean was worshipped as a special gift from heaven, a gift from the gods, specifically Ykcha…ua, who served as the patron of cocoa merchants. . The beans awere attributed with magical powers and used in ceremonies, religious rituals an healing. The beans were so valuable they were used as currency. The use of the beans to make a beverage was initiated by the Mayans. It was bitter and spicy. As the beans have to be fermented before use the development of drinkable cocoa is associated with alcohol or beer production. This is a high mark in most of human civilization. ( Full Answer )
West African country of CÃ´te d'Ivoire (1.4 million tons/year) Ghana is the world's second largest producer (600,000 tons/year) Other top cacao-growing countries include; Indonesia, Brazil, Ecuador, Togo, Mexico and Papua New Guinea.
They are cut down from the trees, then cracked open to reveal the beans inside which are laid out in the sun and partially dried (they turn partially purple) , then are shipped to the chocolate makers to officially dry and ground.
Chocolate is mostly made of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, and calcium. There are trace amounts of phosphorus, magnesium, iron, molybdenum, manganese, and copper.
Fairtrade means they buy their cocoa beans fairly (for a good price.) They will also give money to the community so they can have clean water and schools. This gives children in poorer countries who can't read or write a chance to learn and become educated.
No, the cocoa pod is the tree's fruit, not the bean. The bean is actually the fruit's seed.
No, the cocoa bean starts out really bitter but then the factory adds sweetner to the mixture..
Yes, it does!\n. \nThere are different methods of processing cocoa beans. Sometimes instead of using the whole bean to make chocolate, it's separated into two parts - cocoa butter, and cocoa powder. The processes used to do this are either the 'hydraulic press' method or the 'Broma process'. The ed…ible part of cocoa beans before they're processed is about 55% fat, so the separation usually produces 50% cocoa butter, 50% cocoa powder. \n. \nReference:\n. \nhttp://www.tava.com.au/product_beans.html\n. \nhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoa ( Full Answer )
The Netherlands are the biggest importer of cocoa beans. Thebiggest exporter of cocoa beans is Indonesia, exporting 15.4% ofthe worlds cocoa beans.
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I suppose its the handiest item in certain countries that looks like a bead. Never seen cocoa beans seen rose petals, gemstones and crystals made into beads then made into rosaries
No. Raspberries are grown on their own plant which somewhat resembles a grape vine. Whatcom County in far northwest Washington state is an important growing area for raspberries.
Cocoa beans grow in the tropics on a small tree. The beans grow in pods abount the size of a deflated football. First the beans are removed from the pods and firmented for afew weeks. Then they are roasted not unlike coffee beans. After that they are ground into cocoa. To turn these beans into choc…olate, a good portion of them are roasted and sent separated by a machine called a winnower. From there they are ground into a paste and mixed with cocoa butter and sugar until refined into various forms of chocolate. ( Full Answer )
They aren't very big at all. They are about the size of a lima bean, if you know what they are. But the are pretty small.
Cocoa beans come from the cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao . The beans grow in green fruits that turn orange when ripened. The seeds of these fruits are toasted and processed to produce various cocoa and chocolate products.
Almost all of the world's cocoa beans are grown in Africa and Central and South America.
The economic importance is that it can be used for all most everything and chocolate produces about 482 millon cocoa beans per 2 days.
they inslave children to go into the feilds and pick them if you want to help these beaten and starved kids only buy choc with the fairtrade symbol
Cocoa beans that have been fermented and dried can be stored out of sunlight in low humidity storage for up to a year. They can then be roasted and stored in the same conditions for another year then ground into cocoa liquor and stored several years in low temperature storage. You may be surprised t…hat some of the chocolate you eat comes from cocoa pods that were harvested 5 or 10 years ago. That is why chocolacau.com recommends that you buy from a farmer so you know when the cocoa was harvested and how long it took to get from the tree to your mouth. ( Full Answer )
in third-world country's ... that's where they grow them but children are taken from their homes and inslaved to do the work if you want to help these kids from dieing of starvation only buy chocolate with the fairtrade sybol
Cocoa beans come from the cocoa tree. The tree has large yellow or orange fruits with a shape similar to papaya or butternut squash. Inside the fruit is the seeds, the cocoa beans. The beans are extracted and dried before they are roasted in a similar manner as coffee beans.
Cocoa beans do not grow in china but they do grow in other Asian countries like Indonesia , Malaysia and Srilanka.
No, the cocoa pod is the tree's fruit, not the bean. The bean is actually the fruit's seed.
I don't acctually know, wouldn't it be annoying if someone who didn't know the answer tried to answer saying, " I don't acctually know" ?
Lots of countries - and they are grown. One of them is Trinidad & Tobago, if you're just looking for one.
Cocoa beans are used to make chocolate first you crack it open then you grind the insides until its liquid chocolate!
Watch Good Eats on Food Network. There is an episode on coffee and chocolate and it tells you about the cocoa bean and it's journey to be made into something delicious, or just about its heritage and how it became popular in the USA or Canada and England. Hope you check it out, and i hope this helps… a little. :) ( Full Answer )
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The pods are cut off the trunk, opened, and the beans are removed to be dried, roasted, and ground into chocolate.
Cocoa beans are a type of fully fermented and dried fatty bean in which is known to be used to produce cocoa butter and other cocoa solids. Cocoa beans contain about 40 seeds and mucilaginous pulp.
A cocoa bean makes about 1.5 grams of cocoa butter. That means thathundreds of beans must be used to make the large amounts of cocoabutter found in the stores.
1 cocoa bean is worth 1 and a half grams of butter. So, if you have 100 cocoa beans you would have 50 grams of butter. You just multiply the amount of beans you have by 1 and a half. .
The cocoa bean can be used for the following products: coffee, soft drinks, alcohol, soap, garden conditioner, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, jam, marmalade and animal feed.