Chocolate begins with bean pods from the Theobroma cacao tree. Theobroma cacao literally means "food of the Gods." How descriptive!

Chocolate begins with bean pods from the Theobroma cacao tree. Theobroma cacao literally means "food of the Gods." How descriptive!

Cocoa Tree (Theobroma Cacao L.) Tropical Fruit Tree (1 Gallon) ~ #plant #plants

Chocolate comes from the equatorial cacao tree’s unassuming cocoa beans. Learn the steps from tree to table as cocoa beans become sumptuous chocolate.

moontoof:  fingersandfelines:  mpdrolet:  Seventeen Cocoa Pods from Cocoa Pickers James Mollison  !!!!  this is a favie of mine

moontoof: “fingersandfelines: “mpdrolet: “ Seventeen Cocoa Pods from Cocoa Pickers James Mollison ” ” this is a favie of mine ”

Theobroma cacao2 - Theobroma cacao - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Theobroma - Theobroma cacao - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There's a farm in Hawaii that ships cacao seedlings. I want one.   ...  The theobroma cacao: or cacao tree.

How cacao or cocoa beans are cultivated and then processed to produce mouth-watering chocolates from growing to roasting the beans, then shelling to packaging until it reach our salivating mouths.

It was in 1753 that the botanist Carolus Linnaeus named the cacao tree Theobroma Cacao, meaning “Food of the gods”.

It was in 1753 that the botanist Carolus Linnaeus named the cacao tree Theobroma Cacao, meaning “Food of the gods”.

Believe it or not, this is "chocolate". It takes seven to 14 these cocoa pods to produce one pound of dry cocoa beans, which are used to create the sweet treat we know and love.

Cocoa pod with beans (actually it is the fruit with it's seeds). It takes seven to 14 these cocoa pods to produce one pound of dry cocoa beans, which are used to create the sweet treat we know and love.

My favorite vegetable... the cocoa plant which is used to make CHOCOLATE! See? Chocolate is  VEGETABLE! ;)

Assorted cacao fruits on the tree -- Theobroma cacao -- also cacao tree and cocoa tree, is a small ft tall, evergreen tree in the family Malvaceae, native to the deep tropical region of the Americas. Its seeds are used to make cocoa powder and chocolate

cocoa beans and cocoa powder in spoon

A Step-By-Step Guide to How Chocolate Is Made

cocoa beans and cocoa powder in spoon

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