Cacao or Theobroma Cacao refers to the scientific name for chocolate. Cacao is the main tree from which cocoa is extracted which is later used to make chocolate. This ingredient for deriving chocolate is mostly grown in the equatorial regions of the earth. Cacao is characterized by a brown color and a bitter taste. It is processed to get chocolate which is then used to make cakes, pastries, pies and brownies. This ingredient is also used to make hot chocolate beverages.

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Raw Cacao Health Benefits

Raw Cacao Health Benefits On : 01-Feb-2011 By : Chocoholic

Everyone will agree that the health benefits of raw cacao are manifold. It has been around for thousands of years and its ancient Incans, Mayans and Aztecs have taken advantage of its healing properties. Raw cacao was used in their daily cultural rituals...

Rare Cacao Beans Discovered In Peru

Rare Cacao Beans Discovered In Peru On : 13-Jan-2011 By : khao

It is so true to say discoveries can happen anytime --- while Dan Pearson was working in Northern Peru, his eyes met something strange and rare cacao beans in Peru were discovered. Dan was in the mountain Valley of Maranon River, when he saw the pods as big...

Cacao Health Benefits

Cacao Health Benefits On : 04-Feb-2011 By : Bubbly

  All of us like to sip hot cocoa anytime. I am sure you will be happy to know about cacao health benefits since  is loaded benefits.  Check out the Cacao health benefits listed here especially if you love to eat chocolates. High...

Mineral-rich Cacao Chip Nuggets Will Help You Lose Weight

Mineral-rich Cacao Chip Nuggets Will Help You Lose Weight On : 13-Jan-2011 By : Nutrition

Cacao chip nuggets are not only delicious in taste but also help  in losing weight. The nugget is prepared of cacao, dates, coconut oil and almonds and each set of ingredient has its own share of health benefits. Special to mention here is the nutrient...