Cocoa powder and chocolate
Minifie, Bernard W. Knechtel Laboratories, Bristol, United Kingdom.
Last reviewed:October 2019
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Products derived from the seeds of the tropical tree Theobroma cacao, which grows within a narrow belt along both sides of the Equator. There are three basic varieties: Criollo, which was native to Central and South America; Forastero, which constitutes the bulk of the world supply and is mostly cultivated in West Africa and Brazil; and Trinitario, consisting of various hybrids. See also: Cacao
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