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5 things you didn’t know about the cocoa bean

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We all know that chocolate is derived from the cocoa bean, but here are 5 things you probably never knew about the cocoa bean: –

  1. Cocoa beans grow out of the tree rather than the branches of the tree.
  2. In around 350BC in Ecuador the Mayans were the first to use cocoa beans as a crop
  3. The first chocolate was in drink form which may have had some chill or honey to take away the bitterness.
  4. Over 50 percent of the cocoa bean is fat
  5. In ancient times obsidian monks would pierce their ears and add their blood to their chocolate drinks.
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