Chocolate Cocoa Bean Artwork
Cocoa seed pod illustration by Mark Kelly, Heartspring.net © 2012
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Cocoa beans, from the Theobroma cacao seed pod, are the source of powdered cocoa, chocolate liquor, and raw cocao nibs. Dark chocolate (60% cocoa, or more) is considered a health food, researched for it's antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and mood enhancing properties.
Latin name: Theobroma cacao