The earliest evidence suggests that the cacao tree (Theobroma Cacao) originated in the Amazon or Orinoco basin. It is believed that the Olmec civilization of mesoamerica was the first to utilize cacao beans both as a form of currency and as a food product.
One might be tempted to think that cacao is cacao but, as with many fine foods, there is much more beneath the surface.
Learn about how and where cocoa is grown and processed.
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