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Cocoa presentation

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Juliette Clement

on 16 April 2014

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CHOCOLATE
the Food of the Gods

Etymology of Cocoa
Discovered by the
Spanish


The world "chocolate" derives from a combination of different languages and cultures

The Aztecs first called it
"chocolatl"
which became "chocolate" to facilitate the pronunciation for Europeans
Cocoa in Trade
Exportation began in
early

17th century

By late 17th century, cocoa beans were being traded by most European nations, similar to sugar
Dark Chocolate

White Chocolate
Milk Chocolate
What about cocoa beans?
Cocoa beans come from the
Theobroma cacao
, meaning "Food of the Gods"
Native to the
tropics of South and Central America
Each cocoa pod contains
20-40 seeds
400
cocoa beans (10 to 20 pods) produce 1 pound of chocolate

Drinking chocolate became
patriotic
('Murica) after the Townshend Acts of 1767
So, what is chocolate made from?
Chocolate is the product of cocoa beans mixed with milk and sugar.

Makes products like cocoa powder, chocolate liquor, and cocoa butter
Chart of the consumption of chocolate in 1886:
It all started in 1893...
Milton Hershey gets the idea to start his own chocolate factory in
1893

By this time, chocolate is a worldwide-consumed product
Modern Production of Chocolate
Chocolate and health
On a
balanced diet
, pure cocoa beans are
good
for heart health and can reduce cardiovascular problems.

When mixed with sugar and milk, it can have
negative
impacts:


Process of Manufacturing Chocolate
Gathering
of cocoa pods

Breaking

and extracting
seeds from pods

Seeds are
dried and washed
, then
polished

Ready to be manufactured :
DIABETEs
ADDICTION
WEIGHT GAIN
+
+
+
+
+
Conclusion

Chocolate first used by
Mesoamericans

Discovered by the Spanish

Grew in popularity, and today we absolutely cannot
imagine
life without chocolate

So, eat up! ...in moderation
CHOCOLATE
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