Cocoa Trees produce pods and each pod contains about 20 to 50 Cocoa Beans. There are different varieties of Cocoa Beans with different flavors, and, just like different grapes are used to make different wines, different Cocoa Beans are used to make different kinds of Chocolates. Cocoa Beans are fermented, dried, roasted, and ground before being used to produce chocolate.
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Chocolate has long been associated with gift-giving – in fact, the very first chocolate brought to Europe was a basket of cacao beans given to Christopher Columbus by the Aztec king. The Aztecs used cacao beans as specie and valued them far more than gold. The first boxed chocolates in the UK were introduced in 1765 by the venerable confectionary company Cadbury. Ever since then a box of chocolates has been an appropriate gift for almost every type of occasion, from birthdays, to anniversaries to a visit to a sickbed.
One of the worse things about feeling ill is how invisible it makes the patient feel: Everyone in the world is having fun but me, the patient thinks. Get well chocolate is the perfect antidote for that glum feeling of being left alone in a room to suffer while the rest of the world goes on without you.
But chocolate is more than mental health food. Get well chocolate is actually good for you! Chocolate is chock full of theobromine, caffeine, phenyl-ethylamine and serotonin, chemicals that have a beneficial effect on your body and your mind. Seratonin is an anti-depressant, while theobromine stimulates the central nervous system, enhancing cardiac output, suppressing coughs and acting as a mild diuretic. Caffeine and phenyl-ethylamine also stimulate the brain. Anti-oxidant rich flavanoids found in dark chocolate are also known to lower blood pressure and improve insulin sensitivity in healthy individuals which can decrease their chances of developing diabetes. Flavanoids may also benefit the skin by absorbing ultraviolet light, increasing the blood flow to and appearance of the skin.
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