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Tropical

Tropical

The tropical cocoa tree produces pods which contain 30 to 50 seeds.   Chocolate is made from cocoa solids and cocoa butter which are extracted from dried and fermented seeds.  From Wikipedia.

12 responses

  1. Great lighting and composition!

    April 17, 2013 at 5:57 am

  2. Tammy

    How cool is that? I have never seen a coco tree! Love how the pods are slightly different colors!

    April 17, 2013 at 8:02 am

  3. … gives a wonderful tropical feeling!

    April 17, 2013 at 10:51 am

  4. Food of the Gods, Tell Tammy the difference between the strong Narcotic Coco and the mildly Poisonous Cocoa will you please she won’t believe me.

    April 17, 2013 at 2:05 pm

  5. That’s what chocolate comes from? What an awesome plant…

    April 17, 2013 at 8:43 pm

  6. I love the different stages the pods seem to be at, the different colours look great on the one tree.

    April 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm

  7. Was it the Aztecs that discovered chocolate, I’m forever in their debt. Amazing to think that these pods are where it all starts.

    April 17, 2013 at 10:09 pm

  8. Fascinating – don’t recall having seen the pods up close before – nicely lit too.

    April 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm

  9. Interesting to be able to study this tree in your well-composed photo! Don’t think I’ve ever seen one in real life.

    April 21, 2013 at 11:18 am

  10. Fabulous lighting effect!

    April 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm

  11. interesting plant

    April 24, 2013 at 8:40 pm

  12. Chocolate is made from the seeds of a plant called Theobroma cacao. The seeds are dried and roasted and then processed to form cocoa, the basic ingredient in chocolate and chocolate products. The use of cocoa for eating and drinking probably dates back several thousand years. The first evidence of cocoa use comes from cooking vessels containing cocoa residue. Scientists have determined these pots to be from at least 460 to 480 A.D.

    April 27, 2013 at 4:59 am

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