That chocolate appeared in the ancient culture of the Aztecs, who lived on the territory of modern Mexico, today known to all. The Aztecs cultivated the cacao trees, and
from their fruits, cooked amazing powder: drink made from this powder, gave them strength, vigor and energy. Especially enjoyed drinking this drink men, and from its name “chocolatl” is derived the modern word “chocolate”.
In the XVI century in Central America the Spanish conquerors came, and chocolate too much. They brought the fruits of cocoa in Europe, and has taught other Europeans prepare them not only tasty and fragrant drink, but also chocolate, reminiscent of the modern: from cocoa Continue reading
Cocoa powder is a food product obtained by grinding cocoa beans chocolate tree. Ground cocoa beans are first pressed together and the result is cocoa butter, which is then used as the basis for the manufacture of chocolate. the remains of cocoa butter are ground to produce cocoa powder, which is used to make the drink cocoa or as a product for the
manufacture of confectionery.
Cocoa powder is rich in vitamins, macro and trace elements, which should be in small quantities in the diet of any person. The nutritional properties of cocoa are highly valued since ancient times.
The composition of cocoa powder:
Cocoa powder contains about 50% protein, 30% fat and 4 % carbs.
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