The birthplace of cacao consider the territory of modern Mexico, where the Aztecs cultivated the cacao. They cooked beans from the drink that gave strength and made vigorous. This was the use of cocoa to the Aztecs. After a certain time, cocoa beans were brought to Europe, and this product immediately became very popular.
The caloric content of cocoa
You should not forget that cocoa has a high caloric content. One hundred grams cocoa contains nearly three hundred calories. For this reason, the drink quenches hunger, but it won’t suit for those who lose weight, unless they can replace the afternoon snack.
Cocoa contains a large amount of different nutrients, namely, vegetable protein and fats, saturated fatty acids, carbohydrates, sucrose, organic acids, starch. As cocoa is rich in vitamins A, b, E, PP, beta-carotene and minerals: sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, Continue reading