Chocolate Investigation

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Chocolate Investigation


How Chocolate is Grown?The Cocoa bean starts inside a fruit on a tree that is usually found in the Tropics. Places in the Tropics are West Africa, Southeast Asia and Central and South America.

The History of ChocolateChocolate dates back to when it was used as a currency for the Olmec and Mayan tribes of Mesoamerica. The cocoa pod was used for drinking, eating, bartering and was worshipped.

Is Chocolate Good for Us?It has been found that the nutrients, phytonutrients and fatty acids can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Studies have also confirmed that chocolate makes us have a feeling of wellbeing. The big question is "How much can you eat as part of a healthy diet?"

Main Types of ChocolateThe main types of chocolate available are couverture chocolate, milk, white and dark chocolate, dark cooking chocolate, choc bits and chips, compound chocolate, cocoa powder and drinking chocolate.

Melting MethodsThe three different types of melting chocolate are a heatproof bowl over a saucepan, in an oven, over direct heat (which is not recommended) or using a microwave.

Making the Chocolate


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