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    Learn something new every day

    Just found out that chocolate is a fruit!! yep the cocoa bean is a fruit that makes chocolate in the fruit group!

    Cocoa bean
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    Cocoa beans in a cacao pod


    Cocoa beans before roasting


    A roasted cocoa bean, the papery skin rubbed loose.
    Cacao bean (also Anglicized as cocoa bean,[1] often simply cocoa /ˈkoʊ.koʊ/ and cacao /kəˈkaʊ/; Mayan: kakaw; Nahuatl: cacahuatl [kaˈkawat͡ɬ]) is the dried and fully fermented fatty bean of Theobroma cacao, from which cocoa solids and cocoa butter are extracted.[2] They are the basis of chocolate, as well as many Mesoamerican foods such as mole sauce and tejate.
    A cocoa pod (fruit) has a rough and leathery rind about 3 cm thick (this varies with the origin and variety of pod). It is filled with sweet, mucilaginous pulp (called 'baba de cacao' in South America) enclosing 30 to 50 large seeds that are fairly soft and white to a pale lavender color. While seeds are usually white, they become violet or reddish brown during the drying process. The exception is rare[3] varieties of white cacao, in which the seeds remain white.[4][5] Historically, white cacao was cultivated by the Rama people of Nicaragua.[citation needed]
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    Re: Learn something new every day

    And aren't we all in favor of adding more fruit to our diet?

    Cashews are also a fruit . . . didja know? The Story of the Cashew - YouTube

    Just think how healthy we could be if we just ate chocolate covered cashews!
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      #3
      Re: Learn something new every day

      I knew I was on a veggie diet....
      Peggy:icon_hug:

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        Re: Learn something new every day

        Originally posted by Sandy Navas View Post
        And aren't we all in favor of adding more fruit to our diet?

        Cashews are also a fruit . . . didja know? The Story of the Cashew - YouTube

        Just think how healthy we could be if we just ate chocolate covered cashews!
        Quite so! Stepping away from the broccoli...

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          #5
          Re: Learn something new every day

          WOOO!! I'm on Weight Watchers and can eat as much fruit as I want without counting! LOL! Too bad...they mix it with fat and sugar to make the chocolate!

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            #6
            Re: Learn something new every day

            I knew there was a good reason why I love chocolate!
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