The secret history of Chocolate - Chicken Newspaper for Children
We all know that chocolate is delicious. But do you know where it comes from? How it is made? Chocolate is made from cacao beans, which are the seeds of the cacao tree. By Chianti , from Wikimedia Commons The history of chocolate begins in Mesoamerica and dates back to 350 BC. The Aztecs believed cacao seeds were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom, and the seeds were used as money. The Cocoa tree Cacao flowers grow on the trunk or main branches of the tree. The Cocoa Pod The flowers ripen into big golden