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co·coa

(kō'kō),
A powder prepared from the roasted kernels of the ripe seed of Theobroma cacao (family Sterculiaceae); used in the preparation of cocoa syrup, a flavoring agent.
See also: cacao.

cocoa

a cooking ingredient derived from cacao.
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Cocoa production in the country began at the end of the 19th century, and, according to the Food and Agri- culture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Cote d'Ivoire overtook Ghana as the world's leading producer of cocoa beans in 1978.
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Top 5 Cocoa Producers TONS OF COCOA BEANS COUNTRY PRODUCED ANNUALLY (1) Cote d'Ivoire 1,730,000 (2) Ghana 920,000 (3) Indonesia 425,000 (4) Nigeria 240,000 (5) Brazil 210,000 Top 5 Chocolate Consumers CHOCOLATE CONSUMED COUNTRY (per year, per person) (1) Switzerland 23.
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The construction of the plant is now nearing completion and is on target to open later this year when it will process approximately 70,000 metric tonnes of cocoa beans into cocoa powder, cocoa butter and cocoa liquor for customers in Indonesia and other Asian countries.
The $150 million factory in Salalah will have capacity to process 50,000 tonnes of cocoa beans a year with opening planned for the end of next year, Charles Kader Goore, chairman of CKG, said by phone from Madrid on May 20.
This is why the Federal Government exports cocoa beans and cocoa beans exporters have government's support through the export processing grant," he explained.
20 February 2014 - Swiss cocoa and chocolate products maker Barry Callebaut AG (SWF:BARN) said it had acquired 51% in its cocoa beans supplier The Biolands Group, thus increasing its ownership in the target to 100%.