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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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Until the end of 1989 the state-owned company Agros accounted for at least 90% of all imports of cocoa beans and cocoa products.
Pod storage as a means of pulp pre-conditioning cocoa beans is basically storing the harvested cocoa pods for a period of time before opening the pods and fermenting the beans.
Seeking the right balance thus involves going back to the beginning of the process: the cocoa bean itself.
If cocoa bean production in -- grew by 200 percent, its contribution to the world cocoa supply would stilt be six percentage points below that of Indonesia.
The Single Origin dark and milk chocolates are created using cocoa beans from one region (rather than blended).
Still expensive due to the scarcity of cocoa beans at that time, the first London Chocolate House opened in 1657 ( a trendy meeting place for the elite to savour this luxury drink.
COPAL is the supplier of 75% of all cocoa beans to the world market (COPAL 2004a).
Different types of cocoa beans are blended together to the manufacturer's individual formula.
Produced from the cocoa bean, its scientific name is Theobroma Cacao, meaning Food of the Gods.
The cocoa beans for Divine and Dubble chocolate bars come from Kuapa Kokoo, a co-operative of 35,000 growers in Ghana, West Africa.
The activists point out that there are some 600,000 small farms where young boys pick cocoa beans from dusk to dawn.
Mars is promoting research it sponsored showing cocoa beans contain compounds which can reduce the risk of heart disease.