Theobroma cacao


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Theobroma cacao,

n See cacao.

Theobroma cacao

tree of South American origin of the family Sterculiaceae; source of cocoa, chocolate; contains the toxin theobromine; causes diarrhea, sudden death. Commercial waste products from the plant may be fed to animals and cause theobromine poisoning.
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Relations between several traits linked to sexual plant reproduction in Theobroma cacao L.
Theobroma cacao es un arbol perteneciente a la familia Malvaceae que crece en zonas tropicales humedas y es considerado un importante cultivo a nivel mundial como materia prima para la fabricacion del chocolate, el cual se produce a partir de las semillas (Despreaux, 2001).
In a separate study in the same journal, French researchers said they had sequenced almost all of the genome for the Criollo variety of the cacao plant, Theobroma cacao -- a tropical tree crop used to make chocolate.
In 1939, Nestle introduced chocolate chips The chocolate tree's scientific name is Theobroma Cacao.
Pakistan, May 08 -- The cacao tree - Theobroma cacao - has been cultivated in Mexico, Central and South America for three millennia.
Mae'n cael ei gynhyrchu o hadau'r goeden Theobroma cacao.
Theobroma cacao is a difficult and unproductive crop, which grows only in favored places.
Chocolate is made from the seeds (beans) of the Cacao tree, Theobroma cacao.