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Cacao

The word “cacao” comes from the Latin name for the tree which produces the fruit and seeds used to make chocolate, Theobroma cacao, which translated literally means “Food of the Gods”. This name stems back to the view and beliefs of the first ancient civilizations, the Maya and Aztec belief that cacao trees had been gifted to us from the gods and to partake of the fruit of the tree – to eat the cacao itself – was to raise ones spiritual awareness to a higher plane to allow us to directly commune with the gods (see Ancient Cacao at Cacao Eden to learn more).

 

To learn more about the history of cacao and where it comes from, click here.

 

To read more about cacao trees, cacao fruit and how it grows, click here.