Theobroma cacao

Medicinal Plants7   Medicinal Plants7 Chocolate is   one of the most  made from the humble Theobroma cacao tree. In this blog post, we’ll explore the fascinating history of chocolate and how Theobroma cacao has become one of the most important ingredients in our favorite sweets. We’ll also look at how modern agricultural practices are driving down prices and hurting farmers. Finally, we’ll discuss ways that we can all support sustainable cocoa farming and help improve lives in developing countries. Benefits of Cacao Powder for Health Cacao powder is made from the beans of the cacao tree, native to Central and South America. These beans have been used for centuries by the indigenous people of these regions for their medicinal properties. Theobroma cacao is the scientific name for cacao, which means “food of the gods” in Greek. Cacao powder is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It has been shown to improve cardiovascular health, brain function, and insulin sensit