Chocolate Facts – 50 Interesting Facts About Chocolates
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There are 42 beans in 1 pod of cocoa.
Chocolate milk was invented in Jamaica.
Americans buy 58 millions pounds of chocolate on Valentines Day, it is 5% of sales of entire year.
Cocoa trees can live up to 200 years but they only produce marketable cocoa beans for only 25 years.
Cocoa seeds were used as a form of currency by Aztecs.
13th September is celebrated as International Chocolate Day.
Chocolate though is having high fat content, it doesn’t seem to raise blood cholesterol.
Napoleon Bonaparte always carried chocolate along with him; he ate it whenever he feels he needed energy.
Flavonoids in cocoa products have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-clogging effects and reduces the risk of diabetes by improving insulin activity.
Cocoa and cacao are same, and they are interchangeable.