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Cacao Fruit

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Cacao Fruit

SKU: 1168

Cacao Fruit, the source of chocolate, with a sweet pulp that surrounds cacao beans, used to make cocoa and chocolate products.

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KD 1.000

10 pc
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Description

Cacao Fruit

The cacao fruit, scientifically known as Theobroma cacao, is the source of one of the world's most beloved treats: chocolate. Native to the tropical regions of Central and South America, this small, colorful fruit grows on the cacao tree. The fruit is roughly melon-sized, with a tough, football-shaped husk that encases the cacao beans and pulp. The exterior ranges in color from vibrant yellow to red and purple, adding to its visual allure. Within, the cacao fruit harbors seeds surrounded by a sweet, white pulp. 

These seeds are the essence of chocolate, containing the cocoa solids and cocoa butter used in its production. The taste of the pulp is a delightful blend of tropical flavors, offering hints of citrus, mango, and sometimes even floral notes. Beyond its culinary significance, the cacao fruit is rich in antioxidants and nutrients, contributing to its reputation as a superfood. The journey from cacao fruit to chocolate involves a meticulous process, highlighting the unique and delectable qualities of this extraordinary tropical gem.

Leading Producer

Ecuador

Top Exporter

Ecuador

Seasonality

All Year

Avg. Shelf Life from Harvest

2 — 3 weeks

Variety

The Cacao Fruit, revered for centuries, is a tropical marvel that gives birth to the world's beloved cocoa beans. Nestled within its vibrant, football-shaped pod are seeds enveloped in sweet, succulent pulp. This ambrosial flesh, tinged with citrusy and floral notes, unveils a delectable dance on the palate. The Cacao Fruit is a treasure trove of flavors, offering a tantalizing blend of tropical richness. Beyond its culinary allure, this fruit plays a pivotal role in chocolate production, with its seeds transformed into the cocoa that graces confections worldwide. A symbol of indulgence and cultural significance, the Cacao Fruit invites exploration into the heart of the chocolate-making journey.

Cultural Significance

The cacao fruit holds profound cultural significance as the source of one of the world's most beloved indulgences: chocolate. Revered by ancient Mesoamerican civilizations, cacao was considered a divine gift and played a central role in religious ceremonies. Its journey through history reflects the interplay of diverse cultures, from the Aztecs and Mayans to the European explorers who introduced it to the wider world. Today, cacao remains an emblem of pleasure and luxury, weaving its rich cultural tapestry across continents and bridging traditions in the universal love for chocolate.

Specification

Country

Packaging

Plastic

Product Type

Normal

Storage Instructions

Store in cool, dry place

Variety

Red

Size

10 pc

Nutrition Facts

Calories

100

Carbohydrates

10 gm

Fat

1 gm

Serving Size

100 gm

Sodium

5 gm

Protein

5 gm

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