In my visit to the Guaymi Indigenous reserve there were some minimal cacao trees
associated with adjacent homes.
Most cacao trees
are grown on small family farms in poor countries.
The cacao tree
, Theobroma cacao, produces beans that provide the raw material to make chocolate.
By assembling the sequence fragments into the complete genome sequence and developing a detailed genetic map, we can help maximize the potential yield and income for cocoa farmers and catalyze future research and endeavors involving the cacao tree
As worldwide demand for chocolate grows, so does the temptation among growers to clear more and more rainforest to accommodate high-yield monocultural (single-crop) cacao tree
Chocolate, by the way, is made from the fruit of the Cacao tree
, a fragile plant that needs constant warmth and rainfall but no direct sunlight--and only can be found 20[degrees] north or south of the equator.
If it continues to show positive results it could be applied to cacao tree
flowers to help shield the plant and its precious beans from fungal attack.
T IS made from the seeds of the cacao tree
and the Aztecs used the seeds to make a hot frothy beverage reserved for warriors, nobility and priests These days it is still held in high esteem but eaten rather for its mouth watering quality than for any other reason.
Cocoa beans are produced by the cacao tree
(Theobroma cacao) and can only be grown 20 degrees from the equator (see "Enlightened Indulgence," Eating Right, July/August 2001).
The fruit pods grow directly from the trunk of the cacao tree
Which part of the cacao tree
is processed to create chocolate?
From the opening candy shop, visitors enter a tropical rain forest with a replica of a cacao tree
Cupuacu (Theobroma grandiflorum), a plant closely related to the cacao tree
CHOCOLATE is made from cocoa beans from the Cacao tree
, which, in its native state, grows in the jungles of Central and South America.
The fruit of the cacao tree
is a thick-rinded pod, about 20 centimeters (8 inches) long.