Dean specified thick corrugation of the bottle's drum to imitate the ridges of a cacao pod
. Despite design revisions, the feature survives.
The cacao pods
proliferate the trunk signifying a healthy fertile life of continuity and balance.
When cacao pods
are fully ripe, farmers cut them from the tree and whack them open.
Fabulously feminine, but not at all sugary or powdery, with top notes of blackcurrant and pink pepper, a heart of rose and vetiver and a base of cacao pod
, patchouli and musk, it works well for day or night.
The cacao pod
nestles on a river stone, resting on a folded jute sack.
Each indulgent mix comes with a separate packet of sugar and spice topping to complement the flavor, along with a decorative cacao pod
stencil to enable home chefs to create their own individual works of art.
The microbiological dynamics in the three maturity stages of the cacao pods
evidenced the absence of LAB and the presence of MAB.
The discovery backs up previous hints that cacao might have been used long ago in Ecuador: ancient ceramics from the area decorated with pictures of cacao pods
have been found, while previous research that has shown that the upper Amazon is home to the greatest genetic diversity of Theobroma cacao - the cacao tree.
used today to produce chocolate have been gathered by humans for more than 5000 years, scientists say (AFP/File / SIA KAMBOU / MANILA BULLETIN)
(1) Farmers harvest cacao pods
from the trees and remove the pulpy beans inside.