There is only one species of cacao used to make chocolate - theobroma cacao cacao, also t. cacao cacao. What we call criollo, forastero, trinitario, etc., are varieties of t. cacao. The phrase "jet black cocoa seed extract"…"
"The seed is the same as the bean. I've catalogued a little over 600 different varieties of theobroma cacao genetically - others may have different #'s depending on what they've done. There are companies making cocoa powder out of the…"
"I guess so . It is an ingredient in something and I had never heard of it and I thought it was not called a seed but a husk. But that is the bean and not the seed. I wonder how the the seed be different nutritionally then the bean. Also how many…"
"I bought some too and do not enjoy them. I see Brian says you can make chocolate out them. I wonder how one does that. I will have to read more on here to see if I can determine that or maybe Brian knows?"
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I was an exchange student in the south of France and was feeling quite lonely. I returned home to my host mother who was making a fantastic chcolate mousse and she had it all over her face. We enjoyed it thoroughly together! I was no longer lonely!
My favorite chocolate is:
Xocai Healthy Chocolate
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