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August 10, 2018

The Roots of Indonesian Cacao

Over the years, chocolate has become one of the most favorite delicacies across the globe. The cacao tree, as the main source of cacao beans, became a sought-after crop and hence, cultivated in different regions, particularly in the countries near the equator including Indonesia. Indonesian cocoa beans are classified into three categories: Criollo, Forastero, and Trinitario. Criollo – Recognized as the highest quality cocoa bean in the world, though it yields lower compared to other cocoa bean types. Forastero – The most commonly used variety of cocoa, making up 90% of the world’s production. Trinitario – Known as the finest […]
June 26, 2018

Cacao vs. Cocoa: What’s the Difference?

We all love chocolate – that’s simple. What’s not simple is finding out the difference between cacao and cocoa. A lot of people are still confused about this, thinking both are similar in terms of nature, texture, and contents. As it turns out, they are wrong. Let us break down the differences between both and discover how they affect your health. Physical form Cacao is raw and the purest form of chocolate available in the market since it’s the least processed compared to chocolate bars or cocoa powder. It’s also recognized for having the highest quantities of antioxidants, which are […]
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