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World Day of “Delicious Black Gold”

World Day of “Delicious Black Gold”
World Day of “Delicious Black Gold”

Who does not like chocolate? All chocolate lovers have to pay tribute to the raw material of this delight, that is why, cada July 7 of each year, the International Organization of Cocoa Producers and the French Academy of Master Chocolatiers and Confectioners They decided that Chocolate lovers and cocoa producers from all over the world join togetherieran to celebrate World Cocoa Day.

This tropical fruit has a history that dates back more than 3,000 years to ancient Mesoamerican civilizations, such as the Mayans and Aztecs, who considered cacao to be a divine gift. The word “cacao” comes from the Aztec term “cacahuatl,” and cacao beans were so highly valued that they were used as currency. According to legend, the cacao tree was the most beautiful in the Aztec paradise and was credited with providing universal wisdom and curing diseases.

The Mayans were the first to cultivate cocoa, and they consumed it as a bitter drink called rattle that could only be consumed by nobles and kings. Until 1502, Christopher Columbus and his entire expedition arrived in America. They were welcomed with weapons, fabrics and cocoa among other goods. Although Hernán Cortés was the one who sent the first shipment of cocoa to Spain in 1524 where it was transformed into what we know today as chocolate.

Cocoa and chocolate have left an indelible mark on global culture and gastronomy. From artisanal chocolate bars to gourmet desserts, cocoa continues to be a source of inspiration and delight. The growing demand for dark chocolate and single-origin cocoa products has led to a greater appreciation for the quality and diversity of cocoa.

There is a false belief that cocoa is bad for your health, probably due to the bad reputation that chocolate has due to the added sugars and high fat content of desserts that include it among their ingredients. Nothing could be further from the truth, cocoa has multiple beneficial properties for your health. Which does not give you the right to eat cocoa all day long! We already know each other!

Cocoa can help with one of the diseases of the 21st century, anxiety and depression. This fruit contains a precursor of serotonin, which regulates mood and heart rate. It also improves blood flow, which reduces the risk of suffering from thrombosis. Its antioxidant substances help prevent fat deposits, preventing and helping to regulate cholesterol and reduce inflammation. Now you know what to say when someone tells you that cocoa is not good for you. Keep this article in a safe place for when the time comes.

He World Cocoa Day It’s an occasion to celebrate the rich history and global impact of cocoa. It’s a time to recognize the millions of farmers and workers who make it possible for us to enjoy chocolate. As we celebrate this day, we remember that every piece of chocolate is not only a delight to the palate, but also a symbol of well-being. Happy World Cocoa Day!

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