Cacao fruit



This impressive, highly ribbed, green, red or yellow fruit grows on the cocoa tree. There are a lot of cocoa beans inside the cocoa fruit. The dry cocoa been is used to make chocolate. But the cocoa beans and the pulp can also be eaten out of hand and that is a very tasty taste experience!

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Cocoa fruit has been eaten for over 5000 years. The Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés brought the first cocoa beans to Spain at the beginning of the sixteenth century. The cocoa tree is about 10 meters high and 50 years old. Each year about 30 to 40 fruits grow on the tree.


Cacao fruit

How to store

You can keep this fruit for 10-12 days at a temperature of 12 degrees. Make sure the fruit stays dry.

How to eat

Cut the pod all around and then break it open to reveal the white beans. You can eat these slimy white beans right away and they are delicious! The inner dark bean is used to make chocolate. You can ferment these or grind them into cocoa powder.


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