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cocoa:

see cacaocacao
, tropical tree (Theobroma cacao) of the family Sterculiaceae (sterculia family), native to South America, where it was first domesticated and was highly prized by the Aztecs. It has been extensively cultivated in the Old World since the Spanish conquest.
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Cocoa,

city (1990 pop. 17,722), Brevard co., E Fla., on the Indian River (a lagoon), a segment of the Intracoastal Waterway; inc. 1895. It is a tourist and arts center in a region where citrus fruits are grown. An 8-mi (12.9 km) causeway leads from the city over Indian River to Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, and Cape Canaveral. Patrick Air Force Base is nearby.

cocoa

, cacao
a. a light to moderate brown colour
b. (as adjective): cocoa paint

Cocoa

Apple's programming interface (API) for the Mac desktop and iOS mobile operating systems. Mac OS X applications and iOS applications are generally programmed in Apple's Xcode development environment using the Objective-C programming language. Cocoa provides the framework for the Mac, and Cocoa Touch is the version for mobile devices. See Xcode, Mac OS X, iOS, Classic Environment, Carbon and application framework.
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Cocoa cake and powder produced as a result of the processing of cocoa beans have to a large extent been used within the country.
Oberparleiter and Ziegleder [9] have confirmed earlier findings by Hashim and Chaveron [7] and Cros and Jeanjean [8] by identifying Amadori compounds, the first intermediates of Maillard reaction in dried, unroasted cocoa beans.
The operation will create one of the largest cocoa beans traders worldwide, with a significant market position for beans grown in West Africa, in particular for non-standard (traceable and/or certified) beans, a fast-growing market trend.
Through the Cargill Cocoa Promise, the company is growing and sustaining cocoa farming communities while meeting the growing global demand for sustainable cocoa beans by focusing on three areas: training farmers, supporting farming communities and investing in the long-term sustainable production of cocoa.
The aroma of roasted cocoa beans comes from substances that individually smell like potato chips, cooked meat, peaches, raw beef fat, cooked cabbage, human sweat, cucumber, honey and other distinctly un-cocoa-like aromas.
Indeed, for centuries, the cocoa bean has been used for its therapeutic and nutritional properties and been exploited by many traditions and cultures.
For instance there are six relating directly to cocoa, such as ISO 2291:1980 on 'cocoa beans--determination of moisture content (routine method), as well as standards on cocoa beans cut tests, sampling cocoa beans, specifying cocoa beans, plus determining and quantifying the presence of cocoa butter equivalents.
The cocoa beans are bought through the Rainforest Alliance, which helps ensure that farmers receive living wages and that the beans are shade grown without damaging the surrounding rainforest.
In the early 16th century, Spanish explorers brought cocoa beans to Europe.
THIS is made with organic cocoa beans from Bolivia and sugar from the Philippines and the slabs come in four varieties - plain, milk, praline and cappuccino.
The boom can probably be credited to the positive health benefits of dark chocolate, which contains cocoa flavanols, natural compounds found in cocoa beans.
It was so precious they used cocoa beans as a currency as well as to make a sacred drink.