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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.


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


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 powder is made from the cocoa bean, which is fermented, dried, and ground into paste.
This study was carried out to evaluate the antibacterial properties of the crude cocoa beans extracts by means of Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion susceptibility test.
Cocoa beans contain zinc which helps to produce the "feelgood" brain chemicals serotonin and dopamine.
Due to technological advancements and change in lifestyles and cultures, cocoa beans are used for wide range of applications.
A govern- ment representative explains: "The goal is to process at least 50% of cocoa beans [in country] by 2020.
The benefits of cocoa butter, which is extracted from cocoa beans during processing (what remains of the beans becomes cocoa powder) on skin are well (http://womanitely.
Although he had tried out his own processes by breaking up roasted cocoa beans with a pestle, John Cadbury did not become a manufacturer until 1831 when he rented a warehouse in Crooked Lane and began experimenting in the making of cocoa and chocolate on a larger scale.
The researchers will study in more detail the effects of roasting on the flavor of freshly picked cocoa beans.
Among the problems is the high content of cocoa beans which were not fermented, insect contamination, defective seed content, and quality instability [13,16,17].
An agriculture research group in Central Africa is developing a new type of tree that can produce up to seven times more cocoa beans than regular trees.
The main flavan-3-ol is (-)-epicatechin and makes up 35% of the polyphenol content in the cocoa beans [1].
JoEuo Jose carrying basket of cocoa beans past drying racks