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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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Net his firm dried 26 metric tons of cocoa beans in just two days last November (traditional drying can take two weeks).
Advocates say the reduction in drying time could help boost Uganda's cocoa exports.
The technology's advocates say the plastic also kills mold and fungi more thoroughly, and thus makes it easier for Ugandan cocoa to meet European health requirements for imports.
In fact, the studies show that a cup of cocoa a day can reduce your chances of suffering from one of those diseases.
A new option is now available--low-carb cocoa that can soothe the sweet tooth within most of us.
Depending upon the type of cocoa and how it's prepared, a cup of hot chocolate is a sweet, delicious treat for kids or a cinnamon-spiced drink for sophisticated adults.
For a twist on this theme, host a Cocoa Chanel Festival and partner with a clothing retailer interested in holding a spring fashion show in the aisles of your store.
As long as you use skim or low-fat milk (and don't add whipped cream), the fat content of the cocoa powder is relatively unimportant because the amount you use is so small.
PRODUCT CALORIES FAT (g) Hot cocoa mixes (one packet, prepared with 6 oz water) Carnation or Nestle 110 1 Swiss Miss 110 3 Swiss Miss Lite 70 <1 Weight Watchers 60 0 Unsweetened cocoa powder (*) Hershey's (1 Tbsp), dry 18 <1 Hershey's (1 Tbsp), with 6 oz skim milk and 1 Tbsp sugar 128 <1 Ghirardelli (1 Tbsp), dry 15 1 Ghirardelli (1 Tbsp), with 6 oz skim milk and 1 Tbsp sugar 125 1 Chocolate drinks Nestle Quik chocolate (2 tsp powder), dry 72 1 Nestle Quik, with 6 oz skim milk 137 1 Bosco (2 Tbsp syrup) 85 <1 Bosco, with 6 oz skim milk 150 <1 (*) The labels of different brands suggest using different amounts of cocoa.