If you are into chocolate or a chocolate lover and would love to know more about it. Then you are on the right platform. A lot of unique recipes, a little history about how chocolate originates, how chocolate affects people today how they made urban legends, and future of chocolate.
Besides these obvious attributes of delicious recipes. But, where does chocolate come from? What is the Origin of Cocoa? Does Chocolate Grow on Trees? Yes, actually it does. Chocolate is the processed form of the cacao bean which originates from the Theobroma cacao tree. It was discovered over 2000 years ago in Central American rainforests and grows mainly in South and Central American countries. Our legends speak how Quetzalcoatl stole the cocoa tree from paradise where all the gods lived and planted a small bush and soon some seeds for the cocoa plant came across. After that he decided to share this invigorating effect of cocoa to the human World.
The evergreen tree produces a fruit called cacao pods and inside are the seeds or beans which are dried and then processed to become chocolate. Now a thought arises why it feels earthy after consumption? Maybe because it lifts emotions and has many health benefits. Okay! True, but it also contains some flavonoids and chemicals such as amino acid called tryptophan that your brain uses to produce the neurotransmitter. Serotonin, which can increase feelings of overall happiness. Serotonin is the feel-good chemical and influences your mood, polyphenols which are known to reduce anxiety and depression, Theobromine is a mild stimulant present in a cacao, similar to caffeine and give you a boost of good energy,
Today’s people are using it for showering their love from this savoury sweets. Some want it as a beverage, others want it as bars. Measuring the exact effect of chocolate on our happiness can be difficult. But does it really matter? I think if it makes, you feel happy then go for it have as much as you want.
Barry callibaut and olam cocoa research and development chiefs foretells that they expect chocolate will exist but will less sugar and with all sorts of ingredients excluding sugar. Since the diabetes rates have increased gradually from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5% in 2014 and in 2000-2016 it rapidly increased by 5%. In 2016, it is estimated that 1.6million deaths were directly caused by diabetes. To reduce the impact on global diabetes rates Choco industry need to take a stand ahead towards for the society where every generation from 2-year kid to 80s-90s people have strong emotions towards it.