Growing cocoa trees with an average amount of 4 to 8 meters and belong to the family evergreen plants. The origin of this is plant are regions of South America, and the fruit is commonly used for making powder and chocolate. The cocoa tree has a fruit with a shape of ellipse with a length of 30 centimes and weighing 500 grams. Pulp is used for making juice, of the fruit is make powder and cocoa butter, and you can eat the whole fruit.
Health Benefits from Cocoa
Protect the body from the effects of free radicals;
Reduces stress and depression;
Protect against heart disease and diseases of the blood vessels;
Protects against many cancers;
Excellent source of iron;
Regulate levels of blood sugar and cholesterol;
Encourages better memory and concentration;
Reduces the risk of heart attack;
Helps in regulating blood pressure.
Cocoa is an ingredient that contains more than 300 chemical substances with a positive effect on health. In its composition Cocoa is rich in antioxidants that are responsible for the overall health of the body. That contains the highest concentration of antioxidants than any other plant. These antioxidants include polyphenols, catechins and epicatechins.