You already know about the favorite chocolate from children to elders, this chocolate was not made from today but thousands of years ago. Today, chocolate is eaten with great gusto all over the world. But do you know how chocolate originated?
The history of chocolate is about four thousand years old. According to reports, the history of chocolate dates back to ancient Mesoamerica. What we know today as Mexico. Cocoa plants were first discovered at this place. Cocoa was first given the form of chocolate by the people of Olmec culture. The Olmec is one of the oldest civilizations in Latin America. The people of this community used chocolate as medicine.
- The history of chocolate is about four thousand years old
- Cocoa was given the form of chocolate by the people of Olmec culture
- The Olmec community used chocolate as medicine
Who invented chocolate?
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Chocolate is made from the fruit of the cocoa tree. This fruit is found in Central and South America. Its fruits are called pods. In which 40 cocoa beans are found. To make cocoa beans, the beans are dried and roasted.
In the 15th century, the Aztecs used cocoa as currency. Cocoa is said to be a gift from the god Quetzalcoatl. At first the taste of chocolate was not sweet, at first it was a bitter drink. Which later became sweeter. With time it became famous in every corner of the world.
Reports suggest that the Olmecs were using cacao for ritual purposes at the same time that they used cacao.