Tags » Cacao Beans

Main Products Derived from Cacao Beans

  • Fermented Dried Beans – After beans are collected from pods, they are fermented for at least 5 days and then dried. Raw cocoa has an astringent, unpleasant taste and flavor.
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Other Cacao Facts

Pie Science & Chocolate Genetics

Our very own Amy Rowat explains how to use science to bake a better pie, and geneticists look at the DNA of cacao beans to breed better chocolate beans. 17 more words

What We're Reading

Cacao Nibs:Even Better For You Than Dark Chocolate by Terri Coles

You’ve heard about the health benefits of dark chocolate, but did you know that you can benefit even more by eating the beans themselves, with less processing? 756 more words


The PDX Beat - Episode 21

In this episode, I chatted with Charley Wheelock, one-half of the dynamic duo behind Portland’s very own Woodblock Chocolate.

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Cashew & Cacao Bean Smoothie

During our recent Balinese sojourn we stayed in Penestanan, an area just on the outskirts of Ubud. Our house wasn’t accessible by car – to reach the area from the main road below we had to climb a long flight flight of stairs shadowed by tropical plants. 424 more words