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Brief History of Cacao In Indonesia

Brief History of Cacao In Indonesia

History of Cacao in Indonesia The chocolate we enjoy daily has an exciting history to explore, especially in Indonesia. Chocolate is a processed food product made from fermented cocoa fruit seeds and sugar (before sugar is added, the processed cacao is called cocoa liquor or cacao mass); the cacao tree (Theobroma Cacao) is a tree originating from tropical forests stretching from the North Amazon to Central America, it was cultivated approximately 5000 years ago by the Olmecs (Mesoamerica civilization). Olmecs Colossal Head The heads date from at least 900 BC and are a distinctive feature of the Olmec civilization of...

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Geremia Verdacchi
How Big Cacao is Exploiting People and The Environment

How Big Cacao is Exploiting People and The Environment

With the global chocolate market forecasted to grow from $130 billion in 2020 to $178 billion dollars in 2027, large industrial corporations like Nestle, Hershey and Mars continue to stoop lower and lower with their practices to keep up with demand.    Cacao Pods Primo False Promises In 2001, Mars, Nestle and Hershey signed an agreement pledging to eliminate any form of child labour2 from their suppliers and to completely stop buying any cacao harvested by children. More than two decades have passed. Yet most of the chocolate you buy from these large companies still start with child labour. The largest chocolate...

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Prastiko D
Compound Chocolate or Couverture Chocolate?

Compound Chocolate or Couverture Chocolate?

Compound VS Couverture Let's have a look at what they're made of. Compound is created from cocoa powder and vegetable fats, whereas Couverture is formed from cocoa butter and cocoa mass. What exactly does this imply? It simply implies that Couverture Chocolate is the genuine article - in its most natural state. As a result, amongst the two chocolates, Couverture Chocolate is the healthier option. Cocoa butter aids in anti-aging and skin health, as well as combating renal issues and preventing heart disorders. Because compound chocolate is derived from vegetable fats, it contains trans fatty acids, which are potentially harmful...

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Gusde Verdacchi
Simple Dark Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Simple Dark Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Chocolate ganache is made by combining chocolate and heated cream in a 1:1 ratio. Ganache is a culinary staple that is stirred until smooth, silky, and shining. It's not only simple and quick, but it's also really adaptable. Chocolate ganache can be used as a filling, dip, spread, icing, topping, or cake layer.   Learn how to use our dark chocolate to its full potential Ingredients : Milk / Cream Dark Chocolate ( 80% preferably) Instructions: Melt your chopped chocolate in a double boiler over low heat. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon until the chocolate is completely melted. Add...

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