Theobroma cacao

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Theobroma cacao
Matadecacao.jpg
Cacao fruits on the tree
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Faimily: Malvaceae
Genus: Theobroma
Species: T. cacao
Binomial name
Theobroma cacao

Theobroma cacao an aa cacao tree an cocoa tree, is a smaa (4–8 m (13–26 ft) taw) evergreen tree in the faimily Malvaceae,[1] native tae the deep tropical regions o Central an Sooth Americae. Its seeds are uised tae mak cocoa pouder an chocolate.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Theobroma cacao". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  2. Pharmacognosy and Health Benefits of Cocoa Seeds, Cocoa Powder (Chocolate)