Modern chocolate still originates from the fruit of the cocoa tree. Cocoa trees thrive in tropical rainforests throughout the world. Ancient South American civilizations enjoyed the natural cocoa and benefited from its natural antioxidants. Spaniards introduced the cocoa to Europeans where they heat processed the beans, added sugar, milk, fillers and more, degrading the health benefits.
The flowers of the fruit are pollinated by an insect that lives in the rainforests. When modern growers removed the trees from the forest and planted them in opened fields, the results were terrible. In South Florida, it is not recommended to plant the trees due to the lack of rainforest, cooler weather and overall poor results of past attempts. The only way to get a fruit is to hand pollinate each flower.
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden’s fifth annual international Chocolate Festival was a great success. Every year there are more vendors and larger crowds. The event also includes coffee and tea. There were children’s events, smoothies at the tropical fruit pavilion, and many lectures. Whole Foods market sponsored a culinary tent with over a dozen top chefs cooking delicious chocolate treats.
Eat and share chocolate, get paid and earn a cruise according to people who flew in from all over the United States as well as many other countries this week. Life is good, especially if you eat and share an amazing patented cold pressed dark Belgium free trade chocolate, according to the three hundred or so people lined up at Pier 66 Hotel in Fort Lauderdale who were getting ready for their free cruise on the mega ship Oasis of the Seas. These hard working busy bees earned a cruise for their year of successful marketing XOCAI chocolate.
Chocolate, backed by thousands of research papers is considered a super food. XOCAI has the added benefit of being cold pressed, caffeine free, low in sugar, and is infused with healthy flax seed known to be good for the heart, pro biotic which aids in digestion and is found in yogurt, acai and blue berries great antioxidants, and more. The product line even has a meal replacement chocolate protein shake that is producing amazing results.
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Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden‘s 5th annual Chocolate Festival
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