In Greek Theo- Broma – god food
In Aztec and Mayan cultures cacao beans were used as currency
An average American consumes 10 pounds of it!! ( about 4.5 kilograms )
Cacao flowers are pollinated by flies called midges in the wild.
In the US botanic gardens, the flowers are hand pollinated by rubbing flowers from one cacao tree on those of another tree !
The tree is big! Therefore it is called a chocolate tree – not a Plant !