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Cocoa Bean How To Grow

Wuxi Huadong Cocoa Food Co., Ltd | Updated: May 12, 2017

Cocoa beans (word: kekedou) also known as "cocoa child". Indus Branch evergreen tree The fruit of the cocoa tree, the flat seed of the long oval nut, the oil is 53% ~ 58%. Squeezed cocoa butter has a unique flavor and melting properties. Is the product of the cocoa tree. China began to introduce such trees in 1922. Cocoa is born in warm and humid climate and organic matter formed alluvial soil formed on the gentle slope, in the poor drainage and heavy clay or often affected by the typhoon is not suitable for the growth of the place.

Cocoa Bean Main value

Cocoa tree fruit with ornamental value. Seeds are the world's beverage raw materials, but also cocoa powder and "chocolate candy" the main raw material.

Cocoa Bean effect

Scientists have found that cocoa oleic acid, linoleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, protein, vitamins A, vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, vitamin D, vitamin E, minerals calcium, magnesium, copper, potassium, sodium , Iron, zinc; cellulose; polyphenols, including oligomeric flavonoid substances, which are mainly flavanols oligomers - proanthocyanidins and monomer catechins, and multimeric tannins; phenylethylamine, cocoa Alkali and so on. In addition, cocoa contains more than 500 kinds of aromatic substances, cocoa melting point of 35 ~ 37 ℃, taste and taste is memorable. I concluded that the study found that the cocoa has the following eight functions: to control appetite, beauty beauty, add to help "sex", enjoy the heart, concentrate, lipid-lowering care, clear mouth solid teeth, antioxidant life The

Cocoa Bean Cocoa tree life

Cocoa tree is evergreen tree species, its huge smooth leaves in childhood is red, mature after becoming green. At maturity, the artificial planting of cocoa trees is 15 to 25 feet high, but the wild cocoa tree has a height of up to 60 feet. The estimated life expectancy of the cocoa tree is still under speculation. It is generally believed that twenty-five years later, the economic role of a cocoa tree may be considered to the end, when it is suitable for re-planting the young cocoa tree to replace it.

Cocoa Bean Morphological characteristics

Cocoa Bean Trunk: up to 12 meters high, trees, branches wide, branchlets brownish pubescent. Trunk solid, lush crowns.

Cocoa Bean Leaves: alternate, oval, leathery, long 20 to 30 cm, veins slightly stellate hairy.

Cocoa Bean Flowers: "old stem flower", flowers directly on the trunk or main branches, about 1.8 cm in diameter; calyx pink, smell. 5 stamens 5, the lower part of the recessed into a helmet-shaped, the upper spoon-shaped outward rewinding; stamen filament base into a tube-like, degenerate stamens 5, linear, stamen 1 to 3 into a group, and degraded stamens alternate The

Seeds: that is cocoa beans; a fruit within 30-50 seeds, each seed with white glue outside, can be removed by fermentation. Cocoa Bean Seeds ovate, 2.5 cm long. Cocoa fruit was oval, ranging in length, seeds buried in the gum pulp, usually 30 to 40 tablets, oval or oval, length 1.8 ~ 2.6cm, diameter 1 ~ 1.5cm, each seed with white glue The gums on the surface of the seed can be removed by fermentation. Each seed or cocoa beans includes swept cotyledons and embryos, surrounded by seed coat. Cotyledons color from white to dark purple, different varieties of cotyledons different colors. Cocoa beans are larger than coffee beans, thinner than coffee beans, the middle of the dent than the shallow coffee beans, dent was wavy.



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