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The Morphological Characteristics Of Cocoa Beans

Wuxi Huadong Cocoa Food Co., Ltd | Updated: Jul 26, 2017

              Cocoa beans (raw beans) containing water 5.58%, fat 50.29%, nitrogen-containing substances 14.19%, cocoa alkali 1.55%, other nitrogen-free substances 13.91%, starch 8.77%, crude fiber 4.93%, its ash contains phosphoric acid 40.4%, potassium 31.28%, magnesium oxide 16.22%. Cocoa beans also contain caffeine and other nerve center excitatory substances and tannins, tannins and chocolate color, incense, taste has a great relationship. Cocoa butter melting point close to the human body temperature, with the characteristics of the entrance, to maintain a certain degree of hardness at room temperature, and has a unique cocoa fragrance, high nutritional value, not easy to oxidize, is the main raw material for making chocolate. Cocoa cake can be made into cocoa powder, cocoa rich in carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamin B.Cocoa Bean

              Trunk: High up to 12 m, trees, branches broad, branchlets with brown pubescent. Trunk solid, leaves: alternate, elliptic, leathery, long $number cm, veins slightly stellate-hairy. Flowers: "Old stem flowers", flowers directly on trunk or primary branches, CA. 1.8 cm in diam. Calyx Pink, smelly. 5 deep cleft; Petals 5, proximally sunken into a helmet-shaped, distal spoon outward back-curled; staminal filaments basally connate into tubular, staminodes 5, linear, developing stamens $number, clustered into 1 groups, and staminodes Alternate.Cocoa Bean

              Seeds: Can be beans, a fruit containing 30-50 seeds, each seed with white gum outside, can be removed by fermentation. Seeds ovate, 2.5 cm long. The cocoa fruit is oval, the length is unequal, the seed is buried in the colloid flesh, usually $number grain, oval or oval, long 1.8~2.6cm, diameter 1~1.5cm, with white gum outside each seed, the gum on the seed surface can be removed by fermentation. Each seed or cacao bean consists of a swept leaf and embryo, surrounded by a skin outside. The Cotyledon color is from white to dark purple, different varieties of cotyledon color. Cocoa beans are bigger than coffee beans, flat as coffee beans, and dents in the middle are lighter than coffee beans.Cocoa Bean

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