Where do cocoa beans originate from?

Answer Cocoa beans grow on cocoa trees (theobroma cacao), which are currently found in the basins of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers. Cocoa trees are thought to have originated in southeastern Mexico, but r... Read More »

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Where do cocoa beans originate?

The Olmec Indians were believed to be the first individuals to grow cocoa beans from 1500 B.C. to 400 B.C. in the Amazon basin, part of South America. Later the cocoa beans spread to Central Americ... Read More »

Where do cocoa beans come from?

Cocao beans are the seeds of the Theobroma cacao or cocoa tree, which is an evergreen tree that grows in the tropic region of the Americas. It grows primarily in the low foothills of the Andes Moun... Read More »

Where in the world are cocoa beans grown?

Cocoa beans grow on trees in the tropics. Cocoa trees require constant warm temperatures, lots of rain and shelter from sun and wind. They grow in South America, Central America, Africa and Asia. C... Read More »

Where were cocoa beans first domesticated?

Cocoa was first cultivated on the Mexican Gulf Coast by the Olmec Indians, as early as 1000 B.C. Cocoa beans became very important to the Mayans and Aztecs throughout Mesoamerica, and were even use... Read More »