Where were cocoa beans first domesticated?

Answer 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 »

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When were dogs first domesticated?

Exact dates are uncertain, but it is estimated that dogs were first domesticated from wolves between 15,000 and 40,000 years ago in East Asia, according to researchers at the University of Californ... Read More »

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 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 do cocoa beans originate from?

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 »