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National Dark Chocolate Day 2019

February 1

1. Chocolate was originally a fermented beverage

Believed by the Aztecs to be a gift from Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom, chocolate was originally a fermented beverage that gave the drinker strength.

2. Chocolate gets its name from the Aztecs

Chocolate is derived from the Aztec language of Nahuatl word “chocolātl” which means “bitter drink.”

3. Dark chocolate is a potential superfood

Thanks to its high percentage of cocoa and lower amounts of sugar and milk, dark chocolate’s health benefits have made it a potential superfood.

4. Africa provides most of the world’s cocoa

About two-thirds of cocoa in the world is produced in Western Africa with the Ivory Coast being the largest source of the crop.

5. Americans consume 2.8 billion pounds per year

That’s over 11 pounds per person.

Source: Nation Today at https://nationaltoday.com/national-dark-chocolate-day/


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