cocoa bean


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Nestlé previously launched chocolates made from Ruby cocoa beans, which achieves a natural pink color without any additives. Sarah Min, CBS News, "Nestlé launching new chocolate that ditches refined sugar," 16 July 2019 Guests also had the chance throughout the tour to sample chocolate in different stages of production: candied cocoa beans, chocolate nibs, cocoa liquor and xocolatl — which was sweeter and less spicy than its Chocolate Museum & Cafe counterpart. Kathleen Christiansen,, "World Chocolate Day: Chocolate Museum & Cafe and Chocolate Kingdom offer tours," 7 July 2019 For a metric ton of cocoa beans that would normally fetch $1,300, Tony’s pays an extra $520, or about $1,820. Washington Post, "Cocoa’s child laborers," 5 June 2019 After harvest, diverse microbes produce acids and other waste products, mostly in the gooey pulp that surrounds the raw cocoa beans. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "20 Things You Didn't Know About Chocolate," 20 Feb. 2019 Mulvihill says the chocolate comes from a unique ruby cocoa bean found in the Ivory Coast, Ecuador, and Brazil. Ann Trieger Kurland,, "The future of chocolate is pink," 24 June 2019 Who knew there are actual ruby cocoa beans in Ecuador, Brazil and the Ivory Coast, that remain pink when processed into confections? Pat Lenhoff, Lake County News-Sun, "Column: Loose Ends — the summer edition," 12 June 2019 For a metric ton of cocoa beans that would normally fetch $1,300, Tony's pays an extra $520, or about $1,820. Peter Whoriskey, Anchorage Daily News, "Much of the chocolate you buy starts with child labor," 6 June 2019 Instead, the oil helps preserve and accent the natural richness and depth of flavor found in the cocoa beans. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Thomas Keller thinks he perfected chocolate by adding this unusual ingredient | The Sacramento Bee," 6 May 2018

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cocoa bean

: the seed of a tropical tree (called the cacao) that is used in making cocoa, chocolate, and cocoa butter

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