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Cacao

Basic information

Cocoa is a native species of America, probably native to Western Amazonia. In Peru, cacao is cultivated in the jungle of Loreto, San Martín, Ucayali, Huánuco, Junín, Pasco, Madre de Dios, Cusco and Ayacucho.

Seasonal availability

All year round.

Human health benefits

Cocoa contains phytosterols (especially beta-sitosterol) that block the absorption of dietary cholesterol. It also contains polyphenols, antioxidants that prevent atherosclerotic processes. Chocolate is a highly energetic or high-calorie food, so it is recommended in situations that require a concentrated energy intake, as in the case of athletes.

Cacao

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