The name of cacao has its origin with the Mayas and Aztecs cultures in the region that is now Mexico as well as from regions of Colombia and Venezuela.
Cacao is a perennial crop for the wet tropic areas in all the oriental fringe of the Andes Mountains and regions of the Amazon Basin. Algarrobos Organicos del Peru works the cacao crops with farmers of the Yanesha Communities of Peru, found in the region of Pasco, in the Central Amazon. This crop is worked under a Nature Consortium agroforestry system, preparing the fields with organic material, putting seeds of many fruits, such as banana, yucca, pituco, papaya and pacay.
Cacao has been studied for several years, showing a high content of antioxidants; an important source of magnesium and sulfur and improving the metabolism of glucose. It contains phenyl ethylamine, which generates a happiness sensation.
Cacao Powder Milkshakes, beverage, desserts.
After pressing the cacao liquor for cacao butter, it is left a kind of "cacao cake". This pressed product block is brought to grinding area where finally the cacao powder is obtained.