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Cacao Bean Pod Theobroma cacao Commodity Summary
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Approved Name: Cacao Bean Pod 
Scientific Name(s): Theobroma cacao 
Common Name(s): cacao, cacao bean pod, cacaoeiro, cacaotero, cacaoyer, cacau, calabacillo, cocoa, echter kakaobaum, forastero, kakao, kakaopflanze, ├írbol del cacao 
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Related to/ Includes:  
  • 6 to 10 inches
  • Hard rind
  • 25 or more seeds surrounded by white, sweet, edible pulp
  • Seeds used to make chocolate
  • Tropical
Season Information: No Seasonal Information available
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