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Cacao, also known as chocolate fruit or Choco fruit, is a tropical fruit that is native to Central and South America. It is known for its small, round shape, and dark brown, slightly rough skin with a sweet, juicy, and chocolate-like flesh.
Cacao seasonality varies depending on where it is grown, but it is typically available all year round. How do I know when a Cacao Pod is ripe? When ordered from Dreamfruit, this fruit will come ripe, it will be slightly soft to the touch and have a pleasant, somewhat woody aroma. To store the fruit, it should be kept at room temperature until it is fully ripe, then can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
The Cocao pod is a unique tropical fruit that is prized for its sweet and juicy white beans within. With a delicate, mangosteen like flavour when the seed is sucked, it has a suprising coffee like flavour when it is crunched. It can be used in a variety of ways, including: fresh eating, cooking, and in beverages. When consumed fresh, the Cocao beans within the pod can be eaten as a snack or added to fruit salads for a sweet and juicy treat. In cooking, it can be used to add a sweet and chocolate-like flavour to dishes such as smoothies and desserts. When blended into juices, smoothies, or cocktails, the Cocao Pear provides a sweet and juicy flavour that is both hydrating and refreshing. Its delicate flavour and versatility make it a popular ingredient in tropical cuisine.
Cacao pods are a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B, and antioxidants. It also contains potassium, magnesium, and dietary fiber. Eating Cacao pear may also help with digestion, boost the immune system, and improve heart health. Additionally, Cacao pod contains high levels of flavonoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also low in calories, making it a great snack for weight management and overall health. The chocolate-like flavour of Cacao pear makes it a unique and delicious fruit to add to your diet.