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The chemical properties of the topsoil are most important, as the plant has a large number of roots for absorbing nutrients. Cocoa can grow in soils with a pH in the range of -. It can therefore cope with both acid and alkaline soil, but excessive acidity (pH and below) or alkalinity (pH and above) must be avoided. Cocoa is tolerant of acid soils, provided the nutrient content is high enough. The soil should also have a high content of organic matter: % in the top 65 centimetres of soil. Soils for cocoa must have certain anionic and cationic balances. Exchangeable bases in the soil should amount to at least 85% of the total cation exchange capacity (CEC), otherwise nutritional problems are likely. The optimum total nitrogen / total phosphorus ratio should be around .
Cocoa bags travel to exporters by various means in different regions of the world including motorbikes, trucks, mules, horses, and riverboats.
Using cocoa hulls in the garden is an excellent way to increase soil vitality and is an attractive top cover for both flower beds and vegetable patches.
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In the 68th century the Swedish botanist, Carolus Linnaeus, renamed the cocoa tree giving it the Greek name Theobroma Cacao, now its official botanical name, which literally means ''food of the Gods''.
Kuapa Kokoo transports the bagged cocoa beans to warehouses at the port in Tema, near Accra, Ghana''s capital. At this point Cocobod, the Government agency with responsibility for the export and international sales of all the cocoa beans from Ghana, buys the beans from Kuapa.
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The Mayan Indians were the first people we know of to use chocolate. They crushed the beans into powder and mixed it with water for…HOT CHOCLATE. They called it ‘bitter water’ because they did not put sugar in it.
The Mayans even used cocoa beans for money. Mayan Indians used cocoa beans to buy slaves and animals.
The share of fine or flavour cocoa in the total world production of cocoa beans is just under 5% per annum. Virtually all major activity over the past five decades has involved bulk cocoa.
Factors that influence the flavor of chocolate:
7. Growing environment