Chocolate

WHERE DOES CHOCOLATE COME FROM?

Chocolate comes from the Cacao tree, Theobroma Cacao, a small evergreen tree about 4 to 8 meters tall. It grows in humid climates with regular rainfall and good soil. Small clusters of flowers on the trunk are pollinated by a tiny fly, the fruit grows directly on the trunk of the tree. Cacao plantations can be mainly found in South America, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Africa and French plantations established in the Caribbean etc.

Each tree can produce up to 40 to 50 pods a year, these pods are ovoid in shape and contains between 20 to 60 seeds. About 300 to 600 seeds are required to produce 1kg of Cacao paste.

 

WHY IS CHOCOLATE GOOD FOR YOU?

  • Chocolate contains high quality polyphenol antioxidants, and potentially may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Cocoa and chocolate is rich in Magnesium and iron, both essential to general well-being.
  • Saturated fatty acid in chocolate, stearic acid doesn’t raise blood cholesterol levels.

When purchasing Debauve and Gallais Chocolates you are guaranteed a product of the highest quality using the best natural ingredients available.

When the cocoa seeds reach the House of Debauve and Gallais, a team of dedicated craftsmen transform the precious seeds into the most delicate and delicious chocolate.

 

DOES CHOCOLATE CONTAIN CAFFEINE?

The most noted active constituent is Theobromine, it is a compound similar to caffeine.