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20 Things You Didn’t Know About … Chocolate

by Bill Hayes

Discover magazine looks at 20 Things You Didn’t Know About … Chocolate.

4. Analysis of ancient and modern T. cacao DNA confirmed the shrubby tree was first domesticated in that upper Amazon basin region.

5. As it spread north, chocolate became a luxury commodity worthy of tribute to the gods for the Aztec, Maya and other Mesoamerican civilizations. [more]