World Chocolate Day 2021 : Some amazing sweet facts about chocolate

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Learn With Sam brings to you a short video on the occasion of World Chocolate Day celebrated globally on July 7. The observance of World Chocolate Day dates back to 2009, and some suggest July 7 in particular celebrates the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550.

Chocolate comes from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia and grows in Mexico, Central America, and Northern South America. The earliest known documentation of using cacao seeds is from around 1100 BC.

Most people love chocolate. Besides the fact it tastes so good, there are some health benefits of chocolate. Chocolate increases serotonin and dopamine levels, which helps to boost the mood. Dark chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants, plus it helps to improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Here are some interesting facts about chocolates for you:
1. July 7 2021 marks 471 years since chocolate was introduced to Europe.
2. Nearly 70% of the worlds cocoa supply comes from Africa
3. Chocolate is the only edible substance to melt around 93◦ F, just below the human body temperature. That’s why chocolate melts so easily on your tongue.
4. It takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate.
5. The Aztecs loved and valued the cacao bean so highly that they used it as currency during the height of their civilization.

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