Difference between Cacao and Cocoa




Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the Difference between Cacao and Cocoa. Comparison and Differences.

Cacao beans when fresh are wet and covered in a sweet and slimy fruit flesh. They can be eaten raw straight out of the pods but are very bitter, similar to coffee beans. Once the ripe pods are harvested they’re opened to extract the beans and left to dry. The processing of these beans determines if the final product is cacao or cocoa. Cocoa and cacao differ in nutrition, depth of flavour and cost. Cocoa is darker than cacao.

Difference between Cacao and Cocoa

S.No. Cacao Cocoa
1 Aids in weight loss. Has low levels of Cacao.
2 Promotes healthy skin. It is processed.
3 High in antioxidant. Heat refined
4 Has mood enhancing powers. Is stripped of nutrients
5 Contains essential vitamins and minerals. Often contain sugar, milk, fat, hydrogenated oils, and artificial flavorings.
6 Improves brain functions, quells headaches and promotes heart health. May cause weight gain !!.

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