The Importance Of Chocolate

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Chocolate is one of the most popular and loved flavor in the world. Used in all forms in many delicacies such as desserts, brownies, cakes, eaten as bars, flavoring agents, beverage and many more. Chocolate is one of the largest selling foodstuff. “Kuch Meetha Hojaye” as Cadbury’s Tagline says, Chocolate today has replaced traditional sweet used in festivals, given as gifts and become part of day to day lives. Chocolate is long known to have a reputation of an aphrodisiac since beginning of civilization. Chocolate is known to contain phenylethylamine (PEA), which stimulates the same hormone your body releases during sex. It also sparks dopamine production in brain. Giving a satisfying and pleasurable feeling when eaten. That’s probably why the internet generates numerous references to the aphrodisiac power of chocolate or 'women’s preference for chocolate over sex'.…show more content…
Mayans were known to consume liquor made of chocolate known as ‘xocolatl’ since early as 1750 BCE. Coco beans were so dear to the Mayans that they used this as a currency at one point of time. The association of a goddess to this particular food explains the role chocolate played in the civilization. ‘Ixcacao’ a Mayan goddess of chocolate was one of the ancient fertility goddess. The word ‘coco’ originated from her name ‘cacao’ she was also revered as the goddess of abundance and protections. It was believed that it is because of this goddess that mayan’s would never suffer from hunger. Ixcacao also played a very important role in teaching agriculture, protecting harvest and also creation of mankind. The Legend of Chocolate

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