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All about chocolate!

When we hear the word “chocolate”, we think of fragrant sweet tiles and anticipate the pleasure. Besides fun, it also brings benefits. Chocolate is rich in magnesium, iron and phenylanine, which causes the influx of feelings and activates the brain. And chocolate masks make the skin elastic and taut.

Victorious procession of sweet conqueror

Historians do not undertake to give an exact time of appearance of chocolate. Some say it was created 3000 years ago, others have called even earlier date. But about the most likely place of occurrence of the chocolate no differences. Most likely, the chocolate drink was first prepared on the Gulf of Mexico, where the Olmecs lived.

Linguists argue that for a thousand years before our era, in the language of the Olmec existed the word “kakava”, which was the predecessor of our modern “cocoa”. However, the Olmecs were not the only ones who cooked chocolate drink: at some point it began to do and Maya. From them, Continue reading

The influence of cocoa on the figure

Cocoa many familiar from the childhood, because his love to serve in kindergartens and schools. Remember faceted glass, beautiful color liquid, and the top… nasty film, which had to blow off to drink a sweet drink.

But it turns out that it is this feature of cocoa and appreciated in this extremely tasty beverage – air delicious foam. It is clear that the school cooks had neither the desire nor the skills to make a drink by all the rules of culinary art. But we can learn.

For a really delicious cocoa ahead, cocoa powder, sugar, water, milk and whisk (or mixer). First boil water and add in it sugar (to taste and optional) and cocoa, a good razbaltyvayas its rim. And at the end of the process add hot (!) milk, fat content preferably of 3.5%. If to do without halo, Continue reading

The drink of the gods

But did you know that if not for the resourcefulness of the British, then the whole world would never know what chocolate bars and would have continued to enjoy a drink in its almost original form? In 1846 Joseph fry was cast the world’s first chocolate bar, and that was the beginning of sunset divine drink. And today, few can boast of having had hot chocolate. Drink packets do not count! Talking about this drink of the gods.

He actually was considered so – the Olmecs, Maya and Aztecs cooked with strange notions of modern man is sacred beverage, drink which could only be elected. Cooked it so: cocoa beans were overcooked, was ground and mixed with cold water, adding chili pepper. Was truly atomic blend, this drink is not for everyone! The chocolate in his usual form became popular after the Europeans “slightly” perfected the recipe: hot pepper was replaced by sugar, and the drink began to warm up for better solubility of the ingredients. Continue reading

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