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Cocoa composition

Useful and medicinal properties of cocoa

The history of cocoa

Long before Columbus first set foot on the shores of the New world, the cacao tree was worshipped by the Aztecs and

Mayans. They considered him a source of divine ambrosia had been granted by the God Quetzalcoatl. The consumption of beverages from cocoa was the privilege of the nobility and priests. Cocoa Indians had little in common with modern drink. The Aztecs loved the drink is salty, not sweet and knew different ways of preparing it for fun, for medicinal or ceremonial purposes.

The Aztecs believed a simple beverage made from cocoa is a powerful aphrodisiac and tonic

The Spanish conquerors did not initially tasted of cocoa, but when they learned to cook it it is not salty, and sweet, fully appreciated the amazing “Golden beans”. When Cortez returned to Spain, the bag filled with cocoa beans, Continue reading

Cocoa drink for weight loss

About the benefits of cocoa known by the American Indians long before Columbus. From the fruit of the cocoa made the drink chocolatl, which means “bitter water”. The Indians cocoa was considered a sacred plant, given to them by the gods. Europeans discovered cocoa in the first half of the XVI century.

First cocoa was in Spain, then it known in France. At first, the American beverage drank only members of Royal families, and only in the XVIII century it became widespread. Cacao was first cultivated in Africa. In Russia, the chocolate began to produce in the nineteenth century.

It should be noted the high value of cocoa as a product. Cocoa is a source of folic acid, iron, potassium and zinc. In addition, cocoa powder contains caffeine, theophylline and theobromine, which are excellent tonics. Cocoa also is included in the meal Kremlin diet. This diet is based on restricting Continue reading

Desserts semolina simple recipes

Semolina for dessert

Semolina is possible to prepare a lot of delicious desserts and cakes for tea . Sweet mannike with fruit and nuts, pudding, halva and easy soufflé. Dessert recipes from monkey invented many. You will definitely find something to your liking.

Cooked semolina – this is a great consistency for the cream. If porridge was a bit thicker than you need or

froze, so even better. This kind of jelly-like monkey ideal for casseroles, soufflés, and various sweet layers.

Sweet dish of semolina

Cake “Bird’s Milk”

For making proper cake you will need:

Egg 3 PCs

Butter or pastry margarine 130g

Soda slaked vinegar-1H.l.

Cocoa 2 tbsp

Flour stakan (250gr)

Preparation cream:

Butter 300gr

Salt 0.5 tsp

Sugar 2 tbsp

Milk 2 tbsp

Milled semolina

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