Denis Cyplenkov picks Cacao Pods / Cocoa Fruits

Strong shoulders are important for armwrestling. Maybe Denis was making his warm-up for a serious exercise, or he was just having fun. 🙂

” The cocoa bean, also cacao bean or simply cocoa or cacao, is the dried and fully fermented fatty seed of Theobroma cacao, from which cocoa solids and cocoa butter are extracted. They are the basis of chocolate, as well as many Mesoamerican foods such as mole sauce and tejate.

A cocoa pod (fruit) has a rough and leathery rind about 2 cm (0.79 in) to 3 cm (1.2 in) thick (this varies with the origin and variety of pod). It is filled with sweet, mucilaginous pulp (called ‘baba de cacao’ in South America) with a lemonade like taste enclosing 30 to 50 large seeds that are fairly soft and a pale lavender to dark brownish purple color. Due to heat buildup in the fermentation process, cacao beans lose most of the purplish hue and become mostly brown in color, with an adhered skin which includes the dried remains of the fruity pulp. This skin is released easily after roasting by winnowing. White seeds are found in some rare varieties, usually mixed with purples, and are considered of higher value. Historically, white cacao was cultivated by the Rama people of Nicaragua. ”

Source: Cocoa bean ► wikipedia.org

Cacao Pods which have inside Cacao Beans / Cocoa Beans │ Photo Source: Trec Nutrition. Sports Nutrition
Cacao Pods which have inside Cacao Beans / Cocoa Beans │ Photo Source: Trec Nutrition. Sports Nutrition
Denis Cyplenkov with a guy on his shoulders who picks Cacao Pods / Cacao Beans / Cocoa Beans │ Photo Source: Trec Nutrition. Sports Nutrition
Denis Cyplenkov with a guy on his shoulders who picks Cacao Pods / Cacao Beans / Cocoa Beans │ Photo Source: Trec Nutrition. Sports Nutrition
Denis Cyplenkov with a guy on his shoulders who picks Cacao Pods / Cacao Beans / Cocoa Beans, a beautiful lady holding a Cacao Bean / Cocoa Bean  │ Photo Source: Trec Nutrition. Sports Nutrition
Denis Cyplenkov with a guy on his shoulders who picks Cacao Pods / Cacao Beans / Cocoa Beans, a beautiful lady holding a Cacao Bean / Cocoa Bean │ Photo Source: Trec Nutrition. Sports Nutrition

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