FUN FACTS ABOUT CHOCOLATE…

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There are so many weird and wonderful fun facts about chocolate, it’s difficult to know which to include and which to omit because of space considerations.

First of all, the Mayans used cacao beans as currency as they believed that they were more valuable than gold dust. They controlled the production of beans so that their currency wouldn’t depreciate in value.

White chocolate isn’t strictly speaking chocolate. We have been labouring under a misapprehension for many years. Chocolate has to contain cocoa solids, but white chocolate doesn’t have any in it. Instead, cocoa butter is used in the production of white chocolate.

Europeans are the biggest fans of chocolate, accounting for the consumption of nearly half of the chocolate that is produced globally.

Where was the biggest chocolate bar produced? In the UK; it was made by Thornton’s for its centenary. It was a record breaker, weighing 5,792.50 kilograms.

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THE IMPORTANCE of SPICES IN OUR LIFE…

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Spice has its own flavour and essence. They are always very important when taken as food or medicine. There are many spices we use for our cooking mainly cumin, black pepper, turmeric, and coriander seeds. Spices have several health benefits. Sometimes the spices are used as an antimicrobial property for infectious disease. Spices are used in food for their aroma and flavour. These spices are also taken to boil in water to extract their essence and used for drinking

Spices are also used for curing the ailments like fever, malaria, stomach aches, nausea, and many others. Spices are also used as natural food preservatives.

BENEFITS OF SPICES:

1.ANISE:it is used as an antispasmodic and antiseptic and for the treatment of cough, asthma, and bronchitis. Star anise is rich in antioxidants and vitamin A and C.

2. BLACK PEPPER-also known as the king of spices promotes weight loss, helps…

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