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Cocoa bean: Quiz


Question 1: Chocolate and cocoa contain a high level of ________, specifically epicatechin, which may have beneficial cardiovascular effects on health.

Question 2: However, chocolate and cocoa contain a high level of xanthines, specifically theobromine and to a much lesser extent ________, that are detrimental to the health of many animals, including dogs and cats.

Question 3: "Cocoa" can often also refer to the drink commonly known as ________;[3] to cocoa powder, the dry powder made by grinding cocoa seeds and removing the cocoa butter from the dark, bitter cocoa solids; or to a mixture of cocoa powder and cocoa butter.
FudgeTheobroma cacaoHot chocolateCocoa bean

Question 4: [9][10][11] The ingestion of flavonol-rich cocoa is associated with acute elevation of circulating ________, enhanced flow-mediated vasodilation, and augmented microcirculation.
Hydrogen sulfideCarbon monoxideNitrous oxideNitric oxide

Question 5: If sweating is interrupted, the resulting cocoa may be ruined; if underdone the cocoa seed maintains a flavor similar to raw ________ and becomes susceptible to mildew.

Question 6: [2] Historically, white cacao was cultivated by the Rama people of ________.
NicaraguaMexicoPhilippinesUnited States

Question 7: [6] They also introduced the cacao tree into the West Indies and the ________.
Papua New GuineaUnited StatesPhilippinesEast Timor

Question 8: It may have been introduced into Central America by the ancient Maya, and cultivated in Mexico by the Olmecs, then by the Toltecs and later by the ________.
AztecInca EmpirePre-Columbian eraMesoamerican chronology

Question 9: When the pods ripen, they are harvested from the trunks and branches of the Cocoa tree with a curved ________ on a long pole.

Question 10: They are the basis of chocolate, as well as many ________ foods such as mole sauce and tejate.
Maya civilizationTakalik AbajMesoamericaMesoamerican chronology


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