Definitions for "Cocoa beans"
Keywords:  theobroma, pod, chocolate, cacao, bean
the source of all chocolate and cocoa. Cocoa beans are found in the pods of the cacao tree. Theobroma cacao, an evergreen typically grown within 20° of the equator.
Seeds contained inside the pod like fruit (cabosse) of the Theobroma tree. Can only be found growing in the "cocoa belt" 20 degrees north and south of the equator.
Seeds from the pod of the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao), native to Amazon forests. The center of the cocoa bean is called the nib, from which chocolate is made.