The Cacao tree is a small tree in the family Sterculiaceae, which origininates from South America, but is now grown all over the world in tropical regions. The photos in this gallery show a cacao tree plantation in Malaysia's state of Perak. The fruits of the cacao tree, also called cocoa pods, are oval, 15-30cm long and 8-10cm wide. The pod contains 20 to 60 seeds, also called cocoa beans, embedded in a sweet, eatable white pulp. Each seed contains a significant amount of fat (40-50% as cocoa butter).
01 Cocoa trees 02 Cocoa fruit 03 Cocoa tree 04 Cocoa tree and fruits 05 Cocoa fruit 06 Cocoa fruit
07 Cocoa fruit 08 Cocoa tree and fruits 09 Cocoa fruits hanging from the tree 10 Cocoa fruit 11 Cocoa fruits 12 Cocoa fruits
13 Cocoa fruit 14 Cocoa fruits hanging from tree 15 Cocoa tree and fruits 16 Cocoa trees 17 Cocoa fruits 18 Cocoa fruits
19 Cocoa tree 20 Ripe cocoa fruits 21 Ripe cocoa fruits 22 Cocoa fruit and flesh 23 Cocoa fruit and flesh
24 Cocoa fruit flesh and beans 25 Cocoa fruit and beans 26 Cocoa fruit flesh and beans 27 Cocoa fruit and beans
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