El cacao


Chocolate was born in Mexico where it has been drunk since pre-Hispanic times, with the conquest it traveled to Europe and from there to the whole world.

According to legend, chocolate was born in the following way ...

Quetzalcóatl gave the Toltecs the cocoa beans, so that his people would be well fed and in that way they could be studious, wise, artists and artisans.

Quetzalcóatl stole the cacao tree from paradise where the gods lived and planted the little bush in Tula. After he planted it, he asked Tláloc to send rain to the ground so that the plant could feed and grow.

Then he went to visit Xochiquetzal, goddess of love and beauty, and asked him to give the tree beautiful flowers. Over time the plant flourished and produced cocoa fruits.

This is the legend that is told about the origin of cocoa in Mexico, a fruit that until now continues to be highly valued throughout the world.



Cocoa comes from a fruit of tropical origin that is born from the cocoa tree, a small tree that grows in tropical environments.

The origin of the cocoa tree is found in Tabasco, Campeche and Chiapas, on the Pacific coast and practically in all the areas where the Mayan culture developed.


SOURCE: https://www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx/chocolate-historia-y-leyenda.html