New Cacao Flavors Found

Scientists from the USDA and Peruvian collaborators collected new cacao plants during a 2008/2009 trip to Peru that promise great new flavors for the chocolate industry.

During the 2008 collection trip, ARS researchers Gary Samuels, left, and Lyndel Meinhardt, center, and Peruvian plant pathologist Enrique Arevalo examine cacao leaves infected with witches' broom.
During the 2008 collection trip, ARS researchers Gary Samuels, left, and Lyndel Meinhardt, center, and Peruvian plant pathologist Enrique Arevalo, of the Instituto de Cultivos Tropicales in Peru, examine cacao leaves infected with witches' broom.
courtesy ARS