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.

A village on the bank of Rio Pastaza in Peru. Two wild cacao populations were found and sampled near the upstream portion of the river.
A village on the bank of Rio Pastaza in Peru. Two wild cacao populations were found and sampled near the upstream portion of the river.
courtesy ARS