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The cocoa bean is native to South America, and is mainly used to create chocolate. Botanically, it is known as Theobroma cacao. Theobroma means "food of the gods." The cocoa bean contains both caffeine and theobromine. Both are xanthines.
About 3,500,000 tons of cocoa beans are harvested annually. Around 70% of the crop today comes from Africa, 12% from the Americas, and 18% from Oceania, mostly Indonesia.