Cacao, or Cocoa, is an evergreen tree, which grows naturally in tropical climates around the world. Its fruit, the Cacao bean, is well-known as the basic ingredient in chocolate. It has for centuries been central to diets in its native areas. The beans are rich in a number of essential minerals including magnesium, sulfur, calcium and iron, which are necessary for the proper function of major organs. Cacao beans are delicious when consumed as a snack, or even combined with your favourite meals. Experiment to find your perfect combination.