Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) is a member of the Malvaceae, or Sterculiaceae, family. The seed, seed coat, cocoa powder, and butter can all be used for a variety of purposes. Cocoa plants can be found in tropical regions of the world.
Cocoa refers to the dried and slightly fermented fatty seed from the cacao tree. Cocoa can refer to cocoa butter and cocoa powder. It is most commonly known for chocolate. Cocoa is rich in flavonoids. Cocoa has a varitey of health benefits.
Cocoa is used in both topical and oral formulas as well as in the food industry.