Photographer's Note

Only a few days left for Cuban pictures and what to show? According to the TE motto, I would like to show something that was very interesting for me. I have seen the plantations of coffee, cashew nuts, tea, many spices, like pepper or vanilla, but for the first time I was on the plantation of cacao. On the main picture you see the fruits of cacao. Its seeds, cacao beans, are used to make cacao mass, cacao powder, and chocolate. The flowers are produced in clusters directly on the trunk and older branches; this is known as cauliflory. The fruits can be red, yellow and green.
In the workshop picture you can see how it looks inside. On the other, the man displaying the local products. The balls of the cacao powder, cacao butter in small wooden containers, the beans. You can see also Cucurucho - a local delicacy of the city of Baracoa. Wrapped in a cone-shaped palm leaf, it is a mix of coconut, sugar and other ingredients such as orange, guava and pineapple.
I hope you find it interesting.

Big beta picture

Local products
Inside the cacao fruit.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13595 W: 141 N: 35239] (158826)
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