Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Earliest Chocolate Drink Found..

Residents of Central America were enjoying chocolate drinks more than 3,000 years ago, some 500 years earlier than previously thought, new research shows. Archaeologists studying the remains of pottery used in the lower Ulua Valley in northern Honduras about 1100 B.C. report finding residue that contained theobromine, which occurs only in cacao plant, the source for chocolate. The style of pottery indicates cacao was served at important ceremonies to mark weddings and births, according to the National Academy of Science.

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