Colors of GHANA: Brown

Littlefield, Holly
January 1999
Colors of Ghana;1999, p20
Ghana is one of the world's largest growers of cacao, which is Ghana's most important crop. Nearly one-fourth of the people in Ghana work to harvest it. Trees that produce cacao seeds grow in Ghana's tropical forests. Cacao trees grow to about twenty-five feet tall. Cacao trees produce seedpods that are about one foot long. Each pod is filled with many small cacao seeds. After these seeds are removed from their pods, seeds are covered with leaves and allowed to ferment. After seeds are dried in the sun, they can be used to make chocolate, cocoa, or cocoa butter.


Related Articles

  • GRENADA'S BROWN GOLD. Allen-Agostini, Lisa // Caribbean Beat;2009, Issue 98, p22 

    The article focuses on the harvest and process of cacao beans at the Belmont Estate in Saint Patrick in Grenada which are then sold to the Grenada Chocolate Co. Ltd. It says that the estate is owned by the nutmeg Nyack family who manages the processing of organic chocolate in traditional...

  • CHOCOLATE.  // Ebony;Apr1949, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p31 

    The article focuses on growing cocoa by Negro farmers in West Africa. Two out of every three Hershey bars, chocolate eclairs and fudge sundaes pass through these farmers in the shape of cocoa beans before they reach the bakery counter or soda fountain in the U.S. Negro farmers raise more...

  • HOT SCIENCE. Moulton, Cyrus // Discover;Sep2009, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p22 

    The article reports that the chocolate company Tcho is distributing portable flavor laboratories to Peruvian cacao farmers so that they can experiment with processing and fermentation to make higher-quality cacao beans and therefore charge a higher price. At the company’s factory in San...

  • CHOCOLATE'S DARK SIDE. Slomkowski, Kate // E: The Environmental Magazine;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p33 

    This article reports that both coffee and chocolate are derived from beans, and both are traditionally grown in the shady understory of tropical rainforests, sharing their homes with a plethora of wildlife. The history of cocoa bean harvesting has been dark. In 2001, the U.S. State Department...

  • Where Chocolate Grows on Trees. Kummer, Corby // Atlantic;Oct1995, Vol. 276 Issue 4, p110 

    The article discusses the cultivation of the cacao plant, its varieties, and uses. The author's visit to a cacao plantation in Venezuela is recounted, and the taste, texture, and smell of cacao products at various stages of processing are described. Cacao nibs are said to be particularly...

  • Soil fertility management practices of cocoa farmers in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Baah, Francis; Anchirinah, Vincent; Amon-Armah, Frederick // Agriculture & Biology Journal of North America;2011, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p173 

    rNational outputs of cocoa beans in Ghana has seen appreciable increases in the last six years due in part to pragmatic policies including the national control of pests and diseases on all cocoa farms, the increased use of fertilizers on farmers' farms and increase in the producer price paid to...

  • From Bean to Bar.  // Scholastic SuperScience;Feb2011, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p4 

    The article offers information on the processing of cacao beans into solid chocolate bars.

  • Chocolate, the Thinking Lover's Food. Stoner, Tammy // Just Out;2/5/2010, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p32 

    The article discusses chocolates from cacao beans wherein co-owner of Cacao, a Portland chocolate boutique, Aubrey Lindley, expresses that opening the first Cacao has been a way of wanting people to appreciate the great depth and variety of chocolates.

  • ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE. Kuhl, Jackson // dig;Jan2007, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p26 

    The article deals with the history of chocolate along with the importance given by Mayan traders to cacao beans.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics