Day 93

Hi Everybody!

Yesterday I got this little muffin as a present for my birthday -thanks Dani!-.

I gotta say that one of the things that I like the most is chocolate, I’m completely mad about it, if there are chocolates on the table, I can eat them all without a trouble, sometimes I can’t even control myself to stop eating them.

I’ve been reading a bit about chocolate, and found out lots of interesting I didn’t know about them:

The word chocolate comes from the Aztec word, “cacahuatl” or “xocolatl”, which means “bitter water”. Chocolate is extracted from Cocoa Beans. It was Cacao originally but changed to Cocoa as a result of constant misspelling. Chocolate is extracted from Cocoa Beans, they come from a tree named “Theobroma Cacao”; which means “foods for the gods” in greek.

These trees need warm and moist weathers to grow. They are evergreen and never stop blooming.

About 600.000 tons of cocoa beans are consumed annually; people spend more than 20 billion dollars in chocolates.

The Mayans used to drink liquid chocolate to celebrate important events such as engagements, baptism and weddings. They also used the cocoa beans as a currency.

Chocolate releases serotonin, the hormone that makes people feel happy and relaxed. It can be lethal for people if they consume more than 22 pounds.

The first to create and export the chocolate products were the Mexican nuns who used them as a fund-raiser for their convent in 1700s.

American chocolate manufacturers use 1.5 billion pounds of milk, which is only surpassed by the cheese and ice cream industries. In fact, the Americans are also responsible for eating half of the world’s chocolate products, consuming around 2.8 billion pounds of chocolates each year, or over 11 pounds per person.

Chocolates are a great source of quick energy.

Exif Data:Nikon D5000 ; lens:  Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55; 32 mm, ISO 160; f/4,8 ; 1/60 s.

Feel free to leave feedback, critiques or suggestions.

Regards.

Hola a todos!

Ayer recibí éste muffin como regalo de cumpleaños -Gracias Dani!-

Tengo que admitir que una de las cosas que más me gusta son los chocolates, no puedo controlarme cuando hay chocolates al frente y no paro de comer.

He leido un poco sobre el chocolate, y encontré algunos datos interesantes que no sabía sobreellos:

La palabra chocolate viene del la palabra azteca “cacahuatl” o “xocolatl”, que significa “Agua amarga”. El chocolate e extrae de los granos de cocoa, que vienen del árbol de cacao cuyo nombre científico es “Theobroma Cacao”, en griego ésto significa Comida para los dioses”

Estos árboles necesitan climas húmedos y cálidos para crecer, siempre estan verdes y nunca paran de florecer.

Aproximadamente 600.000 toneladas de granos de cocoa se consumen en un año; la gente gasta más de 20 billones de dólares en chocolates.

Los mayas tomaban chocolate para conmemorar eventos importantes, tales como matrimonios, compromisos, bautizos y ahsta funerales. También usaban los granos de cocoa como dinero.

El chocolate produce serotonina, la hormona que hace que la gente se sienta feliz y relajada.

Puede ser letal si se consumen más de 22 libras.

La primeras en exportar productos de chocolate fueron monjas mexicanas, así recaudaban fondos para sus conventos en 1700.

Los productores de chocolate americanos usan 1.5 billones de libras de leche, es la tercera industria en consumo de éste elemento despues del queso y el helado.

Los americanos son responsables de comer la mitad de productos hechos con chocolate en todo el mundo, consumiendo alrededor de 2.8 billones de libras de chocolate cada año

Son una gran fuente de energía.

Quiero agradecerles por venir ayer y acompañarme en mi cumpleaños, de verdad me diero un gran día!

Y a todos, gracias por las llamadas y mensajes!!

Datos de la foto:Nikon D5000 ; lente: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55; 32 mm, ISO 160; f/4,8 ; 1/60 s.

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.

Saludos!

Pablo.

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6 thoughts on “Day 93

  1. My goodness, that cupcake looks scrumptious! And I agree with one of the above commenters that chocolate should be a food group of its own 😉 Brandon

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