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Theobroma cacao L. is the scientific name that receives the cocoa tree or cocoa tree, an evergreen plant of the Malvaceae family. Theobroma means, in Greek, “food of the gods.” The word cocoa is believed to come from the languages of the mixe-zoque family spoken by the ancient Olmecs, who were the first to cultivate such a plant in Mesoamerica. , "Kaj" means bitter and "Kab" means juice. Alternatively, some linguists propose the theory that in the course of time it went through several phonetic transformations that gave way to the word "cacaoatl", which later evolved to "cocoa"

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