Chocolate has been one of the most loved and treasured foods throughout history. The Chocolate Cacao Tree is the source of cocoa beans from which chocolate is made. In addition, the Chocolate Cacao Tree is a stunning tropical specimen that blooms fragrant flowers year-round, has deep green leaves that pivot toward the sun, and produces colorful seed pods that grow directly on the trunk.
The Chocolate Cacao Tree also provides benefits beyond chocolate. You can ferment the cocoa beans to make cocoa powder, which has multiple reported health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure and delivering powerful antioxidants. The beans can also be used to make cocoa butter, one of the richest natural skin moisturizers. All of this, plus chocolate, can be derived from this stunning specimen tree which is suited to growing outside in USDA Zones 9 to 11.