Cocoa has captivated the world for hundreds of years as a big part of modern cuisine in the form of chocolate.
Cocoa has been reported to be a source of natural antioxidants with research showing its potential in immune regulation, reducing inflammation and diabetes control. It has also been vital in products and cosmetics which promote hair growth and skin repair.
According to a study undertaken by the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), the International Cocoa Organization has published a list of the 23 producing countries and share of their exports which can be classified as fine or flavour cocoa. The definition or classification of fine or flavour cocoa remains quite ambiguous, however, it is generally accepted to mean fruit which includes herbal, floral and wood notes. Of the 23 countries listed, seven are CARIFOUM states.