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Is cacao vegan?

Cacao is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is cacao?

Cacao, also known as the food of the gods, is a plant that produces cocoa beans, which are used to make chocolate and other confections. Cacao has a rich history, dating back to the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica, who considered it a sacred plant. Today, cacao is widely cultivated in tropical regions around the world, and is prized for its rich, complex flavor and health benefits. Cacao is packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, and other nutrients that can help protect against disease and promote overall well-being. Whether enjoyed as a treat or used in cooking and baking, cacao is a versatile ingredient that adds depth and richness to any dish.

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