The Role of Chemistry in History

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April 27th, 2008 · 8 Comments ·

 Introduction Chemical Composition  History affects Chocolate: Spread and Innovation Chocolate Affects History: Economics Chocolate Affects History: Health Benefits Chocolate Affects History: Pop Culture

Warning: This presentation may cause chocolate cravings

Chocolate is one of the most craved substances on Earth and has many different chemical qualities and claimed health benefits.

 Chocolate comes from the cocoa beans from the Theobroma cacao tree, which originates in South America.

There are approximately 300 different chemicals and compounds that make up chocolate, some of which are thought to have beneficial effects on the human body.

Chocolate’s popularity as a result of its chemical structure has affected history in a variety of ways.


Tags: Chocolate (Theobromine)