Produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree, cocoa has been cultivated for at least three millennia. This food originated in Central and South America. It dates back to around 1100 BC when the Aztecs made it into a beverage known as Xocolātl or "bitter water" in English. It was not until the Industrial Revolution, when mechanical mills were used to squeeze out cocoa butter from cocoa beans, which is used to produce chocolate, that significant advances in the chocolate-making process occurred.
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