Underneath the shiny wrapper, a chocolate bunny is a fermented food.
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Sauerkraut, sourdough, beer...and chocolate? They're all fermented foods that rely on microbes of various types to transform the flavor of their raw ingredients into something totally different.
Only 10%-20% of cacao flowers are pollinated.
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Entomologists wonder if the insects currently pollinating farmed cacao are the right ones for the task.
How did military conflict fit into the end of a mighty civilization?
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Grisly war trophies made from the heads of vanquished enemies certainly grab attention. But archaeologists are more interested in what they may tell about a tumultuous time of shifting political power.
Don't believe all the healthy hype.