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Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.): fruiting and flowering branch with separate numbered sections of flowers, fruit and seed. Chromolithograph by P. Depannemaeker, c.1885, after B. Hoola van Nooten.

Berthe van Nooten. Hoola

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Credit: Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.): fruiting and flowering branch with separate numbered sections of flowers, fruit and seed. Chromolithograph by P. Depannemaeker, c.1885, after B. Hoola van Nooten. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Seeds of cacao are a source of chocolate, they contain the alkaloid theobromine and butter made from them has medicinal use.

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Theobroma cacao. Peint d'apres nature par Mme Berthe Hoola van Nooten, à Batavia. Chromolith: par P. Depannemaeker, à Ledeberg-lez-Gand, (Belgique)

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