Chocolate Has a New Origin Story

KjtwutzrgbajyeujgrgbHumans, as a new paper published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution shows, have been consuming chocolate for a very long time.

’New archaeological evidence suggests humans were cultivating and consuming cacao—the crop from which chocolate is produced—as long as 5,300 years ago, which is 1,500 years earlier than previously thought. What’s more, cacao was initially domesticated in the equatorial regions of South America, and not Central America.…’

Via Gizmodo