Cocoa Products

Cocoa is a commercial plantation crop. The seeds of cocoa fruit, yield flavored cocoa powder on fermentation. Cocoa is hardly grown as a mono crop. Its imminent capacity to share the alley spaces of tall growing Coconut and Arecanut palms and its combining ability with the microclimatic conditions available in such perennial gardens helps its cultivation in utilizing such areas without exacting for an independent growing climate of its own. In any groves of tall growing palms where 40-50% sunlight penetration is possible, cocoa stands first to absorb such solar energy, remaining symbiotic to the main crop and generating additional income as well, besides helping the amelioration of the soil conditions making beneficial not only for its own growth but also for the benefit of the main crop under which it takes its shelter.
Varieties:
Cocoa Beans, Cocoa powder of coating sugar, Cocoa shells husks skins and Cocoa butter fat & oil.
Areas of Cultivation:
Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
India Facts and Figures :
The country has exported 32,633.58 MT of Cocoa products to the world for the worth of Rs. 1,266.99 crores during the year of 2015-16.
Major Export Destinations (2015-16) : United States, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Korea Republic and China P RP during the same period.