Cacao Fruit

This is a near ripe Cacao Fruit. The outside is really hard. Inside the fruit is the Cacao seeds that are used to create chocolate. Around the seeds is a white flesh. It is good to suck on. This is a tree in one of the many Cacao plantations in the Yorkin Community. They have will process the seeds and turn it into powder within their community. A cacao factory is being built through volunteers and corporate donations. The factory will be up and running in the 6 months. This will allow the community to sell the powder for double the price of dry seeds.

Location: Yorkin, Talamanca, Costa Rica.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 45.0mm
Aperture: f/5
Exposure Time: 0.0125s (1/80)

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