Well could anyone ever imagine that chocolates existed even in ancient times, say around 2,500 years ago? At least not till date! However, archaeologists have claimed traces of chocolate have been found on a plate, which has been discovered from the Yucatan peninsula.
It has been stated that this has been for the first time that residues of the earliest chocolate have been traced out from a plate, instead of a cup. It is being supposed that the chocolate must have been used as a food seasoning or somewhat used as sauce.
Majority of the archaeologists believed that cacao beans and pods were usually used during the pre-Hispanic times as beverages. These were majorly made using two different techniques, one of which included crushing of the beans and mixing it with the liquid and the other one included fermentation of the pulp, which surrounds the beans in the pod.
These drinks have been supposed to be kept for special purposes or times.
Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History recent discovery about chocolate have highlighted as to how chocolate must have been used in the ancient Mexico.
Archaeologist Tomas Gallareta said, “There may be ancient roots for traditional dishes eaten in today's Mexico, such as mole, the chocolate-based sauce often served with meats”.
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