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History of Chocolate: Where does chocolate come from?

By |2019-06-19T06:40:46-07:00June 21st, 2017|Food, South America, What|

History of chocolate: Cocoa pods grow right from the trunk of the cocoa tree! (Thanks World Cocoa Foundation) Chocolate comes from South America Chocolate comes from cocoa beans, which grew on trees in Central America and South America starting probably about 100 million years ago. Cocoa trees may have gotten their start on the [...]

How flowers reproduce – Plant Biology

By |2019-06-11T05:29:37-07:00May 30th, 2017|Biology|

Black-eyed Susan (the black in the middle is the seeds) - How flowers reproduce When did flowers evolve? The earliest flowers probably developed about 130 million years ago, in the Cretaceous period, as a way to attract newly evolved flying insects - mainly bees. When did bees evolve? The Cretaceous period All our [...]