Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. 2,000 years ago the ancient cultures of Central America and Mexico discovered that chocolate can be produced from the seeds of the cocoa tree and in the 16th century chocolate was brought to Europe by Spanish conquistadors. Today chocolate is a popular desert. Moreover, it has been proved that moderate consumption of chocolate with a high cocoa percentage has beneficial health effects – it reduces risk of stroke and cardiovascular diseases, lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow. Learn more about chocolate, its history and production in this book.