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National Cocoa and Chocolate Day

Peru is the second largest producer of organic cocoa, last year its production reached a historic record of 108,000 tons and generated 9.9 million jobs, directly benefiting 90,000 families, and indirectly benefiting 450,000 people, mainly in the jungle.

Cocoa and Chocolate Day is celebrated on October 1st of each year, in adherence to the agreement reached in Berlin, Germany.  This day seeks to promote the consumption of cocoa and chocolate in Peru.

This day has been celebrated in Peru since 2001.

Some of the multiple benefits of Peruvian cocoa for health are

To obtain all its benefits it is very important that the chocolate has a minimum percentage of 50% cocoa.

  • It helps in the rejuvenation of the body, especially the skin, since it is rich in antioxidants, called flavonoids.
  • The substances extracted from cocoa protect against cardiovascular diseases and second heart attacks.
  • It has a high nutritional value, as it is composed of fiber, protein, manganese, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and potassium.
  • A small daily amount of cocoa-rich chocolate lowers bad cholesterol, blood pressure and the risk of heart disease.
  • It lifts the mood, as it contains endorphins and serotonin, while reducing the amount of cortisol. Its consumption is recommended for people with depression, anxiety and stress.

“Peru is the second largest producer of organic cocoa, last year its production reached a historic record with 108,000 tons and 9.9 million jobs were generated, directly benefiting 90,000 families, and indirectly 450,000 people, mainly in the jungle,” said the manager of the Peruvian Association of Cocoa Producers (APPCACAO), Luis Mendoza.

In many hotels in Cusco this day is celebrated sweetly with 70% cocoa chocolate bars or hot chocolate for breakfast.

The Mayu Hotel invites you to celebrate this day by enjoying a Cusco chocolate bar (with 70% cocoa).

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