Everything You Don't Know About Chocolate
Cacao farmers, who grow any kind of cacao and sell to industrial chocolate makers, have no incentive to grow quality beans.
Many cacao farmers live below the poverty line.
Direct trade of beans is a way to buy outside the regular system, and the farmers get paid more due to supplying select beans of better quality.
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Protein is not just found in meat. It is also found in grains and vegetables. And if you are getting enough calories, then you are getting enough protein.
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Beans come in many varieties and are excellent stand-ins for meat in certain recipes.
Cooking the beans yourself provides a better flavor and texture, but canned beans are also a good alternative as convenience food.
Grains have more protein than we think and also contains a host of other vital nutrients, especially when we eat them whole.
Some staple that fills a grain bowl is quinoa, Kamut, teff, millet, wild rice, buckwheat, cornmeal, and even pasta.