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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Perfect Happy Chocolate Hair

Chocolate Hair Spa Gift

Chocolate African hair treatment made with all natural yogurt, raw cacao powder, raw shea butter, grape seed oil and raw honey for extremely dry and damaged hair.

Cocoa powder hair mask can help to increase blood flow to the scalp and help to soften hair follicles. Cocoa powder, particularly cocoa powder with at least 72% cocoa delivers antioxidant power to your scalp because cocoa powder is rich in theobromine, which helps to reduce inflammation.

African cacao beans


Perfect Happy Chocolate Hair

Ingredients
1 cup high-quality plain yogurt
1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
2 tablespoons raw shea butter
2 teaspoons grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon raw honey

Directions
Mix all ingredients well, apply evenly to hair after washing with non-sulfate shampoo, massage in cream paying close attention to your ends, leave in for 5 minutes rinse well. For deep treatment cover hair with a plastic cap for 30 minutes. Rinse well for perfect happy chocolate hair.


Chocolate knowledge did you knows.

Cocoa beans are the principal ingredient of chocolate made from the cacao pod. The Cacao tree or Theobroma cacao is the source of cocoa beans, cocoa powder, cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, chocolate and so much more. 

The cacao tree grows wild in the forests of tropical regions but is also one of the tender trees of tropical growth. Cocoa has always grown in many parts of the African tropics. The making of cocoa power is a multi step process using large expensive machinery or made in your kitchen. 

Roasted cocoa beans become cocoa nibs after being peeled and crushed. Cocoa powder forms after pressing cocoa liquor that then separates from the cocoa butter, the remaining chunk is called cocoa cake that is then pulverized again and tempered to create cocoa powder. 

The powder should then be stored properly if it is to maintain its color and remain soft and in good quality. Did you know? Cocoa liquor, cocoa butter and sugar are the three major ingredients required to produce the various types of chocolate found throughout the world.

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Other links to articles abut African trees and nuts you will find thought provoking.

  1. Let’s learn all about the kola nut
  2. African cashew farmers
  3. Sweet and Savory Deep-Fried Peanut Snack
  4. Chocolate Industry Dirty Little Secret
  5. Shea Butter is a Staple of African Life
  6. Groundnuts and Peanuts Are Not the Same


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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