Chocolate is one of the best-loved foods in the world. In recent years we have come to realise that in its raw form it is extremely beneficial to our health. Theobroma cacao is a small, evergreen tree that thrives in tropical climates, mostly in South America. Its fruit provides Cacao (also known as Cocoa), the basic material used in the production of chocolate. Although processed chocolate is high in fat and sugar, Cacao itself is nothing short of a superfood.