The price of a bag of cocoa in Ghana keeps fluctuating due to several factors. In this guide, we are going to give you the current price of cocoa in Ghana and other relevant information.
Cocoa is a powdery food substance obtained from the roasting, husking and drying of cocoa beans. The cocoa beans contain sweet pulp with many seeds within.
It is a well-known fruit widely used in the country and beyond to make a variety of products for consumption. Some of these products include chocolate bars, beverages, spread, cocoa butter for the skin among others.
Cocoa was first introduced into the country by Tetteh Quarshie in 1878 when he came back from Fernando Po an island in Equitorial Guinea to Ghana, precisely his farm in Mampong Akwapem in the Eastern part of the country. Tetteh Quarshie was a blacksmith by then.
From that time on, Ghana has been in the cocoa production business and is now one of the country’s main source of income. In 2019 and 2020, Ghana produced approximately 800,000 tons of cocoa beans.
Cocoa has a number of interesting benefits to the human body. Even though cocoa has been a household name for a long time now, we may not have immediately realized the interesting benefits we can derive from it. Below we can find some of the benefits of cocoa :
Cocoa can be used as an expectorant to decongest the lungs of mucus.
It can also be used to cure liver, kidney and bladder disorders as well as diabetes.
According to a study, cocoa helps to bring down blood pressure levels. This is possible because cocoa contains antioxidants that allows nitric oxide to be produced, which in turn relaxes blood vessels. When blood vessels are relaxed, there will be free movement of blood through them. Blood vessel disorders can also be resolved.
Cocoa is also made up of phytochemicals and flavonoids and zinc. A study shows that flavanol contributes to keeping our brains healthy. Another interesting thing about flavonoids is that they can help prevent cell damage and stop the formation of blood clots that can cause harm to the body.
Cocoa Price in Ghana 2021.
Currently, the price of cocoa has been increased and it sells at 10,560 Ghana cedis for every metric ton. A bag of cocoa, therefore, is priced at 660 Ghana cedis.
Contact the Ghana CocoBoard for more information about the pricing of cocoa in Gh