The Cacao Link Between Suriname, Curacao, Ceylon and Malaysia

Considering the arrival of experimental cacao in Ceylon in the first half of the 18th century, and taking into account the start of commercial cacao production in Suriname by the Dutch in the same period, it seems plausible that Dutch traders brought the cacao tree not from Venezuela but from some of the first Dutch cacao plantations in Suriname.

Read all about the underexposed cacao link between Suriname (through Curacao to Ceylon) and Malaysia in the article on bartalks.net: the missing Asia cacao link

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