Cocaine: Coca vs. Cocoa?

C. Richter richter at gpu.utcs.utoronto.ca
Sat Dec 26 10:57:22 EST 1992


In article <9212251903.AA21193 at net.bio.net> preissj at CLVAX1.CL.MSU.EDU ("J Preiss--Seq Anal") writes:
>And now for something completely different;  Cocaine!
>
>	I don't work in this area, so I figured a note to the net would be the
>easiest way to get an easy answer on this question raised by  recent
>discussions with a friend who is begrudgingly recovering from cocaine 
>adiction.
>
>What species is cocaine made from and what is the relationship of this plant
>to the plant that chocolate is made from?

Cocaine comes from coca (Erythroxylon coca) and chocolate comes from cacao
(Theobroma cacao).
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