Unique Vegetation and Trees

Amazon Jungle Plants and Trees

Rubber trees were unique to the Amazonian rainforest before they were illegally smuggled into Southeast Asia. Their place in history started in 1839 when the process of vulcanization was discovered. Yellow or white latex is tapped from the trees to make rubber, which is highly prized throughout the world for making tires, rubber hoses, bouncing balls, shoe soles, erasers, toys, hockey pucks, and so much more! CACAO PLANTS Raw cacao is one of the main ingredients of chocolate, and it provides natural energy and mental alertness in addition to its wonderful taste. Cacao, from which cocoa is made, contains more calcium than the milk of a cow and more iron than any other

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