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Beverage Crops at Bukit Timah Core

August 30, 2011

Many different plants are used to make drinks but coffee and cocoa rank among the world’s favourite beverages. Coffee contains the alkaloid caffeine, which is a stimulant and diuretic. Coffee is made from the seeds of several African species of the genus Coffea. Found in the Gardens are Coffea liberica (Liberian Coffee), Coffea robusta (Robusta Coffee) and Theobroma cacao(cocoa).

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