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Theobromine, also known as xantheose, is the principal alkaloid of Theobroma cacao. Theobromine is a slightly water-soluble (330 mg/L) with a bitter taste. In industry, theobromine is used as an additive and precursor to some cosmetics. It is found in chocolate, as well as in a number of other foods, including the leaves of the tea plant, and the kola nut. It is white or colourless solid, but commercial samples can appear yellowish.   Wikipedia

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