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    10 Different Types of Chocolate – Do You Know Them All?

    Let’s admit it – there is nothing like chocolate when it comes to its unique flavor and texture. While today we may conjure up images of sweet edibles when we think of chocolate, history shows us that chocolate has not always enjoyed the status of being a “luscious dessert”. Brief history of chocolate The origin […] More

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    18 Different Types of Lettuce – Can You Guess Them All?

    Brief history of lettuce Lettuce, also known as Lactuca sativa, is undoubtedly the world’s most popular salad plant. Its origin dates back to the ancient Middle East, where the god of fertility – murals of Min – cultivated its seeds around 2700 B.C. The fresh, green plant that features a thick stem and milky sap […] More

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    6 Types of Whiskey – Do You Know Them?

    Since its creation, whiskey has gained a reputation as being a drink for the tough. So, what exactly is whiskey and why is it so popular? Whiskey is a distilled alcohol which is usually made from grain mash. The different grains used to make whiskey include wheat, rye, corn, and barley. These gains can be […] More

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    50 Different Types of Nectarines

    Nectarines are a fuzzless variety of peach that grows from the same tree as a peach. Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not a cross between a peach and a plum. They originated in China over 2,000 years ago and were cultivated in ancient Greece, Rome, and Persia. “Nectarine” means “sweet as nectar,” referring to its […] More

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    10 Different Types of Nut Butter

    Despite the name, nut butters aren’t actually made from nuts nor do they contain butter. Most of the main products such as peanuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, pistachios, and macadamias aren’t actually nuts but are fruits and seeds. The only exception is the hazelnut. Culinarily speaking, though, all the abovementioned products are considered “nuts.” Aside from using them […] More

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    10 Different Types of Papaya (Plus Interesting Facts)

    Papaya is also known as papaw or pawpaw and is the fruit of the Carica Papaya tree. It originated from southern Mexico and neighboring Central America while it has been naturalized in the Caribbean Islands, Florida, some African countries, India, Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Hawaii. Christopher Columbus reputedly called papaya as the […] More

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    18 Different Types of Artichokes

    Artichoke is a variety of thistle and originated in the western and central Mediterranean. Homer and Hesiod mentioned it as a garden plant in the 8th century B.C. while the Saracens grew them in Granada and the Moors cultivated hem in North America during the Middle Ages. European immigrants introduced artichoke to the US in the […] More

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    5 Different Types of Fudge (by Cooking Method)

    The origin of fudge is uncertain but the first fudge ever sold took place in 1886 at a local Baltimore grocery store for 40 cents a pound. It is said that the fudge was first created when someone “fudged up” while making caramel. Others, on the other hand, say that a college lecturer in Virginia accidentally […] More

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    29 Different Types of Bread

    Bread is the most widely consumed food in the world and has been a staple food since the earliest times. There’s evidence from 30,000 years ago in Europe that the early man used starch extracts, possibly from the roots of cattails and ferns, to make flatbread. The Neolithic man around 10,000 B.C. discovered agriculture and […] More

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    28 Different Types of Cherries

    Cherries are flowering plants that belong to the Rosaceae family. They originated in Europe, Asia and northern parts of Africa and can be found in temperate regions around the world but can’t be cultivated in tropical areas. A cherry tree can produce around 7,000 cherries per year but will only start yielding fruits three to four years […] More

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    26 Different Types of Coffee Beans

    Coffee beans are actually fruit seeds found inside bright red berries. The legend goes that 9th-century shepherds noticed that goats seemed to dance after consuming coffee berries. A monk then drank the coffee berries and discovered that it kept him awake at night. Coffee is next only to crude oil when it comes to the […] More

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    35 Different Types of Radishes

    Radishes are root vegetables that belong to the Brassicaceae family. They were domesticated in Europe even before the ancient Egyptians built their pyramids. Before the discovery of olive oil, the ancient Egyptians used radish oil as part of their diet. The first written record of the radish dates back to the 3rd century B.C. Its name […] More

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