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    17 Different Types of Avocados

    The avocado is a large berry fruit containing a single seed. It has over 500 varieties that vary in fruit size, texture, shape, and maturity rate. The avocado tree can survive over 400 years and is native to South Central Mexico. The earliest avocado was found in a cave in Coxcatlán, Puebla, Mexico and dates […] More

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    14 Different Types of Mushrooms

    Mushrooms are a type of fungi that existed on the planet since the beginning. Even before trees sprung up on Earth, giant mushrooms that reached 24 feet in height and three feet in width covered the ancient landscape. There are about 10,000 named species in North America, which make up just a third or a […] More

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    15 Different Types of Fresh Basil

    Fresh basil is a herbaceous plant that belongs to the mint or Lamiaceae family. They originated in India where the people used them as a spice and as medicine for over 5,000 years. There are 160 varieties of basil that vary in size, leaf and flower color, chemical composition, and aroma. Fresh basil has high nutritional […] More

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    23 Different Types of Strawberries

    Strawberries are fruits that come from the fragaria plants and belong to the rose family. An average strawberry contains about 200 seeds that can grow to make new plants or reproduce by runners. The plants can also form matted colonies that can survive up to 50 years. Strawberries are native to North and South America […] More

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    10 Different Types of Truffles (Plus Fun Facts)

    Truffles are a type of mushroom that grows underground about 2.5-10 centimeters below the roots of its host tree for which they have a symbiotic relationship with. While many think of truffles as a fungus, in reality, they’re more closely related to a carrot. Ancient Greeks and Romans used truffles as a fine aphrodisiac owing to […] More

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    10 Different Types of Garlic

    Garlic is a bulbous plant with more than 450 varieties that belong to the Lilies family. It originated in central Asia and is one of the first herbs cultivated about 4,000 years ago. The Neolithic men who existed over 7,000 years ago used garlic as a food seasoning. In 3rd millennium B.C., the ancient Egyptians […] More

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    16 Different Types of Ginger – Do You Know Them All?

    Ginger is a perennial reed-like flowering plant with a rhizome that’s widely used as a spice. It originated in the tropical rainforests of the Indian continent and Southern Asia and was among the first spices exported from the Orient during the spice trade. The word ginger came from the mid-14th century Old English gingifer, which […] More

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    19 Different Types of Potatoes

    Potatoes are vegetables that contain a lot of carbohydrates. It got its name from the Spanish word patata and they’re also sometimes called spuds. There are hundreds of varieties of potatoes grown all over the world and new ones being added to the list all the time but they’re not all commercially available. The Inca Indians in […] More

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    26 Different Types of Onions

    Onions are vegetables that belong to the Amaryllidaceae family. They originated from central Asia and were cultivated 7,000 years ago. The variety of onions differ in size, shape, color, and taste. They can be grown in temperate regions and on sandy and well-drained soils. The cutting of an onion leads to the release of sulfur which […] More

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    4 Different Types of Cauliflower (Plus Health Benefits)

    The cauliflower is an annual plant that belongs to the cruciferous vegetables or the cabbage family. It originated in Asia Minor and was first cultivated in 600 years B.C. in Turkey. It became popular in Europe in the 16th-century but was only cultivated in America at the beginning of the 20th century. There are hundreds of […] More

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    12 Different Types of Pecans

    Pecans are edible nuts native to North America and Mexico with origins tracing back to the 16th century. It got its name from a Native American word of Algonquin origin and was used to refer to all nuts requiring a stone to crack. They were widely used by native and colonial Americans but were not […] More

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    20 Different Types of Limes

    Limes are hybrid citrus fruits and evergreen plant that originated from Southeast Asia but can now be found in tropical and subtropical areas around the world. Arab traders brought lime trees to Egypt and Northern Africa around the 10th century while the Crusaders introduced limes in the 12th and 13th centuries to the Mediterranean countries. Limes […] More

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