1/26/22

Origin of Common Vegetables and Fruits

I don't know if anyone else will find this particularly interesting, but I did and I thought I'd share. 

It's the Origin of Common Vegetables and Fruits listing published by "Arm & Hammer" in their "Arm & Hammer baking soda is pure bicarbonate of soda book of valuable recipes" - published in 1921.

 


 

Spinach is a Persian plant.
Horseradish is a native of England.
Filberts originally came from Greece.
The turnip originally came from Rome.
The peach originally came from Persia.
Sage is a native of the South of Europe.
Sweet Marjoram is a native of Portugal.
The bean is said to be a native of Egypt.
The pea is a native of the South of Europe.
Ginger is a native of the East and West Indies
Coriander seed came originally from the East.
Apricots are indigenous to the plains of America.
The cucumber was originally a tropical vegetable.
Capers originally grew wild in Greece and Northern Africa.
Pears were originally brought from the East by the Romans.
The clove is a native of the Malacca Islands.
Cherries were known in Asia as far back as the 17th century.
Asparagus was originally a wild sea coast plant and is native of Great Britain.
The tomato is a native of South America and it takes its name from a Portuguese word.
Parsley is said to have come from Egypt, and mythology tells us it was used to adorn the head of Hercules.
Apples were originally brought from the East by the Romans.
The crab-apple is indigenous to Great Britain.
The onion was almost an object of worship with the Egyptians 2,000 years before the Christian era.  It first came from India.
The cantaloupe is a native of America and is so called from the name of a place near Rome where it was first cultivated in Europe.
Lemons were used by the Romans to keep moths from their garments and in the time of Pliny they were considered an excellent poison.  They are native to Asia.


 

 

 

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