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Oregon Grapes are another classic example of a confusing name. They area actually not related to grapes at all but rather the barberry. Their tart taste are excellent for making jellies and jams!

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So which came first the fruit or the color? Back when they spoke Old English the color was called Geoluhead which means "red-yellow" until they were exposed to the fruit and the vernacular changed to Orange forever!! I'm happy they changed it.

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It takes about 11 pounds of olives to press out 32 ounces of extra virgin olive oil!! No wonder it is usually so expensive.

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The big debate with Oil Palm is the harm it does to the forests and the natural habitat of animals. Do you stop buying? Well then you are costing thousands of jobs for rural countries. Check out the video to see what WWF is doing about this dilemma.

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Tired of plain vanilla ice cream? Try adding Nutmeg to spice it up! I highly recommend it. This is what Nutmeg looks like before it is dried and processed.

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Traditionally, Nonda Plums were left on shelter roofs by Australian natives to ripen and dry.

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In Africa, the extract of Nere is used as an anesthetic, especially for dental pain.

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Oddly enough, Neem pulp can be used in the manufacture of Methane gas!

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Whether you call them Peaches or Nectarines, genetically it only comes down to one recessive gene separating the two. It determines whether it will be fuzzy or not.

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Native Gooseberries are usually found near Australian coasts and river banks. Inside the green shell (seen here) is a small pea size fruit.

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