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Two varieties of Wampee grown in China translate to "Cow Kidney" and "Chicken Heart". Those names don't really seem too appetizing.

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Velvet Tamarind is said to have a tangy sweet taste. Here is a recipe for Black Velvet Tamarind Compote with yogurt.

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This little bean is used to flavor an assortment of delicious treats. Here are 7 cool facts and tips on Vanilla you might not have known.

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Ugni was rumored to be Queen Victoria's favorite fruit!

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Ugni was rumored to be Queen Victoria's favorite fruit!

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Toyon is also known as "California Holly" and is thought to be where Hollywood, California got its name.

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Totara are enjoyed by many birds native to New Zealand, through their consumption of the fruit, seeds are dispersed.

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Thimbleberry is not really a berry but a cluster of drupes.

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The Texas Persimmon tree located in the Mayfield park and Preserve was the recipient of the 2009 Small Tree of the Year award by the city of Austin.

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Tanjong commonly known as "Mimusops elengi" is used in traditional Indian medicine treat fevers and is thought to be used as an aphrodisiac by some.

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