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(A New quiz about once a week)
1) Thyme, sage, betony, horehound, rosemary, hyssop, lavendar, and savory are all members of what plant family?
2) Marshmallows were originally made from a plant, the marsh mallow. Which of the following plants are in this same Mallow family?
a) Hollyhock; b) Cotton; c) Okra; d) Rose of Sharon
3A) Why is salt used to preserve food such as salt fish, corned beef, etc.?
3B) What human endeavor was made possible in part by salt fish?
4) What is Manchego and what connection does it have to Don Quixote?
5) What fruit is the design motif known as 'Paisley' based on?
1) They are all members of the Mint Family. (Mint Trivia & Facts)
2) Hollyhock, cotton, okra and Rose of Sharon are all in the Mallow family.
(The roots of the Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis) were the source for the original marshmallow candy, made by boiling the soft inner pulp from the roots with sugar until very thick.)
3A) Salt is used to preserve food because it creates a hostile environment for certain microorganisms. Within foods, salt brine dehydrates bacterial cells, alters osmotic pressure and inhibits bacterial growth and subsequent spoilage.
3B) Salting fish made long-range explorations possible in the age of sailing ships. (Salt Trivia and Facts)
4) Manchego is the best known and most widely available Spanish cheese. It comes from La Mancha, the land of Don Quixote, and was originally made only from the milk of Manchego sheep. Manchego is aged for 3 months or longer, and is a semifirm cheese with a rich golden color. It comes in a 10 inch diameter wheel, 5 inches thick with a herringbone design on the rind. It ranges from mild to sharp, depending on how long it is aged. (Cheese Facts & Trivia)
5) The 'Paisley' design motif is a design from India based on the mango. (Mango Trivia and Facts)
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