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1) The world's largest producers of this food product are Turkey, the U.S., Greece, Australia and Iran. It takes over 4 tons of plant substance to produce 1 ton of this food.
   Sometimes the plant substance is treated with a lye solution, sometimes with lye and then burning sulfur, and sometimes with sulfur dioxide. Usually there is no chemical treatment at all.  Thousands of years ago, the Egyptians discovered this product by simply observing what happened naturally. Californians observed this same thing in 1873, and started the modern commercial production of this product. Today about half of the world's production comes from California, but the finest comes from Malaga in Spain.
What is this food product?

2) This unique fruit probably originated in Sri Lanka and the Moluccas, and has been cultivated in southeast Asia and Malaysia for several hundred years. They have prominent longitudinal ridges and range in color from yellow to orange. There are 2 varieties found in markets, one very sour and the other slightly sweet. They are bruised easily, so handle with care. They can be eaten out of hand or sliced and used as a garnish or in salads. They can also be used in curries and tarts. 
Name this fruit.
HINT: A total physical description of this fruit would give away the answer.





1) Raisins - Golden raisins are the one treated with the chemicals, and the Egyptians and Californians noticed that unpicked grapes dried out in the sun and that the sugar content was concentrated in the dried grape. (Raisin Trivia and Facts)

2) Star Fruit Or Carambola. (Star Fruit Trivia, Facts & Recipes)


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