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1) Yard long beans, also known as Asparagus bean, dow gauk, Chinese long beans, Peru bean, and Snake bean.

2) Yeast.
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3) The Yew. Native Americans used the bark and twigs of the Canadian Yew to make a tea used to treat influenza, and the Pacific Yew is currently being studied as the source for a drug to treat some cancers.

4) Captain Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, named them the Sandwich Islands, for British politician, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who invented sandwiches as a quick meal while he gambled at cards. 'Chic' Young was the cartoonist who created the comic strip 'Blondie'. Blondie's husband Dagwood created the 'Dagwood Sandwich.'
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5) Zampone, a specialty of Modena, Italy.

6) Oil from cashew nut shells. The milky sap from the tree is also used to make a varnish.
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7) One of the earliest references we have to British 'chips' (French Fries in the U.S.) is in Charles Dickens' 'Tale of Two Cities' (1859): "husky chips of potatoes, fried with some reluctant drops of oil."
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8) Licorice root contains glycyrrhizin which is 50 times sweeter than sugar.
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9) Maine produces 99% of the blueberry crop, and 90% (30 million pounds) comes from Washington County alone.
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10) Potatoes!
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