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ANSWERS to FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ 420

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



2) Yeast.
How yeast works


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 newspaper comic strip 'Blondie'. Blondie's husband Dagwood created the classic 'Dagwood Sandwich.'
More Sandwich trivia


5) Zampone, a specialty of Modena, Italy.
Italian food


6) Oil from cashew nut shells. The milky sap from the tree is also used to make a varnish.
Additional cashew facts


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."
French fry trivia


8) Licorice root contains glycyrrhizin which is 50 times sweeter than sugar.
More about licorice


9) Maine produces 99% of the blueberry crop, and 90% (30 million pounds) comes from Washington County alone.
More blueberry trivia


10) Potatoes!
More potato trivia and facts

 

 

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