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ANSWERS to FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ 428

1) Macadamia nut, named for John MacAdam by his friend, botanist Ferdinand von Mueller, who discovered the plant on an expedition in the 1850s.


2-A) b) China produces about 66% of the world's garlic, (13 Billion pounds in 2002). Next are South Korea (5%), India (5%), and the U.S. (3%).

2-B) Bonus: California produces 84% of U.S. domestic garlic.


3) Malic acid.


4) Mango.


5) Niacin or vitamin B-3, also known as nicotinic acid.


6) Tabbouleh, tabouli.


7) The Brazil nut, native to the Amazon.


8-A) The first practical vending machines appeared in 1888 on the elevated train platforms in New York City, and they sold chewing bum (Tutti Frutti).

8-B) The first soft-drink machines appeared in 1937.


9) When you see 'Veronique' on the menu, you can be sure the dish contains grapes, usually white seedless grapes. Thought to have been named (by Auguste Escoffier) after 'Veronique,' an opera by Andre Messager; another theory has it referencing the northern Italian city of Verona.


10)-A & B All of the plants in both lists are members of the Parsley family, also called Carrot Family.

 

 

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