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Sapodilla

Sapodilla The sapodilla, (manikara zapota) is a Central American fruit. It is from areas such as Mexico, Belize, and north-east Guatemala. It is also known as chico, chico sapote, zapotillo, chicla, sapodilla plum, and naseberry. The sapodilla is related to sapotes, and is in the sapotaceae family. It got its name from the Aztecs: tzapotle. The Spanish then named it sapodilla. The sapodilla was spread throughout the world by the Spanish. Its first stop was the Philippines. The sapodilla tree is an evergreen tree. It grows very tall, about 100 feet. It is a slow growing tree that lives a long time. The tree secrets white latex called chicle. Chicle is what is used to make chewing g

Parsley

Parsley Parsley is a biennial plant that is commonly used as a garnish in today’s kitchen. There are two main types of parsley, curly (Petroselinum crispum), and Italian or flat leaf (P. crispum var. neapolitanum). Curly parsley has small curly leaves that are bright green. Italian flat leaf parsley has flat, broad leaves that are dark green in color. Hamburger parsley (P. crispum var. tuberosum), or turnip rooted parsley is mainly used for its white roots. There are more than 30 varieties of parsley grown today. Parsley is native to Southern Europe. It is the main staple in many kitchens and the basis of any herb blend. It can be used as a garnish, or anything else. It is very re

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