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Artichokes The artichoke is one of the oldest known foods to man. Theophrastun, an ancient Greek philosopher naturalist wrote them being grown in Italy and Sicily in 317-287 BC. The Greeks and Roman held the artichoke in high esteem. During the middle ages, it was considered to be an aphrodisiac. The word artichoke comes from the medieval Arabic word kharshuf. “Artichoke" is derived from the northern Italian word "articiocco," referring to its pine cone shape. The Syrian
Cassava Root Cassava is a root that is native to South America, from northeastern Brazil, to southwestern Mexico. Sometimes it is called manioc or yucca. Most commonly, it is used to make tapioca. Today, most cassava comes from Africa. It is a tuber from a shrub. The plant has large palmate leaves. It is 6-12 inches long, and 2-3 inches long. It has tough brown skin, and crisp white flesh. It is conical and cylindrical. It somewhat resembles a sweet potato. There a