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Bananas

name for several species of the genus Musa and for the fruits these produce. The banana plant—one of the largest herbaceous plants—is native to

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Barbecuing

Barbecuing is a method of slow and low-temperature cooking and smoking meat, fowl, and fish. This was historically done on a wood lattice or grate

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Barberries

( bär'bĕr´´ē ), common name for the family Berberidaceae, and specifically for the spiny barberries ( Berberis species). The family includes perennial

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Barley

annual cereal plant ( Hordeum vulgare and sometimes other species) of the family Poaceae ( grass family), cultivated by humans probably as early as

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Basil

Basil is an herbaceous member of the mint family, Labiatiaceae, that originated in India and has been used for about 5,000 years. The most common type

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Bay leaf

The aromatic leaves of the bay laurel tree( Laurus nobilis ) are regarded by many as an indispensable flavoring herb in the kitchen. The leaves come

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Beans

name applied to the seeds of leguminous trees and shrubs and to various leguminous plants of the family Leguminosae ( pulse family) with edible seeds

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Beer

Beer is America's favorite alcoholic beverage. The United States is the largest producer of beer in the world (about six billion gallons annually),

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Beets

biennial or annual root vegetable of the family Chenopodiaceae ( goosefoot family). The beet ( Beta vulgaris ) has been cultivated since pre-Christian

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Bell pepper

The fruit of an annual bush Capsicum annuum Grossum Group which is green when unripe and passes through yellow to red as it becomes riper. Some can be