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Apples

Fruit of several species of apple tree. There are several hundred varieties of cultivated apples, grown all over the world, which may be divided into

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Apricot

Apricots are cultivated in the warmer temperate regions of the world. The top producers are Turkey, Iran, and Italy, but Australia, chili, South

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Arrowroot

A perennial herb grown in the tropics and subtropics, arrowroot ( Maranta arundinacea ) is known as “obedience plant,” “maranta indica,” Maranta

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Artichokes

The globe artichoke, which looks like an unopened flower bud, finds a home in Mediterranean climates around the world. Commercially, Italy and

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Asparagus

perennial garden vegetable ( Asparagus officinalis ) of the family Liliaceae ( lily family), native to the E Mediterranean area and now naturalized

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Avocado

Originally native to Central America and the Caribbean, this tropical fruit today has over 500 cultivars planted around the world. Fruits of

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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

Barberries

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

Barley

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