According to the Moreveg website, the oldest known vegetable is the pea, because it has been found in Stone Age settlements over 8,000 years old. Vegetables have been heavily cultivated by humans, and the vegetables eaten in modern times differ greatly from their predecessors. Ancient man also ate plants that modern man would not usually consider vegetables, like ferns and cattails.Know More
Slate reports that kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and kohlrabi were all cultivated from the same prehistoric plant between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago. "Wild carrots may predate human agriculture, but they’re unpalatable and look nothing like the cultivated variety." The orange carrot known in modern times did not exist until the 17th century.
In contrast, many modern fruits have ancient counterparts. Olives, plums and pears were found in northern Israel from the Paleolithic era. Dates were found in the teeth of a 40,000-year-old Neanderthal. Grapes were found in northeastern Tennessee that appear to be 7 million years old. According to Slate, "Apple trees blanketed Kazakhstan 30,000 years ago, oranges were common in China, and wild berries grew in Europe." The fruit available has evolved less drastically than vegetables, but has still been modified somewhat. "Selection by humans has made them larger and sweeter, and may have caused other chemical changes."Learn More
Orange oil is available from many health and wellness stores such as Puritan's Pride and Young Living. Large online retailers such as Amazon also carry the oil.Full Answer >
Some of the candies that start with the letter "e" are English toffee, exploding truffles and Elvis fudge. There is also eggnog fudge, eggnog truffles and eggnog truffle cups.Full Answer >
Skittles were invented and originally produced in Britain in 1974. In 1979, Skittles were imported to the United States. It was not until 1982 that Skittles began to be manufactured in the United States.Full Answer >
The terms dry mustard, ground mustard, mustard flour, ground mustard seed and dry mustard powder all refer to the same thing. They refer to the ground seeds of any one of several species of mustard plant.Full Answer >