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Cherry blossom festivals: an American tradition that almost wasn’t

Friday, April 3, 2015

More than a century ago, David Fairchild — then with the U.S. Department of Agriculture — was one of the advocates for planting cherry trees in Washington.

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Golden apple (Spondius cytherea)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The purple mombin (Spondias purpurea) is known by many names throughout its native range in Central America, including Mexican plum, jocote, jobo and hog plum. The latter name should not be taken as derogatory; it denotes the extreme usefulness of this fruit, serving not only as food for the people, but also for domestic livestock. Throughout Central America the purple mombin is essential for subsistence farmers, providing a food source with little investment of time and money....

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A Miracle (Fruit) for All

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) is an unassuming fruit from sub-Saharan Africa with a most unique quality. When the red berry is placed in one’s mouth and the slippery flesh teased from the seed, a most unusual change comes over your palate. All that you eat now tastes like it was bathed in sugar. The sensation can last for up to 2 hours in some people....

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Canistel in the Kitchen

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Mangos around the clock

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Mangos: A taste of Cuba

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Mangos are Prepared Many Ways

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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