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10 Foods And Their Intriguing Origins


Watermelon originated out of various African countries with ancient seeds being found in 5,000-year-old archaeological sites as well as within the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.


Many stories surround the origin of coffee, with one stating that it was first discovered in Ethiopia over 1,000 years.

Caesar salad

Contrary to popular belief, Julius Caesar was not involved in the creation of this popular side dish.


Corn, or maize as it’s known by many, is not a naturally occurring crop but rather one that had to be bred through human intervention.

Pizza Marinara

The popular style of Neapolitan pizza comes served with tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and oregano.


The use of chocolate dates back to 450 BCE in Central America where many believed that cacao seeds were a gift from the god of wisdom.


Evidence has been found to show that olive trees existed between 20-40 million years ago within the Mediterranean.


The hunting of ducks, geese, swan, and various other waterfowl creatures goes back to prehistoric times with cave paintings from the last ice age


The hamburger has its origins in the Hamburg steak, a salted and fried patty made from chopped beef, eggs, bread crumbs, onions, and various types of seasoning.


Cinnamon is native to India and many of its neighbouring countries but gained popularity after getting imported to Egypt around 2000 BCE.