Originally from Middle Asia, garlic was first brought to America in the 17th century. About 2/3 of the world’s garlic is produced in China, that’s 46,000,000,000 lbs of delicious, aromatic bulbs of garlic.
First brought to America during the 17th century, shallots are one of the oldest home remedies for hair growth and can reach up to 20″ tall!
Hailing from Central Asia, onions were originally brought to America during the 17th Century and the oldest onion harvests date back to 5,000 B.C. The ancient Egyptians worshiped the onion because they believed that its spherical shape & concentric rings symbolizes eternity.
Bay Laurel first originated in Asia, where it was called the bay tree. Eventually, it made its way to the Mediterranean where it was known as a laurel tree. The term Laurus is Latin for “Triumph, Achievement, Success”.
Not only is Eggplant a fruit, but it’s also technically a berry! Originating in India, Eggplant was brought over to America during the 15th Century. Back in 5th Century China, women would use the deep purple Eggplant skin to stain their teeth black.
Though its origin can be traced back to the Aztecs around 700 A.D., tomatoes didn’t become popular in America until the 19th Century. Did you know there are over 10,000 varieties of tomatoes worldwide, and seedlings have been grown in space before?