The History of Salt in Ancient Civilizations

The History of Salt in Ancient Civilizations 1

Life itself depends on salt, and people in early civilizations went to great lengths to acquire it. It was, and still is, used to preserve and season food, and it is important in medicine as well as religious ceremonies, all of which have made it a valuable trade commodity. Some early cultures even used it …

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The History and Origins of Avocado Oil

The History and Origins of Avocado Oil 3

The avocado tree (Persea Americana) is a member of the Lauraceae family and originated in Mexico and Central America. Its thick-skinned fruit is botanically considered a berry and contains a single large seed. Earliest archaeological records of the existence of avocados came from Coxcatlan in Mexico in approximately 10,000 BC. Evidence suggests they were cultivated …

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Liquid Gold: The History of Chocolate

History of Chocolate

The history of chocolate has a record of at least 4,000 years. It comes from the fruit of a Cacao (aka cocoa) tree, known as Theobroma Cacao.The tree grows on small farms in West Africa, Southeast Asia, and North and Central America. You can give credit to the Olmec, Mayan and Aztec civilizations that discovered …

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