Olives are one of the oldest foods and thought to have originated in Crete or Syria between five and seven thousand years ago. The olive tree has provided food,since ancient time, also provided fuel, timber and medicine for many civilizations, and has been regarded as a symbol of peace. The venerable oil of the olive has been consumed since as early as 3,000 B.C.
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The terms "shrimp" and "prawns" can be confusing. Even scientists often use these words inconsistently. Larger shrimp often come from freshwater, are referred to as "prawns," while smaller shrimp often come from saltwater habitats, are called "shrimp." The size, "large" typically means that you get about 40 or less per cooked pound, in comparison to about 50 for "medium" and 60 for "small". But from a science perspective, both shrimp and prawns can come from saltwater or freshwater, and there is no absolute standard for measuring small, medium, or large.
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Bell peppers have been cultivated for more than 9000 years, earliest cultivation having taken place in South and Central America. While the name "pepper" was given to this food by European colonizers of North America who first came across it in the 1500, 1600's and then transported it back to Europe, the original name for this food in Spanish was pimiento.