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Where does ginger come from?

Ginger spice comes from the rootstocks of the tropical ginger plants. The spicy ginger your mother uses to make gingerbread men comes from the roots of the ginger plant. The finest ginger comes from Puerto Rico and Jamaica, but Africa and India are also important sources of ginger. The ginger plant is a reed-like plant …

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Where did chess originate?

Chess is an old “war” game.  It was first played in Asia. Chess is a game of skill played by two persons using a chess board marked with squares, like a checkerboard, and pieces called “chessmen.” It is thought that the game was played in India more than a thousand years ago, and that it …

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What is a safflower?

A safflower is a thistlelike plant widely cultivated for the edible oitl and dyestuff that it yields.  It is a large flowers that may be white to brilliant red. The plants grows about 3 feet high and has broad, spiny leaves.  The safflower has been grown in China, India and in other dry parts of the …

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