The amaranth (Amaranthaceae) family encompasses a surprising and diverse number of useful plants that you see everyday, but probably would never guess are this closely related.


The cashew (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen tree in the sumac (Anacardiaceae) family, native to northern and western South America and Brazil, but now widely cultivated in tropical areas around the world. 


If there are over 8000 species of insect known to be edible, why don't we eat more bugs?


Barely known to the average westerner, sorghum shares a 5000-year relationship with human beings and is the fifth most important cereal crop in the world. What else don't you know about it?

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