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July 17, 2009

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Durian

Durian, known in Southeast Asia as the King of Fruits, is a fascinating member of the genus Durio and the Malvaceae family.  It has the

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Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit, also known as Pitaya, is the fruit from a variety of cactus species, primarily from the genus Hylocereus.  They are similar to the

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Carambola (Star Fruit)

Carambola, also known as Star fruit, is the fruit of the Averrhoa carambola tree.  It is native to Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka, and is

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Dates

Dates come from the Date Palm, Phoenix dactylifera, a mid-size palm that frequently has more than one trunk growing from the same rootstock.  Because it

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Fascinating Facts About Coffee

Coffee (Coffea arabica) grows between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn in regions with abundant rainfall and temperatures that only occasionally dip below freezing. The

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