Tropical foods, flavors and ingredients: You eat them, drink them and use them as flavors and spices just about daily, but how much do you really know about the delicacies that fill your refrigerator and grace your pantry?
For instance, do you know that Brazil was named for the nut rather than the reverse? Think pineapples are native to Hawaii? Nope, they’re from South America. What about bananas? They originated in the Indo-Malaysian region, extending to Northern Australia, but the English word, “banana” came via West Africa where it was called “banema.”
Learn more about the origins and remarkable facts that illuminate the daily treats we assume have always been available and will always continue to stock the shelves of our markets. New articles are posted on a regular basis, so be sure to check back regularly to learn more about the foods, flavors and ingredients we all love as well as wonderful recipes that will showcase their unique properties.