National Geographic : 2014 Aug
PEA- NUTS 1796 PURPLE CARROTS Carrots were once largely yellow, red, or purple. Today’s orange color dates only from the 19th century. SPATIAL POTATOES Potato plants were grown aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 1995. NEXT | À LA CARTE ART: ÁLVARO VALIÑO. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: REBECCA HALE, NGM STAFF SLOW POUR It takes 40 gallons of maple tree sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. natgeofood.com The Future of IDENTITY CRISIS Peanuts are not nuts; they’re legumes. AFRICAN CHOCOLATE West Africa produces nearly 70 percent of the world’s cocoa. FIRST COOKBOOK The year the first American cookbook—called, appropriately, American Cookery—was published A LITTLE SPICY Size is a general indicator of chili heat: the smaller, the hotter. Hungry for information? Make a selection from our menu of food facts—and taste more at natgeofood.com.