Chemist Examines Crystallized Juice by Microscope

Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, chemist and Director of the chemical laboratory at the German Academy of Sciences, Berlin (1754- 1760). Continue reading

Ginger Grows in the New World

The southeast asian spice, ginger (Zingiber officinale) was first shipped from Santiago in Hispaniola (Dominican Republic) to Spain Continue reading

Macadamia Nuts Planted for Commercial Usage

Commercial macadamia nut orchards were planted in Hawaii, USA in 1921. Continue reading

Genetically Engineered Tobacco Plants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved genetically engineered high-yield tobacco plants for outdoor testing in 1986. Continue reading

Grapefruit Cross-Bred from Pomelo

Grapefruit was cross-breed from a Malaysian citrus pomelo fruit in West Indies in 1696, Continue reading

European Sugar Mill

Pietro Speciale of Sicily in 1449, invented the sugar mill. Continue reading

Sugar Cane Cultivation

Sugar cane cultivation began on the islands of the South Pacific, circa 6000 BCE.
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Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégas Koine Greek: [a.lék.san.dros ho mé.gas]), was a king (basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Continue reading

Tomato Cultivation in Mexico

Cultivation of the mighty Tomato started in Mexico and not Italy as some would expect (as they make spigettie sauce). Continue reading

Title: Grapefruit plantation was established in 1809

In what is now the state of Florida, USA, Odette Philippe, a French military surgeon, established a grapefruit plantation in 1809. Continue reading