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Lima Beans Named After a Capital

I discovered something interesting. Many well-known foods were named after actual places. Lima beans got their name from the capital of Peru, Lima. They were first cultivated there in the 14th century.

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All fans of Fig Newtons should thank Newton, Massachusetts for giving them their name. They were first produced in the 1890s by the Kennedy Biscuit Company that went on to name their other products with names of surrounding towns.

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A popular cheese Monterey Jack was first made in Monterey, California and was the creation of a man named David Jack. It is an American semi-hard cheese that is usually made with cow milk.

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  1. i love stuff like this, how did something acquire its name. One of my favorites is the origin of the name Hoosier, the nickname of those born in Indiana.

    there are many variations of how that came to be the state’s nickname.

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