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12 HISTORY OF SOME FRUITS AND VEGETABLES PREHISTORY AND EARLY CIVILIZATIONS Many of the fruits and vegetables have grown in the wild for thousands of years. About 11,000 years ago people began to farm the plants (domestication of vegetal species) . It started with seeds, legumes and tubers which are rich source of energy and protein and can be grown and stored in large quantities. After that, farmers experimented and grew new kinds of the wild fruits and vegetables. Fertile Crescent The Fertile Crescent is a region in Western Asia. The region is often considered the
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Unformatted text preview: cradle of civilization, saw the development of many of the earliest human civilizations, and is the birthplace of agriculture, writing and the wheel. The term "Fertile Crescent" was coined by University of Chicago archaeologist James Henry Breasted in his Ancient Records of Egypt , rst published in 1906 Vavilov Centers. http://interactive.usask.ca/Ski/agriculture/crops/index.html...
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2010 for the course BIOLOGY Food scien taught by Professor Dr.johnson during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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