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Almonds. Nice things to know about almonds and their history.

16 November 2017 Food and Recipes

Almonds. Nice things to know about almonds and their history.

Origin. Almonds come from Asia, in fact, it is a very common fruit in Russia, Japan and China. It was brought for the first time in Sicily, by the Ancient Greeks that used to trade with populations from the East. The almond, now, is a real icon in South Italy and in Apulia. The word comes form the Latin amygdalus which maybe refers to the ancient name of the Goddess Cibale; it means Great Mother.

The Myth. The origin of the almond tree, though, could refer to the Greek myth about Phyllis and Acamas. The myth sys that Phyllis, princess of ... More >>