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After that, the plants quickly spread all over Europe. There are two kinds of peppers: mild and hot. Mild peppers are usually large and can be red, green, or yellow in color. There are two general types of peppers: the mild and the hot varieties. Bell peppers are bell-shaped, wrinkled, © Paul Almasy/Corbis and puffy. Pimiento is a mild pepper with a special flavor and is usually used for stuffing other foods, such as olives. Paprika is another mild pepper. It’s usually powdered and used as a spice.

More than 10 billion coffee trees are grown on plantations all over the world. Each tree yields about 1 pound of coffee every year. Trees begin to bear fruit when 3 to 5 years old and continue to do so for another 10 to 15 years. Here, a woman in Thailand handpicks coffee cherries, which contain coffee beans. © Michael S. Yamashita/Corbis 36 COFFEE The World’s C Favorite C up offee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Many people think it has a great taste and a wonderful smell. Coffee also contains caffeine, which is a stimulant—that is, a substance that increases the body’s activity.

But some foods that are popularly called “nuts” aren’t true nuts. Peanuts, for example, are actually a type of bean! ” The Brazil nut is also called the candlenut because it can be lit and used as a candle. But it’s technically a seed. Walnuts are another “nut” that’s not really a nut. But they too are good food. They have been grown since ancient times. They were highly valued in Persia and Mesopotamia. Today they are grown in many countries. Black walnut trees are also planted as decorations, and their fruit husks are used for making dyes.

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