Did you know that many American states actually have their very own official food? Find out here if your state made the food-cut:
Alabama Pecan nuts. Native to North America, before Europeans anchored down on the shores of United States, Native Americans would regularly grow and trade pecans. Preagricultural society considers them to be a natural source of dietary fibre. Pecans first came to the forefront of knowledge for Europeans during the 16th century.
Delaware Sweet Goldenrod. Sweet goldenrod is a native North American edibile flower found in meadows and pastures normally. The seeds are sometimes used for food. Herbal tea is proper conoction off goldenrod, as are eggs cooked with the sweet herb – a classic recipe would be the popular Eggs à la Goldenrod.
Florida Key Lime Pie. An American dessert conjured up with the juice of key limes, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk in a pie crust. Named after the tiny key limes “Swingle”, it’s naturalised throughout Florida Keys; Key Lime Pie first appeared in the forefront of food world during late 19th Century.
Idaho Huckleberry. Along the Pacific Coast of North America, huckleberry used to be very popular with Native Americans. These days they can be found in exotic dishes of the likes of huckleberry crisps and huckleberry pie.
Illinois Popcorn. Popcorn is one of the oldest kinds of corn sold in markets. During the Great Depression, popcorn was quite inexpensive and as a result served to be a popular snack for families. This in turn improved the econony as well, owing to the income it produced for the difficult position the agriculture business was in at the time. Illinois proudly hearlds itself as the “popping corn” capital of the world.
Louisiana Gumbo. Gumbo can trace it’s origins in the southern state Louisiana from the 18th century. Composed of a stock of meat and seasoned vegetables, which often includes celery, bell peppers and onions, no matter what you do in New Orleans, you must treat yourself to a bowl of Gumbo to appreciate the fineries of the state’s chilli plantations.
Massachusetts Boston baked beans. Baked beans are very popular in Malaysia, the United Kingdom and Ireland but they’re very distinct from the Boston variety. Sweetened with molasses or maple syrup and flavoured with salt, pork or bacon, they tend to go easy on the tomatoes. Although, it still doesn’t take away the fact that the baked beans we have here are locally sourced from America because they are the best sorts to go with your breakfast toasts after all! Baked beans were originally regarded at home as “exotic treats” masquerading itself as convenience store food.