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25 Foods That Made Places Really Famous

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16. Brussels sprouts

A kind of miniature cabbage, Brussels sprouts may have been cultivated (under another name) in Ancient Rome, but were being grown near Brussels, Belgium, by the 13th century A.D. They have long been particularly appreciated in that city, which gave them its name.

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17. Key limes

The Key lime is smaller than the more common Persian lime and has seeds, which the Persian lime doesn’t. Also known as the Mexican or West Indian lime, it takes its most common name from the Florida Keys, where it was first cultivated around the early years of the 20th century.

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18. Fuji apples

This popular crisp apple, yellow and red in color, was developed at the Tohoku Research Station in Fujisaki, in the far northern reaches of Honshu — Japan’s largest island. Christened for the first part of its native city’s name, it has become one of the most popular apple varieties in America.

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19. Fig Newton

This confection of fig paste baked in a soft crust was first baked at a facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but for some reason took its name from the nearby town of Newton.

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20. Dungeness crab

The port town of Dungeness, Washington, gives its name to this particularly delicious crab, but it’s found along much of the Pacific Coast.

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