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Baggs Fri 28-May-21 12:32:50

Just got a delivery from a wholefoods online set up of Black Beans (China), Black Beluga lentils (USA), dried dates (Tunisia), and ground coriander (Bulgaria). Our local shops don't have these things.

Do you know, I think I'm going to start a list of the places the food we buy comes from, just out of interest. Anyone else want to join in?

Baggs Fri 28-May-21 13:31:04

Quick rake through food cupboards (not complete). I have foods from nineteen different countries:
Tunisia
China
USA
Bulgaria
Egypt
India
France
Greece
Poland
Iran
Sri Lanka
Uzbekistan
Peru
Australia (wine)
Italy
Turkey
Pakistan
Spain
Portugal

Baggs Fri 28-May-21 14:55:18

Most surprising find of the day: my favourite English Breakfast style tea is "produced" in Canada! I did a spot of unconvinced guugling, thinking that they probably imported it from one of the usual tea-growing countries then sorted their imports into varieties and packaged it for sale.

But it seems there exists a tea growing farm on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Mind blown 🤯 😉

Katie59 Fri 28-May-21 15:43:39

You forgot the U.K. you must have some and probably Ireland too

Baggs Fri 28-May-21 17:03:38

Yes. No doubt. My list is not complete yet.

British apples of course. And strawberries, especuially Scottish ones.

Baggs Fri 28-May-21 17:03:59

Milk, cream, cheese, butter.

Katie59 Fri 28-May-21 20:11:06

What do we import from Uzbekistan?.

Callistemon Fri 28-May-21 20:48:15

Bump

Because I haven't got time to do this but it is very interesting

Baggs Fri 28-May-21 22:05:54

Katie59

What do we import from Uzbekistan?.

Sun-dried tomatoes and kale powder.

Baggs Fri 28-May-21 22:11:14

Up to 24 now with the addition of Hungary, Colombia, Canada, UK and Ireland.

CanadianGran Fri 28-May-21 23:38:52

Baggs, my mind blown as well! I had to look it up, but found a tea growing farm on Vancouver Island. Good for them for trying something different.

Esspee Sat 29-May-21 08:06:37

I can add Trinidad and Tobago, I have pigeon peas and pepper sauce from there. Nutmeg from Grenada. Must have a root around to find more.

Baggs Sat 29-May-21 21:33:40

<Baggs goes to look up pigeon peas>

🙂