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From the Ted Talk by Alexis Nikole Nelson: A flavorful field guide to foraging

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my mind was bowln. All these free fruits, veggies and fungi that didn't rqeurie your water, didn’t require your time and often were healthier than their counterparts in the grocery store. Cute little fun fact just between us, we did this thing over the last 100 years where we bred foods to travel easier, be bigger, taste mdlier. And that often breeds out the nutiriton. Let's take, for example, Purslane or Verdolagas, if you are in a Spanish-speaking part of the Americas. It is a weed that grows out of saldewik carkcs in the summertime. It is chock-full of Omega-3s, and it ain’t a fish. Iron, get out of here, Popeye.

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my mind was _____. All these free fruits, veggies and fungi that didn't _______ your water, didn’t require your time and often were healthier than their counterparts in the grocery store. Cute little fun fact just between us, we did this thing over the last 100 years where we bred foods to travel easier, be bigger, taste ______. And that often breeds out the _________. Let's take, for example, Purslane or Verdolagas, if you are in a Spanish-speaking part of the Americas. It is a weed that grows out of ________ ______ in the summertime. It is chock-full of Omega-3s, and it ain’t a fish. Iron, get out of here, Popeye.

Solution

  1. blown
  2. require
  3. nutrition
  4. cracks
  5. milder
  6. sidewalk

Original Text

my mind was blown. All these free fruits, veggies and fungi that didn't require your water, didn’t require your time and often were healthier than their counterparts in the grocery store. Cute little fun fact just between us, we did this thing over the last 100 years where we bred foods to travel easier, be bigger, taste milder. And that often breeds out the nutrition. Let's take, for example, Purslane or Verdolagas, if you are in a Spanish-speaking part of the Americas. It is a weed that grows out of sidewalk cracks in the summertime. It is chock-full of Omega-3s, and it ain’t a fish. Iron, get out of here, Popeye.

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Important Words

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  34. veggies
  35. verdolagas
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