Onion and Carrot Families

September 05, 2017
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Onions and Carrot Family Class

Onion and Carrot Families — History, Cultivation, and Preparation

Onion Family
There are approximately 400 species of wild onions and their relatives found world-wide. The commonly cultivated species are Onion, Garlic, Chives and Leeks. The family is thought to be native to Central and Southwest Asia—Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Evidence of cultivated onions dates back to 2,800–3,200 bce in Egypt, with onions in evidence both in the decoration and hieroglyphics of the pyramids. The bulbs were also used as part of the embalming and mummification process.


Carrot Family 
The Carrot (apiaceae) Family includes some wonderful edible plants like parsley, cilantro, dill and parsnip, plus more aromatic spices found in your spice cabinet, such as anise, celery, chervil, coriander, caraway, cumin, dill, fennel and of course, parsley. 

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Date: September 05, 2017 2:45 PM

Location: Wild Willow Farm | 2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego, 92154

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