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Did You Know That Lettuce Was A Sacred Sex Symbol?

Lettuce_Dwight Sipler

Lettuce has been harvested for millenia— artistic depictions by ancient Egyptians on the walls of tombs date back to at least 2,700 B.C. But in Ancient Egypt around 2,000 B.C., lettuce was not a popular appetizer, it was an aphrodisiac, a phallic symbol that represented the celebrated food of the Egyptian god of fertility, Min. Read more!

Pic Source: Dwight Sipler (Wikimedia Commons/Flickr)

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