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The cardoon is like "celery on steroids," says McLaglan. Aya Brackett/Ten Speed Press hide caption

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From Coffee To Chicory To Beer, 'Bitter' Flavor Can Be Addictive

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A species of peach related to the 7,500-year-old pits found in China recently (left), and today's more modern versions (right). Courtesy of Jose Chaparro/University of Florida hide caption

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Honey can be as golden as the sun or as dark as molasses. Researchers have identified over 100 different flavors in it, too, some more savory or stinky than others. Ellen Webber/NPR hide caption

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Elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores. The fermentation happening in their gut as they break down cellulose helps remove the bitterness in the coffee beans. Here, an elephant receives medical treatment from the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation. Michael Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

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