Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) taproots can penetrate soil up to 3 to 6 meters (10 to 15 ft). All parts of the plant can be eaten and are found in salads, roasted, fried, or made into wine, tea, or a coffee-like drink. Dandelions have a taste similar to chicory or endive with a bitter tinge. columbia.edu/itc/cerc/dan…
During the American Civil War coffee became so scarce and expensive in the South that okra seeds were used as a replacement. Apparently the taste is almost identical to coffee. blogs.lib.unc.edu/civilwa…
Chock Full o'Nuts coffee is actually nut free. mentalfloss.com/article/5…

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