Grandaddy Fruitie Tootie: You Can Eat the Flowers
In Wisconsin, United States
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Welcome to the Finale of the Fruitie Tootie Series. In order to find this one, you must find each of the seven other caches in this series. Each one contains a number which will allow you to solve the following:
N 43° 5A.BCD W 091° 14.EFG
One you find the finale, you will officially be known forever as an Exalted Master Tootie Fruitie.
And now . . . a little bit about the cache you will be finding.
The oldest evidence, seeds from this fruit, dating between 7000 and 5500 B.C., were found in Mexico.
This fruit is grown all around the world for a variety of reasons ranging from agricultural purposes (such as animal feed) to commercial and ornamental sales.
Of the seven continents, only Antarctica is unable to produce this fruit; the biggest international producers of this fruit include the United States, Mexico, India, and China.
As one of the most popular crops in the United States, 1.5 billion tons of this fruit are produced each year. According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, 95% of the U.S. crop intended for processing is grown in Illinois.
When ripe, this versatile fruit can be boiled, baked, steamed, or roasted. Most parts of the fruit are edible, including the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers.
The seeds of this fruit have many health benefits, as they are a good source of protein, zinc, and other vitamins, and they are even said to lower cholesterol. One gram of protein from this fruit’s seeds contains as much tryptophan as a full glass of milk. The seeds are a good source of magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and phytosterols.
The oil produced from the seeds contains essential fatty acids that help maintain healthy blood vessels, nerves and tissues.
This fruit when canned is often recommended by veterinarians as a dietary supplement for dogs and cats that are experiencing digestive problems. The high fiber content helps to aid proper digestion.
Weigh-off competitions for giant specimens of this fruit are a popular festival activity.
Chucking of this fruit is a competitive activity in which teams build various mechanical devices designed to throw the fruit as far as possible. Some chuckers breed and grow special varieties of this fruit under specialized conditions to improve its chances of surviving a throw.
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Last Updated: on 8/4/2013 10:09:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:09 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum