Legumes were super popular in ancient Rome!

Apparently, the ancient Romans truly loved their lentils, their beans and their chickpeas! So much so, that some of the popular names back then were derived from the Latin names of legume! For example, the source of the great statesman, lawyer, scholar, and writer, Marcus Tullius Cicero’s name, is the Latin name for chickpea: cicer. Your mind -> blown.

a statue of an ancient roman chickpea

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