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The Scary Herbs of Halloween

Get the scoop on the season’s spookiest fruits and herbs.

In Europe, carved turnips were used to scare off evil spirits. The tradition continues today in Switzerland.
Nate Skow
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Halloween party-goers bobbed for apples in 19th-century Ireland. The first to bite an apple was believed to be the first to wed in the coming year.
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Long considered a source of protection, the elderberry makes tasty and healthful jam, juice and tea.
Steven Foster

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