So here we have it, the answer to last week's mystery photo post ...
As has been the case over the previous mystery food photo posts, there were some great guesses, and I love the enthusiasm you have all been showing for these posts. Educated guesses included turmeric, cinnamon, some kind of pretzels, sassafras, salsify, and burdock root; but the correct answer, guessed by even-star, Elizabeth and Alaskan Dave Down Under was licorice root. Looks so different in this state to the black liquorice confectionary which is produced from this, though the actual liquorice content in candy is actually very low. As a herbal remedy, liquorice root appears to be very over-looked and underestimated, offering an impressive list of benefits for an astonishing number of ailments (almost anything you can think of) - read more here.
And now we come to this week's mystery food photo - I'm sure lots of you are going to get this one. What are those long, brown, shiny things, with what look to be long, droopy tongues? Once again this photo was taken on my visit to La Boqueria market in Barcelona.
Leave your answer in a comment below, and remember to keep watching this space for the answer next week.
Once again I am submitting this post to the Two for Tuesdays blog hop.