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How did the pretzel originate?

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How did the pretzel originate?
The pretzel is a traditional Lenten food that originated over a thousand years ago. Some say that it was made to resemble arms crossed over the chest in prayer (an ancient custom). In fact, “pretzel” may have come from the Latin word bracellae, meaning “little arms.”

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