Fun Food Facts #12:
FOOD FROM THE OLD AMERICAS #2
Last week we discussed a bit about the origins of tomatoes, peanuts, and chili peppers; which all of them came from South America. Now, we got more than that!
Many other important food crops have an American lineage, including squash, corn, avocado, chocolate, and many varieties of beans. Even the so-called “Irish potato” was unknown in Europe before the fifteenth century. It was actually domesticated in the Andean highlands of Bolivia and Peru.
Assorted from the facts provided from “25 Amazing Facts About Food” by Mike Adams and David Guiterrez of naturalnews.com