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Where does yuca root come from? South America

By |2018-04-19T15:22:44+00:00June 21st, 2017|Food, South America|

Yuca root history: Yuca plants after they're pulled up Yuca's from South America Yuca is a South American plant that probably first evolved around the same time as the other flowering plants, about 350 million years ago. When the first people walked south into what is now central Brazil, high up the Amazon [...]

African Food and Colonization

By |2017-10-02T15:20:44+00:00May 24th, 2017|Africa, Food|

Yuca plants after they're pulled up When Portuguese traders began to come to Africa around 1500 AD, they brought new foods with them from South America and Central America. They brought peanuts, which were popular in Africa because they were a lot like the ground-nuts that people already ate. Most Africans switched over [...]