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Where are sweet potatoes from? Central America

By |2018-04-19T15:42:19+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Central America, Food|

Sweet potatoes People in both North America and South America ate lots of sweet potatoes. That's because sweet potatoes are very good for you. They have lots of calcium, potassium, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C, and your body needs all of those things. Plus, sweet potatoes taste good. They are very sweet, which [...]

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 [...]

Where do carrots come from? Central Asian food

By |2018-04-19T14:54:20+00:00June 20th, 2017|Central Asia, Food|

History of carrots: Wild carrots (Queen Anne's Lace) Carrots are from Central Asia Wild carrots probably evolved with the other flowering plants, about 360 million years ago in the Cretaceous period. Like apples, carrots are native to Central Asia, where there are many kinds of wild carrot. That's why horses, which come from [...]