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Where do tomatoes come from? South America

By |2018-04-20T00:18:42+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Food, South America|

History of tomatoes: Wild tomatoes Wild tomatoes in the Andes The earliest tomatoes were little sour berries. They grew on low bushes in dry, sunny places in the Andes mountains in South America, beginning about 350 million years ago. Tomato plants are related to nightshade, which is poisonous. So the leaves and stems [...]

Where do peanuts come from? South America

By |2018-10-30T09:57:34+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Food, South America|

History of peanuts: a wild peanut plant growing in sandy soil Wild peanuts Wild peanuts evolved about the same time as other flowering plants, about 350 million years ago. They're a low-growing shrub, like other South American plants such as potatoes or tomatoes. But peanuts aren't related to potatoes or tomatoes. Instead, peanuts are [...]