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23 06, 2017

Where does squash come from? Central America

By |2018-04-20T00:09:03-07:00June 23rd, 2017|Central America, Food|0 Comments

Squash history: Pumpkins growing Where is squash from? Squash is the fruit of a vine plant that grows wild in Central America. Squash probably evolved around the same time as the other flowering plants, about 350 million years ago. It's related to cucumbers, melons and gourds that grew in Africa, Europe, and Asia. [...]

24 05, 2017

African Food and Colonization

By |2017-10-02T15:20:44-07:00May 24th, 2017|Africa, Food|0 Comments

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 [...]