Peanuts Cultivation by Aztecs

Cultivation of Peanuts was by the Aztecs and the Mesoamerican people. On his first voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus and crew were the first Europeans to taste peanuts in 1492. The portuguese brought back the peanut, a legume (Archis Hypogaea) as a cheep food for slaves, from there they travelled to Asia where the Chinese and Thai incorporated it into their cuisine.

Date:
      1492
Name(s):
      Aztecs
Occupation:
      Farmers
Location:
      New World


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