What were some of the new food brought over from the Europe, Asia, and Africa to the Americas?

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Nov 7, 2017

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Rice, oranges, and other citrus and apples.barley, wheat, coffee,Tea As well as many sources of animal protein.

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The Americans relied mainly on maize for the starches. The Inca in Peru had potatoes. The Europeans brought over different sources of starch. like wheat, rice and barley.

The Europeans brought citrus from China, as well as apples adding to the sources of fruit. Citrus being very important as a source of vitamin C, preventing scurvy.
Drinks such as coffee from Africa, (Ethiopia) and Tea from China were favorite additions to the diet of the Americans.

The Americans had few domesticated animals. The Lamas for the Incas and dogs for the Aztecs. These animals were used for food,as well as beast of burden and hunting companions. The introduction of chickens, pigs, cows, and horses had a major impact on the cultures and diet of the Americans. ( Only the Apace. were known to eat horses.)

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Nov 5, 2017

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Mostly cattle and poultry (except turkey).

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But pigs and boars did not exist in America either, nor did horses. Granted, Americans do not eat horses, but Europeans did. Less and less now, but they certainly did in the 16th, 17th and 18 centuries.
In fact when I arrived in France in the early '70s equine butchers were present in all markets.
Also cervidae were not as abundant and varied as in Europe. Mostly the American species were limited to moose and reindeers.

Apples were also brought over. You know the legend of Johnny Appleseed? There are certainly a few more fruits and vegetables, but the exchange was certainly unequal and Europe profited more than its fair share.

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