Wheat from the Old World

  • 800px-Intikawan_Amantani409px-USDA_wheatPictured above is a terrace on Taquile from Inca Era where wheat, potatoes and quinoa were grown and to the left are what raw wheat looks like and the food produced from wheat
  • Wheat was less productive in amount of area of land in Europe
  • Unsuccessful to grow in tropics of Americas but best establishment were in Mexico, Peru and Central Caribbean
  • European Weeds were more used for uprooting rather than cultivation at first
  • Oats were more popular with Northern Europeans,  since they were able to acclimate with cooler and diverse climates of North America
  • Native Americans kept using corn, they were reluctant to using wheat, rye or oats; any foreign ingredients from Europeans
  • During the mid 1500s both regions produced enough to supply to Spanish colonies
  • In the southern climates, hybrid red oats was discovered to be best for winter cultivation
  • Very popular mostly used for bread and baking

Therefore Wheat has changed the way Native Americans, North Americans , and  Europeans eat and provide for their families. As time went on wheat was found to be used  constantly and  gained popularity for the variety of food available.

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