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¡ PANZA LLENA CORAZON CONTENTO! Nativos alimentos de Las Americas al Mundo.
“The history of chocolate begins in Mesoamerica. Chocolate, the fermented, roasted, and ground beans of the Theobroma cacao, can be traced to the Central American people, with evidence of cacao beverages dating back to 1900 BC.”Theobroma cacao
“Pineapples are indigenous to South America and probably originated from the area between Southern Brazil and Paraguay; however, it is important to note that little is known about the origin of the domesticated pineapple (Pickersgill, 1976). “
It is evident from miscellaneous reports by Spanish Conquistadores that, at the time of the Spanish conquest, avocados were grown from northern Mexico south through Central America into north-western South America and south in the Andean region as far as Peru (where the avocado had been introduced shortly before the conquest), as well as into the Andean region of Venezuela.
“ Quinoa originated in the Andean region of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru, where it was successfully domesticated 3,000 to 4,000 years ago for human consumption, though archeological evidence shows a non-domesticated association with pastoral herding some 5,200 to 7,000 years ago. “AndeanEcuadorBoliviaColombiaPeru
“Potatoes were introduced outside the Andes region four centuries ago, and have become an integral part of much of the world's cuisine. It is the world's fourth-largest food crop, following rice, wheat and maize.  Long-term storage of potatoes requires specialized care in cold warehouses. “ricewheatmaize 
“The ancestral form of the cultivated tomato was originally confined to the Peru-Ecuador area. After spreading north possibly as a weed in pre-Columbian times it was not extensively domesticated until it reached Mexico, and from there the cultivated forms were disseminated. “
“The exact origin of corn is unknown as the plant is found only under cultivation. The probable center off origin is the Central American and Mexico region.”