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1 (Press F5 for slideshow) Inca food(Press F5 for slideshow)What they ate and why.
2 meatsThe Incas ate meats rarely due to the lack of animals up in the mountainsFor protein the Inca ate things like guinea pigs, llamas, vicunas (camel relatives) and an occasional fish
3 veggiesIncas had and interesting assortment of vegetables including things like seaweed, amaranth (a type of grain), potatoes, a pumpkin relative called zapallo, peppers, peanuts and cornFun fact: the first potatoes were the size of a baby’s fist
4 fruitsThe Incas got a lot of their fruits from the rainforest and ate some of the fruits we eat todayThey ate bananas, plums, pineapples, lemons, limes, and many others too
5 Other foodsOther foods are a type of root called oca, honey, batata, anus, axi, oculla, guayabas, Pepina Lucama and bread made of cornFun fact: the Inca helped develop popcorn