[Sca-cooks] peanuts

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Dec 23 07:11:43 PST 2009

Peanuts originated in South America, probably in Brazil and Peru. They  
were grown as far north as Mexico by the time the Spanish began their  
exploration of the New World. When the explorers returned to Spain,  
they brought peanuts with them. Later, traders were responsible for  
spreading peanuts to Africa and Asia.


On Dec 23, 2009, at 4:32 AM, Stefan li Rous wrote:

> (and no wiseacre remarks from the peanut gallery out there!!) Kiri
> But.....peanuts are a new world food! :)
> Sorry, I totally couldn't resist. Apparently I'm in a very festive  
> and silly mood.
> In joyous service,  Raffaella
> =============
> Uh, I don't think that is correct. Aren't peanuts actually from  
> Africa?
> Stefan

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