[Sca-cooks] peanuts

Jim and Andi jimandandi at cox.net
Wed Dec 30 07:35:39 PST 2009

That is so interesting! I also thought peanuts were from Africa!

Wikipedia has a cool Peruvian artifact of a peanut dating from 300AD.

Thank you for this information!


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The peanut (Arachis hypogaea) originates in South America, primarily in
Brazil.  The Portuguese introduced it into Africa in the 16th Century
and it appears to have been later introduced into North America via the
slave trade.

> Uh, I don't think that is correct. Aren't peanuts actually from
> Stefan 
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