[Sca-cooks] Banana Recipe
t.d.decker at att.net
Tue Jul 20 05:24:10 PDT 2010
c. 500 C.E. —
Introduction to Africa from Indonesia (via Madagascar)
c. 1000 C.E. —
Distribution throughout Polynesia and introduction to Mediterranean
areas during Muslim expansion
Introduction to the Canary Islands from West Africa
First recorded introduction to the New World (Santo Domingo) from the
They can push that 500 CE date back to about 800 BCE and probably further.
Archeological excavation has demonstrated that banana cultivation in Africa
has been around a lot longer than previously thought.
The introduction of bananas into the Canary Islands is probabaly between
1425, when the Portuguese claimed the islands and 1479, when the Spanish
landed to take the islands from Portugal.
1516. For some reason I keep remembering the date as 1517, although 1516
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