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The Origins of the Potato

August 3, 2018

My favorite vegetable, the potato, came from southern Peru, and extreme northwestern Bolivia, having been introduced to Europe by the Spanish in the 2nd have of the 16th century by the Spanish. Potatoes are indigenous to South America, as wild potatoes can be found throughout the Andes. Potatoes were starting to be cultivated 7,000-10,000 years ago, culminating in making over a thousand different species of potato. In 2014, China and India were leading the world with cultivating the potato. There are 5,000-potato varieties worldwide. The Spanish conquest of the Inca allowed them to bring the potato to Europe from 1700-1900.

The potato started off being viewed with suspicion by farmers but later, it became evident it would be an important staple from the year 1900 on. The potato remains a necessary food crop throughout the world in modern times. Potatoes are a starch, which can boost your serotonin levels. Potatoes can be helpful to ease anxiety although French fries can be particularly addicting along with causing weight gain. Not just potatoes raise serotonin, carbohydrates in general do. Oats is another way to raise your serotonin levels by eating Cheerios. Either way, there are ways to boost the effects of medication through diet.

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From → Anthropology, Cooking

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