Are bananas from Africa?

Where Are Bananas Grown? Bananas and other tropical fruit like pineapples are grown in the tropical regions of Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.

Are bananas native to Africa?

For people living in the tropics, bananas can be vital to daily survival. This is particularly true in Africa, which has very few native domesticable plants. … Until recently, most African scholars assumed that the banana, which is native to New Guinea, was not introduced into Africa earlier than about 2000 years ago.

Are bananas originally from America?

Bananas are indigenous to Asia and The Middle East. They were brought to the new world in the 15th and 16th century. Banana plantations started to pop up in Latin America and The Caribbean. It was after the Civil War in America from 1861 to 1865 that Americans started to have a taste for Bananas.

What foods came from Africa to America?

Enslaved Africans also brought watermelon, okra, yams, black-eyed peas and some peppers. These foods are commonly eaten in the U.S. today.

How old are apples in the grocery store?

The average supermarket apple is over a year old

In a warehouse setting, they often sit at least 9 to 12 month, and one investigation showed that, on average, apples are 14 months old.

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What fruit is native to Africa?

For probably as long as people have lived in Africa, they have eaten culturally and traditionally important indigenous fruits such as baobab, desert date, black plum, and tamarind.

What language did the African slaves speak?

In the English colonies Africans spoke an English-based Atlantic Creole, generally called plantation creole. Low Country Africans spoke an English-based creole that came to be called Gullah.

What did slaves eat?

Weekly food rations — usually corn meal, lard, some meat, molasses, peas, greens, and flour — were distributed every Saturday. Vegetable patches or gardens, if permitted by the owner, supplied fresh produce to add to the rations. Morning meals were prepared and consumed at daybreak in the slaves’ cabins.

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