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New World or Old World Crop Part 1: Cereals and Tubers

Do you know the history of the foods you eat every day? Some crops were domesticated in the New World (the Americas) and unknown to the Old World (Africa, Asia and Europe) until the Columbian exchange. This holds the other way around too. But which crop came from which world?
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Last updated: November 25, 2020
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1. Rice
New World
Old World
Originally from East Asia
2. Sweet potato
New World
Old World
Originally from Mesoamerica and/or South America. Also encountered in Polynesia before the Columbian exchange
3. Cassava
New World
Old World
Originally from South America
4. Sorghum
New World
Old World
Originally from West Africa
5. Potato
New World
Old World
Originally from South America
6. Wheat
New World
Old World
Originally from West Asia
7. Maize (corn)
New World
Old World
Originally from Mesoamerica
8. Millet
New World
Old World
Originally from West Africa
9. Quinoa
New World
Old World
Originally from South America
10. Rye
New World
Old World
Originally from West Asia
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