Different countries in the world have different styles of cooking, different ways of plating, and different ingredients that they prefer. However, there are some foods that many countries love that they wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for America (we include North, Central, and South). You will be surprised to see which foods are on this list of American native food that the world loves.
Yes, you read right. The world would be a completely different place if there were no chocolate. Just imagine that world for a minute. Chocolate is made from the seeds of the cacao tree which are native to South America. Thousands of years ago, the Mayans and the Aztecs used the cacao beans to make a drink that they flavoured with chili peppers. They used it a bit different than we do today, but boy are we glad they started it.
Peppers, both sweet and hot, were first planted by the Native Americans more than 10 000 years ago. Today, peppers are a key part of many spices and dishes and you will be hard-pressed to find a restaurant who doesn’t use them in some form. Chili peppers were originally planted from Peru to New Mexico.
This is another healthy and delicious food that we need to be thanked for. When America was discovered they found pineapples in the American tropics. Pineapples are very healthy because of their fat-burning enzymes. The Native Americans used them to tenderize meat.
The avocado tree is native to Mexico and Central America. Avocados are some of the best foods to eat and many dieticians and health experts recommend eating them. Chefs around the world love using avo in their dishes.
We can also add vanilla, peanuts, corn, tomatoes, and potatoes to this list. Without these foods, the way we enjoy food and the recipes that people use would look much different. Some of these foods have become staples and most of them are loved all around the world.