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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Food of the enslaved Part 2

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Food of the enslaved Part 2
by KEVIN DOWNIE,

ACCORDING TO JOSEPH HOLLOWAY, the major crops that were brought from Africa during the transatlantic slave trade included rice, okra, tania (yam), black-eyed peas, kidney and lima beans.
It had been documented that in 1687 a physician, Sir Hans Sloane, who was living in the West Indies at the time, found these crops growing on Jamaica. Other crops that were brought from Africa were peanuts, millet, sorghum, guinea melon, watermelon, and sesame (benne).

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http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/77694/black-history-food-enslaved

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and they brought it from there to the States!
jollof "red rice", homemade benne seed candy & peanut brittle, gingerbeer, gumbo, field peas with snaps & the cow peas_ yes, sending a big Thank You to the Ancestors! on a very cold day :) _t.b.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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