Modern Diet Series

Hear the Sweet Bell Pepper the Air

Native to Mesoamerica

JM Heatherly
The Daily Cuppa Grande
3 min readMay 11, 2024

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History

European conquerors noticed the spice of native foods. Columbus assumed he was in India. But, these were not the flavors of the peppercorn.

The Aztecs cooked a chili-seasoned stew, for example. During the Columbian Exchange, seeds and plants…

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JM Heatherly
The Daily Cuppa Grande

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