Unformatted text preview: asparagus . Green beans were grown in North and South America. M Cámara, 2006 Potatoes originated in South America and were taken to England and Europe by explorer Francis Drake in the 1500s. At first people didn't eat them, they just grew the plant because they thought it looked pretty! Spinach was first grown in Persia (Iran). Sweet corn was given to explorer Christopher Columbus by the people of Cuba in the 1492. He took the plant back to Spain. Also Tomatoes come from South America and Spanish explorers took them to Europe in the 1500s. M Cámara, 2006 Newcomers: Broccoli Brussels sprouts celery THE WAY WE EAT VEGGIES : At least since Greeks fruits were eaten as a dessert. Middle ages # salads Boiled vegetables # 17th century France...
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