Potatoes in Triangle Trade

-The potato originated in modern-day Southern Peru between 8000 and 5000 BC.

-The Irish used recipes such as Shepards Pie. The Chinese used shredded potatoes to make soups and stews. Lastly, the Europeans mixed rice with grated potatoes to make a type of "stir fry."

Europe: http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/starches/

China: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GCg6WVerT1s

Irish: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/irish-shepherds-pie/

-In the Inca Empire, the Aztec Empire, and ancient Rome, potatoes were cultivated and consumed.

-Potatoes influenced the world by being responsible for one-fourth of the world's population growth in the 18th and 19th century. It spread from its origins and became a staple crop in many countries.

Works Cited:

NHM. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2014. <http://www.nhm.ac.uk/resources/nature-online/life/plants-fungi/seeds-of-trade/images/maps/potato.gif>.

Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2014. <http://i1.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article824103.ece/alternates/s2197/Pile%20of%20raw%20unskinned%20potatoes>.

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