Search This Blog

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Ancestor of Thanksgiving Food

Ancestor of 
Thanksgiving Food

https://68.media.tumblr.com/e18ef00678f01c1b6d5dad29d34c94ef/tumblr_oh2cmtuusN1smcc9to1_250.gif
by Adam Cole - NPR

Thousands of years of human breeding transformed wild species into the domesticated varieties we enjoy every year. 

https://68.media.tumblr.com/060f9b621f256105d776432f371420df/tumblr_oh2cmtuusN1smcc9to8_250.gif
Most of these foods were originally found in the Americas.

http://68.media.tumblr.com/20dc9b98d428b10ff8ae3184bbb7ec0d/tumblr_nydt4deYRw1t5fphqo5_1280.jpg

https://68.media.tumblr.com/060f9b621f256105d776432f371420df/tumblr_oh2cmtuusN1smcc9to8_250.gif
http://68.media.tumblr.com/31db51c4c2a1dfd077c241b6e81aacc9/tumblr_nydt4deYRw1t5fphqo2_540.jpg

The original domesticated carrots were purple. Carrots were bred to be orange by Dutch farmers in the 17th century, and then used as a political symbol of the ruling family - the House of Orange.
 
The ancestors of pumpkins were mainly eaten by mastodons and giant sloths - they were too bitter for smaller animals to stomach.


Turkeys were bred to have white plumage so their skin would be more uniform in color.

https://68.media.tumblr.com/340b8be1ebbd45656d621b20ee14aeae/tumblr_oh2cmtuusN1smcc9to7_250.gif

              



No comments: