Re: Optimal Eating (Herbivors and Veganing)

From: scerir (
Date: Thu Nov 02 2000 - 07:57:21 MST

Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
Corn as we are dicussing is Maize, which was developed from crossbreeding
a teosinte variant with some other plants (which are all exclusive to the
New World). The large ear maize we think of now is largely the result of
manipulation by europeans since they arrived in the new world.

Oh yes. Maize (Zea Mays) comes from the New World (aliisque Americae
vicinis insulis).

So Remberto Dedoneo in "Frumentorun leguminumpalustrum
et acquaticum herbarum ac eorum quae eo pertinet historia",
publ. Cristoforo Plantini, Antwerpten, 1566.

"Ex Asia, quae Turcorum Imperatori paret, invectum creditur,
atque inde Turcico frumenta nomen (...) Non tandem ex Asia
aut oriente, sed ab occidente et ex Fortunatis *aliisque Americae
vicinis insulis*, atque ex ipsius Americae nonnullis provinciis allatum
ubi et seritur et MAIZUM sive MAIZIUM nuncupatur".

But also C. Colombo, writing from Fernandina (Long Island),
october 1492, the 16th, said that people there was eating a bread
made from PANIZO. Colombo brought that panizo to Spain.

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