FUN FACTS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA (3)

Think you know potatoes???

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Chile and Peru both battle it out to be known as the birthplace of the potato.  There is, however, scientific evidence that potatoes were domesticated as early as 10,000 years ago in the High Andes of southeastern Peru and northwestern Bolivia.

Check out this link to Lima Easy to find out more about a food that has become a staple in many countries and cultures. Or better yet, are your ready to plan your next trip… to Peru? You should check out this 10-day itinerary from the lovely folks over at ETramping Adventure Travel Blog.

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3 Comments

  1. ambroseandelsie February 26, 2019 at 11:46 am

    That is so interesting. Usually, when a person mentions potatoes, I think of Idaho or at the very most Ireland. I had no idea that they originated in South America.

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    1. K D February 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      Yup. I knew there were several varieties but thousands???!!! Lol. Although some look so very very very different from anything I would think to label a potato!

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      1. ambroseandelsie February 27, 2019 at 2:03 pm

        It is amazing to think that there are so many different kinds.

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