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Based on the descriptions, name these crops that are native to the Americas.
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Staple crop of the Aztecs
The Aztecs and Mayans drank it;
We eat it for dessert
Spicy food that has been weaponized
What the Italians call pomodoro
Staple crop of Ireland
Berry that grows in bogs
Fatty green fruit native to Mexico
Sir Walter Raleigh popularized
this addictive substance in England
What tequila is made from
Pablo Escobar's favorite plant
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PiƱa colada ingredient
Its seeds are chewed by baseball players
Popular ice cream flavor
Key component of a Thanksgiving dessert
Sugary tree sap product
Tree sap product used in tires
and contraceptives
Bean named after a South American capital
Mountain berry referenced in "Moon River"
What Jimmy Carter farmed
Large fruit with orange flesh and
lots of black seeds
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(71)
oh jeez...pomodoro literally means smelly apple...I was racking my brain trying to come up with something that is like an apple but with a strong smell. Never landed on tomato...wow.
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Aug 11, 2014
(71)
Ha! 'Pomodoro' literally translates as 'apple of gold'. They were called that because they were originally yellow, not red.
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Aug 12, 2014
(43)
Wait, what? There's another tree sap product that's better known for being used in contraceptives, and that's latex.
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Aug 18, 2014
Added tires to the question to avoid confusion.
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Aug 19, 2014
(69)
rubber (derived from trees) isn't used in either tires or contraceptives anymore these days.
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Aug 24, 2014
(48)
Not entirely true. The more industrial the tire, the more often it's manufactured more (or entirely) of actual rubber. Cargo truck tires are often ~50% true rubber. Aircraft tires are often 100% true rubber.
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Jul 6, 2017
(56)
Rubber sap IS a latex. Latex is a generic term for the milky sap of any plant which coagulates on contact with air, such as rubber, poppy, spurge etc.
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Jan 15, 2016
(69)
Missed huckleberry. Almost missed cranberry, too, but then the clue about Thanksgiving dessert led me to guess that.
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Aug 24, 2014
(71)
Had to sing Moon River nearly all the way through before I got it. Thank you, Andy.
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Aug 24, 2014
(66)
Just saw the Simpsons episode where Bart, Nelson, Milhouse, and Martin go to an Andy Williams concert and he sings Moon River. :D
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Aug 25, 2014
(56)
Mustard seeds could also be spicy food that has been weaponized.
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Aug 24, 2014
(61)
Mustard's not native to the New World.
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Aug 24, 2014
(76)
Cranberries aren't exclusively a new world crop. Wikipedia states 3 or 4 different varieties of cranberry, 2 of which are also found in Eurasia. We'd still have them even without Columbus.
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Aug 24, 2014
(54)
Could pawpaw be added as an alternative for papaya, please?
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Aug 25, 2014
(44)
Definitely hard to imagine cooking before the 1600's with damn near all our modern staples being from the Americas! Also, I'd have added green beans and squash. Also not native to the Old world.
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Nov 30, 2016
(55)
Only missed tequila and Pablo Escobar who I'd never heard of.
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Jul 3, 2017
(64)
there's a good series on netflix about him... not necessarily accurate, but it's a good show none the less.
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Jul 3, 2017
(47)
I never knew Escobar was a botanist!
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Jul 3, 2017
(51)
Could you make 'syrup' an acceptable answer for 'maple syrup?'
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Jul 3, 2017
(46)
Maple trees are what's native to the Americas. Syrup is any sugary like substance... So no, kind of need both.
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Jul 3, 2017
(66)
Most of maple species are actually native to the old world, but they don't have enough sugar to be commercially useful.
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Jul 5, 2017
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I'm not sure ''Maple Syrup'' is a crop...
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Jul 10, 2017
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