|Many kinds of potatoes.|
The first Spaniards in the region - the band led by Francisco Pizarro, who landed
in 1532 - noticed Indians eating these strange, round objects and emulated them,
Potatoes spread throughout Europe - "By the end of the 18th century, potatoes had become ... a staple. Roughly 40% of the Irish ate no solid food other than potatoes."
Then, in 1845 the Great Potato Famine began - a potato blight and Colorado Beetle destroyed the potato crop with huge implications for the history of the United States of America. Want to know more?
*Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/How-the-Potato-Changed-the-World.html#ixzz24y0caYyR