Chilies (was Re: Tobacco)

Mariana Caixeiro naniji at MAIL.TELEPAC.PT
Fri Sep 12 23:08:26 UTC 1997

Pratap Kumar wrote:
> Well India had pepper (black) before they got chillies from possibly
> Mexico.
> Pratap
> On Fri, 5 Sep 1997 Hrid at wrote:
> > If chillies come from elsewhere, does that mean that all that hot hot Indian
> > food is not "original"?
> >
> >
According to my botanical books it is not at all sure that chillies came
from South America to the old world but that they were indigenous in
South Asia as well.

Ditte Bandini-Koenig
Dr. Ditte Bandini

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