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Exhibit: Foods of the Americas

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Feast your senses on the bounty of the fall harvest at this special exhibit, where you’ll discover the cornucopia of food crops — from chocolate to quinoa — that originated in the Americas thousands of years ago. Visit the “marketplace” filled with produce that was first cultivated from the wild by ancient Mayan, Incan, and Aztec cultures, including corn, tomatoes, potatoes, chocolate, amaranth, oca, and quinoa. Learn the history, botany, and nutritional value of these important foods, which you can see growing in the garden’s collections: Crops of the World Garden, Tropical House, Mexico / Central American, and South American.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:00 am
Friday, October 18, 2013 4:00 pm
University of California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA, 94720
Free with Garden Admission
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