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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


November 17, 2001 - Issue 49


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Native American Plant Gifts to the World


 by Vicki Lockard


We eat more Native American foods today than foods from any other continent. Consider these Native foods and meals:



Corn (maize):
Grits, Popcorn, Hominy, Chips, Bread, Succotash, Tortillas, Syrup, Hush puppies ... CORN-ON-THE-COB

Chips, French Fries, Mashed, Baked, Boiled, Hash Browns

Sweet Potato




Kidney, Butter, Snap, String, Lima, Navy, Pole, Pinto
Berry (47 kinds of Native berries have been identified):
Blueberry, Elderberry, Gooseberry, Blackberry, Strawberry, Cranberry
Hickory, Brazil, Black Walnut, Butternut, Sunflower, Peanut, Pecan, Cashew
Spaghetti Sauce, Salsa, Juice ... PIZZA SAUCE
Cocoa/Chocolate, Tapioca, Pawpaw/Custard, Maple Sugar and Syrup

Paprika, Vanilla, Wintergreen, Allspice, Cayenne, Chili Peppers

Apples, Pineapple, Passion fruit/Maysop, Papaya
Bell Pepper, Banana Pepper, Sweet Pepper
AND, don't forget about all of the medicines that Native American plants have made possible.

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