Did you know these fruits are foreigners ?

Today Guava(Psidium guajava), Pineapple(Ananas comosus), and Papaya(Carica papaya) are popular in almost all parts of the world. Do you know their origins are in Central and South America. Portuguese and Spanish merchants took them all over the world. These fruits first came to Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Later European merchants brought these fruits to Asia and Africa.

Today, India is the first in the production of guava. But guava came to India in the seventeenth century.

Papaya is a very popular fruit in India. Indians eat papaya as a vegetable and fruit. Today India is the largest producer of Papaya. It came to India in the sixteenth century.

Pineapple came to India in 1548 by Portuguese traders. Although many say that Pineapple was also used as a fruit in the Maurya and Gupta eras.

It proves that what we eat and wear is not our own. Our modern civilization is the combined civilization of all the civilizations of the world.

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