Navigation Links
Spicy Cuisine Originated in Mexico 1,500 Years Ago

The spicy Mexican cuisine, which is one of the world's tastiest and most popular, may be nearly 1,500 years old, say scientists at the Smithsonian Institution .

Linda Perry of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History says that as early as 1,500 years ago, Pre-Columbian inhabitants of southern Mexico enjoyed a spicy fare similar to Mexican cuisine today.

The new finding, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is based on an analysis of plant remains from two caves in the region, which yielded 10 different cultivars of chilli pepper.

"This analysis demonstrates that chillies in Mexican food have been numerous and complex for a long period of time. It reveals a great antiquity for the Mexican cuisine that we're familiar with today," said Perry, the lead author of the study.

In the course of study, desiccated plant remains from excavations in Guila Naquitz and Silvia's Cave, two dry rock shelters near Mitla in the Valley of Oaxaca, were studied.

Guila Naquitz is famous for its well-preserved plant remains, dating back to the beginnings of squash cultivation in Mexico some 10,000 years ago. Arid conditions through the centuries prevented decay of the crop remains, which include corn, squash, beans, avocados and chilli peppers.

The study was focused on the two upper layers of ash and debris, known as Zone "A" and "Super-A," spanning the period circa A.D. 500-1500. Perry distinguished different cultivars among the abundantly preserved chilli peppers, a type of analysis that had not been completed on ancient Mexican chilies.

The researcher found that peppers from Guila Naquitz included at least seven different cultivars, while peppers from the smaller sample in Silvia's cave represented three cultivars.

Perry, however, is yet to confirm whether the cultivars found in the caves correspond to modern varieties, or whether
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Eating Spicy Food Daily Could Kill Cancer Cells
2. Spicy Pepper Remedy Equalizes Spring Pollen Allergies
3. Modern Medicine Originated in Egypt, Not Greece
4. Race Based Genome Project Launched By Mexico
5. Mexico and US border attain a new outlook due to BiNational Sustainability Laboratory
6. New Mexico State Hospitals Information Website
7. New Mexico Debates Over Forcing Mentally Ill People To Seek Treatment
8. Mexico Ministry: No Bird Flu Infection Across US Border
9. Crisis Of Bubonic Plague In New Mexico
10. Legalization of Abortion in Mexico City Raises Heckles
11. Wal-Mart Mexico Makes Shelf Space for Inexpensive Generic Drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Spicy Cuisine Originated Mexico Years Ago

(Date:5/30/2015)... May 30, 2015 San Luis ... she is offering a free analysis and consultation for ... coincides with Disability Awareness Month, which was created by ... across the United States such as Polk recognize the ... awareness about the possibility of disability, as well as ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... May 30, 2015 “ Milli the Snail ... AppWatch, which takes a look at the latest and coolest ... Toohey, the host of AppWatch and technology expert, conducted the ... aesthetic game that engages and educates children. , Interactive mobile ... not all the content and games they are playing are ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Tustin, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 Displays ... manufacturer that has lowered the price of hanging signs ... affordable. Hanging signs that hang down from ceiling rigging points ... all over the trade show floor. These signs are ... While there are additional costs for installation and dismantle labor ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 29, 2015 What does community ... Denver Foundation, community comes together to plant gardens, to ... neighborhoods and awareness of critical issues. Community invites everyone ... and beyond. , "What Community Does" was commissioned by ... in Colorado, and released during the foundation’s Annual Celebration ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 29, 2015 John A. Gennaro, ... Cincinnati , The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is ... as the new director of the Cincinnati VA Medical ... to more than 43,000 unique Veterans annually and an ... 2,000 staff, CVAMC is a two-division campus located in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:San Luis Obispo Insurance Agent Susan Polk Offering Complementary Insurance Analysis In Honor Of Disability Awareness Month 2Health News:An Aesthetic Game that Engages and Educates Children was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:Displays and Exhibits Announces New Hanging Sign Supplier 2Health News:What Community Does: A New Video from The Denver Foundation 2Health News:VA Healthcare System of Ohio Network Announces New Medical Center Director 2
... consumption, the less shrinkage of chromosome component, research shows ... have uncovered at least one of the reasons why omega-3 ... omega-3 that patients with coronary heart disease consumed, the slower ... a chromosome that get shorter the more times a cell ...
... , PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti , ... Oxfam is working to overcome the challenges of delivering aid ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO ) , Although aid is beginning ... Haitian and international staff, the logistical challenges combined with a ...
... , PARAMUS, N.J. , Jan. 19 ... stockholders at 10:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, January 21, ... Brook, New Jersey 07663.  Stockholders of record at the close of ... vote on all matters that properly come before the meeting. , ...
... research at Rhode Island Hospital has identified a treatment in ... diagnosed, offer a poor prognosis and relatively short life expectancy. ... chemotherapy, researchers were able to inhibit tumor growth and achieve ... are published in the Journal of Oncology . ...
... ... to a larger facility to better serve their customers. , ... Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) January 19, 2010 -- ... reputation for outstanding customer service, contributed to a rapid growth in sales for the ...
... , MORRISTOWN, N.J. , Jan. 19 ... a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, today confirmed that its subsidiary, ... (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking ... the expiration of U.S. Patent No. 5,827,529.  Watson,s lidocaine topical ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Shedding Light on Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help the Heart 2Health News:Shedding Light on Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help the Heart 3Health News:Haiti Earthquake: One Week Later, Aid Agencies Facing Challenges 2Health News:Smart Balance to Hold Special Meeting of Stockholders on January 21, 2010 2Health News:Researchers find a treatment for deadly brain tumor 2Health News:Nutricap Labs Energizes 2010 with Move to More Advanced GMP Certified Facility 2Health News:Watson Confirms Filing of FDA Application for Generic Lidoderm(R) 2Health News:Watson Confirms Filing of FDA Application for Generic Lidoderm(R) 3
(Date:5/29/2015)... , May 29, 2015 LifeNet Health plans ... hiring for 2015 to more than 160 people. ... demand for LifeNet Health,s innovative bio-implants, which are being ... patients to be served. It also is a reflection ... "The growth and success of LifeNet Health ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Surgical/Operating Microscopes Market by Application & ... report to their offering.      (Logo: ... is poised to reach $806.6 million by 2020 ... of 12.3% from 2015 to 2020. , ,Major ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015  Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE ) announced ... will present at the JMP Securities Life Sciences Conference ... 23 rd , 2015 at 11:30am Eastern time.  ... live via webcast at: http://wsw.com/webcast/jmp27/hae ... is a global healthcare company dedicated to providing innovative ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:LifeNet Health to add more than 160 jobs in 2015 2Surgical/Operating Microscopes Market by Application & End User - Global Forecast to 2020 for the $806 Million Industry 2
... 8, 2011 Insmed Incorporated (Nasdaq CM: INSM), a biopharmaceutical ... ended June 30, 2011. Key Recent Highlights: ... data from the open-label phase 2 study of Arikace™ (liposomal ... patients with Pseudomonas lung infections Added ...
... 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Medical Technologies, Inc. (CMED) ... in-vitro diagnostic ("IVD") company, and Leica Biosystems, a division ... scientific instruments, today announced that they have established a ... automated FISH kits to be used on the Leica ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2011 2Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2011 3Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2011 4Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2011 5Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2011 6Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2011 7Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2011 8China Medical Technologies and Leica Microsystems Announce Collaboration 2China Medical Technologies and Leica Microsystems Announce Collaboration 3China Medical Technologies and Leica Microsystems Announce Collaboration 4
...
...
Bimod, acetabular cup "Xl" UHMWHDPE....
Metal on metal hip acetabular cups available for both cemented and cementless applications, the Biomet Merck metal on metal articulation hip system (M2aTM) combines proven materials with the latest i...
Medicine Products: