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Yellow Pepper (Capsicum Baccatum)

 

yellow pepper

Yellow pepper : Origin

Yellow pepper or Aji Amarillo, as well as other members of the Baccatum specie, is native to South and Central America and have been cultivated for over 7,000 years. The region of Peru and Bolivia is one of the two centers of origin with greater chili genetic diversity, which has been present in the life of the inhabitants of these areas for a long time. In Peru , back to the times of the pre-Inca cultures, pepper was used not only in preparing their food , being one of the most important components of their diet, but also part of his art culture , and even use it for religion purposes.
The record of the oldest archaeological remains that prove the existence of chili in Peru, were found in the Cueva Guitarrero in the province of Yungay, Ancash region, dating back to about 8,000 BC .There is evidence showing the use of peppers in ancient Peru, as the remains found at Huaca Prieta, an archaeological site dating from 2,500 BC, located in the valley of Chicama, La Libertad department.

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    October 1, 2015
    ORIGIN: Aji Amarillo, as well as other members of the Baccatum specie, is native to South and Central America and have been cultivated for over 7,000 years...
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    October 1, 2015
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    October 1, 2015
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    October 1, 2015
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    October 1, 2015
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