Talk:New World foods

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is lime really out of period?

A couple of people have told me its OOP but not that it is a new world food. http://www.foodreference.com/html/artkeylimes.html - Tobin 20:38, 5 Sep 2003 (EST)

thanks. I wouldn't trust this reference alone, but if it says it made it back to europe with the crusaders, I'd assume that lime (ok different varieties, but the same applies to apples), are as period as lemmons. hmmm. Might need a page edit there. (if I can be bothered seeking a better substantiated source). Tif.


  • In Re Coconuts: They do show up, or at least the shells do, in later medieval Europe, I have no recollection of any indication that they were eaten in Europe before 1600. So, "New World" is not correct, but "Not Food" is also probably correct. I'm not sure if there is or ought to be a way to indicate such things. AlexandreDavigne 23:52, 11 February 2010 (EST)