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Re: On the subject of fruits....

Poster: Annejke@prodigy.com (MS MARTHA L WALLENHORST)

> > As long as we're talking about fruits, does anyone know what kind 

> > of citrus fruits were available in Europe before the discovery of 

> > the New World. (I ask, because I am a fan of cirtus and would 
> > to know, and also because I watched 1492 on tape over the weekend,
> > and the opening scene had Columbus eating what looked like an 
> > orange....) 

Yes, Valencia oranges are period.  You can find several recipes and 
references to them.  You can also find tax records in the harbor 
records of Amsterdam in the late 1500's for pineapple and coconutes, 
besides oranges.

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