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Fruits, tropical
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Consumption of fresh fruit remained generally low into the second half of the 19th century (see Fruit; Food) [16. 234]. In the early modern era, tropical fruits were treated as a separate product; they enriched the quality of cuisine and imparted an element of creativity and luxury to early modern era food culture. Products such as bananas, pineapples, avocados, pomegranates, persimmons, lych…

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Sanz Lafuente, Gloria, “Fruits, tropical”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 05 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028518>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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