15 Indigenous Foods That Have Gone Mainstream


Foodies are always looking for the next big thing in food: The newest discovery, the hidden gem, and the tastiest obscure options. Health nuts quickly jump from one superfood to the next, claiming each is the key to great health and longevity. But while foods are being Columbused, we often forget these foods now deemed trendy have actually been around for ages; discovered by someone way before that hot food blogger decided it was cool. On top of that, they were available inexpensively or sometimes even for free. How ironic is it that with food prices sky-rocketing, the people who have always relied on these foods and introduced them to the world — many being of indigenous ancestry — can barely afford them anymore. Let’s take a look at some of these foods, now loved by hipsters, that are actually indigenous and Latin American in origin.

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