Expanded Discussion of The HAB Theory |
Historical Origin of Fruits and Vegetables
The seats of origin of most of the world's
important staple vegetables and fruits are the
Sumatra-Malaysia area, and the Ecuador-Peru
area. Most of our fruits have originated, as
best as can be determined, from a large radius
of southern Asia, of which the Malay
Archipelago appears to be the hub. These
include fruits such as cherries, pears,
apples, plums, olives, figs and grapes.
Others, too, perhaps -- apricots and peaches,
citrus fruits, bananas, coconuts and mango.
On the other hand, the basic vegetables seem
to have originated primarily in the upper
Andes -- Ecuador and Peru, as mentioned, but
also Bolivia and upper Chile. They would
include both white potatoes and sweet
potatoes, yams, maize, numerous beans
including Lima and navy beans, pumpkins,
squash, peppers, and many others.
It has never been clearly explained before,
but there were cobs and kernels of popcorn
found in ancient Peruvian burial grounds which
were thought to be unique to the world until,
some years later, identical species of popcorn
were found in ancient urns buried in the Naga
Hills in the border country of Burma and Siam.
This has been a very uncomfortable
Is there any botanical evidence existing which
links such fruits and vegetables to Egypt?
The fruits and vegetables found there now came
to that land as they came to Europe and North
America -- transported there by migrating
Is it not possible, then, that an Egypt
originally having a cold climate might explain
why early Egypt, as we know it, had virtually
no such fruits and vegetables?
Is it not strange that in one of the pivotal
areas, South America, we find another ancient
civilization, the Inca's, which, precisely
like the Egyptian civilization, seems to have
drawn its early cultural and technological
level from a source it could never quite
emulate, and which it was unable to maintain?
Both the cultures of Egypt and Peru seem to
parallel one another in being the slowly dying
remnants of much greater civilizations of
which we have no knowledge.