Thursday, April 18, 2013

Food Markets In The Aztec Empire

A Diego Rivera mural of a market in ancient Mexico City during the Aztec Empire
As in pre-colonial Africa, common women ran local food markets in the Aztec Empire and thereafter. Women entrepreneurs sold lizards, fish, deer, mole, various species of corn, cactus, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, fruits, nuts, coconuts, grains, mushrooms, and insects which served as a popular source of protein. 

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