Many foods from African do turn out to have African names
Marcgraf (image to right) gave Africans and Native Americans authority to name plants
Europeans didn't notice differences, such as between the peanut and the ground nut
bambara groundnut
peanuts were explored as an oil source to substitute for olive oil

African practices for sustainable farming, particularly interplanting

in some cases Europeans turned African subsistence crops into cash crops, mostly sold as food for slaves and poor people (rice was an important food in Italy from early modern times

species of rice