The Earthy Goodness of Chayote
The conquest of the Aztec and Mayan civilizations by the Spanish led to the disappearance of many native foods. They disappeared because the priests and the conquistadors made it illegal for the natives to grow their own food. This helped conquer and humiliate an entire population. The conversion to Christianity was well on its way with the methodology employed. More importantly, the Spaniards obtained land to grow wheat, a food imported into the Americas.