Boiled and served with spicy stews and soups, this indigenous West African grain soon began appearing on the tables of masters as well as servants. Although rice cultivation was attempted by such 17th-century Virginia plantation owners as Governor Sir William Berkeley, it proved a more valuable cash crop to colonies further south.
Did You Know?
The bald eagle is the only eagle unique to North America. Its Latin scientific name, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, means sea (halo) eagle (aeetos) with a white (leukos) head (cephalus).