How Globalization Helped the World's Countries Gain Their Signature Flavors

Kirstin Fawcett
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Along with bald eagles, baseball, and star-spangled flags, apple pie is considered to be quintessentially American. But if you take a close look at the dessert’s ingredients, you’ll notice that most of them weren't originally from North America. In fact, on average, over two-thirds of the calories consumed in each of the world’s countries come from crops or animals that were domesticated someplace else. Learn how foreign flavors traveled from Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and into your kitchen by watching MinuteEarth’s video below.