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blonde girl on a field of sunflowers

Blonde Girl On A Field Of Sunflowers

History
The sunflower is native to the Central Americas. The evidence thus far is that it was first domesticated in Mesoamerica, present day Mexico, by at least 2600 BC. It may have been domesticated a second time in the middle Mississippi Valley, or been introduced there from Mexico at an early date, as maize was. The earliest known examples a fully domesticated sunflower north Mexico have been found in Tennessee and date to around 2300 BC. Many indigenous American peoples used the sunflower as the symbol their solar deity, including the Aztecs and the Otomi Mexico and the Incas in South America. Francisco Pizarro was the first European to encounter the sunflower in Tahuantinsuyo, Peru. Gold images the flower, as well as seeds, were taken back to Spain early in the 16th century. Some researchers argue that the Spaniards tried to suppress cultivation the sunflower because its association with solar religion and warfare.
During the 18th century, the use sunflower oil became very popular in Europe, particularly with members the Russian Orthodox Church because sunflower oil was one the few oils that was not prohibited during Lent, according to some fasting traditions.

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