They were also apart of the sugar cultivation led by the African slaves and they exported rum and molasses in exchange for pork, flour and pickled fish.
Now the Spanish came to Jamaica in the year and it was some years after they came they brought with them additional food items such as cattle, pigs, goats, horses and lard from animal fat.
Bammies can be served with sweet syrup or as a breakfast food. Most, if not all, meals were cooked on an old-time coal stove and baked products were produced in a brick oven.
The rich variety of local produce is used in stir fries and vegetable stews, which are often thickened and flavoured with coconut milk, lime juice and hot pepper. So in this case, coffee is also tea. The dishes of food are set on the table at once, and everyone takes whatever they like.
And Chinese immigration expresses itself in the popularity of sweet-sour dishes.
It was not until a generation later however, that the slaves touched the fruit. Perhaps the most widely known and beloved of Jamaican food is jerk.
Pak choy is also a vegetable originating out of China. Ital focuses on not only the nutritive value of food but also on its medicinal effects. These items added another wide variety to our cuisine and popular dishes such as escoveitched fish and peas and bean dishes were originated in Spain.
The vendor will then split the shell and offer a piece of it so you can eat the soft coconut meat inside. Blue Mountain coffee, grown in the interior, is a world famous export.