My research paper will be about Puerto Rico and its importance to the spanish language. It is located in the Caribbean sea, southeast of Florida. It is home to many US citizens in its beautiful tropic landscape. In this paper I will explain the important aspects of the Puerto Rican government, the people, and the lovely food.
The capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan. Puerto Rico is a United States Territory under commonwealth status. Some of the major differences between the 50 states of the US and Puerto Rico is that Puerto Rico does not share the same federal tax, but does have similar government income-tax rates. Puerto Rico does have authority over its internal affairs. Also Puerto Ricans cannot vote in Presidential or…show more content… The Spanish colonists provided an entire new selection of food to the Taino's. The spanish conquistadors brought pigs, chicken,many new vegetables, wheat and sugar cane. These new items of food from the spanish had a major impact of modern day Puerto Rico food. Another group of people to influence the food of Puerto Rico was the African slaves. Juan Garrido was a free African Spaniard man who was the first African to live in Puerto Rico. Garrido was the first person that taught the Taino's who to grow wheat properly. Africans are believed to be the ones that brought rice into the Taino diet. A Puerto Rican breakfast mainly consists of some sort of pastry or bread and a coffee and milk. Breakfast is not major meal in the Puerto Rican diet. Two pastries are Mallorca and quesito. Mallorca is a light pastry bread with sprinkled sugar on it. Quesito is a common pastry. It is a flaky, puff pastry wrapped around sweetened cream cheese. It is extremely delicious. No Latin American breakfast would be complete without a cafe con leche. Appetizers play a major role in Puerto Rican food. Tostones are fried plantains. A plantain is a long green banana. Bananas are a main Puerto Rican food. ANother popular Puerto Rican food is Mofongo. Mofongo is a mashed mound of plantains. Seafood, meat, or vegetables is added to this dish. It is usually made with fried green plantains that are mashed together in a pilÃ³n (a mashing utensil),