As in pre-colonial Africa, common women ran local food markets in the Aztec Empire and thereafter. Women entrepreneurs sold lizards, fish, deer, mole, various species of corn, cactus, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, fruits, nuts, coconuts, grains, mushrooms, and insects which served as a popular source of protein.
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