by: Ayinde Summey
The most important crop that was grown was maize, more commonly known as corn. Maize was used to make corn beer or chicha, which is what the Incas called it. Chicha was drank regularly and for religious ceremonies. Potatoes or quinoa were grown and were a good source of protein. Beans, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chili Peppers, Avocados, and Peanuts were grown spanning from Inca living in high and low altitudes.
Agriculture helped the Inca mainly by feeding the people. It also showed respect to the king by having special food given to him such as fish which was already explained. People also used agriculture to pay tribute to the community as a whole.