What did Columbus find when he Landed?

Native Americans, and their native foods, including spices that differed from those he had expected to find in "China".

Colombus brought back to Spain the previously unknown tobacco plant, the pineapple fruit, the turkey, and what became indispensable to sailors : the hammock, or rope bed. Instead of the black pepper of the East, he found a similar condiment in the chili pepper, widely used in native cooking.