Rye origins

Fun fact! Rye is believed to have originated in Southwestern Asia, but in the first millennia rye moved to Northern Europe before spreading to the rest of Europe.

Rye is believed to have originated in Southwestern Asia, but in the first millennia rye moved to Northern Europe before spreading to the rest of Europe. Rye was brought to North and South America in the 16th and 17th century by Europeans. From Europe, it eventually spread to Russia and Siberia. Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Australia, and South Africa.

Source: https://www.agmrc.org/commodities-products/grains-oilseeds/rye-profile