Jarocal Posted December 3, 2017 #1126 Share Posted December 3, 2017 19 minutes ago, Kenemet said: I was simply responding to the metrics used, not advocating anything. The calculation gave the amount of wheat needed for the population and I was pointing out that they would actually need more because of farming practices and crop loss, etc. While the kernels and yields for cereal grains were lesser in antiquity, one has also to look at the methodology for harvest and preparation. Shocking cereal crops at scything and allowing an extended drying period before harvest or allowing the drying to occur naturally while rooted before gleaning allies enzymatic changes in the seed that do not occur with modern harvest/drying methods. These changes alter the nutritional profile in a similar manner that pastured(not free range) eggs differ from cafo agribusiness eggs today. Food preparation methods also affect how much nutrition the human body derives from the crops also. Alas, I am rambling far astray the topic though I find food very delicious interesting. 2 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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