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Old 01-30-2017, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Kimera757 View Post
what fresh fruit would they be eating in the winter? (We didn't hear about winter attacks of scurvy, probably because they preserved fruit.)
Chestnuts and hawthorn haws are both high in vitamin C. Also winter greens (kale, cabbage) are rich in vitamin C...
They had less food variety.
This is wrong. If anything, they ate a greater variety of foods because they ate seasonally, practiced various forms of wild foraging and of the things they did grow, they had more varietals (where do you think all those "heirloom" varietals of everything from carrots to apples have their start?
What about what they drank? The water couldn't be trusted, so people had to drink light beer
Yeah, no, this is a myth.