Presenter: Arthur Haines
Format: Video & Slides
Hunter-gatherers of this continent utilized a large array of wild plant foods. The indigenous were nourished by these foods despite the diversity of antinutrients and toxic elements found within them, as evidenced by their superior physical form, longevity, and well-formed children. This presentation discusses plants harvested by Hunter-gatherers?species, nutrition, and preparation methods?with an emphasis on their methods of detoxifying plants. Cultural significance of plants, gathering tips, and comparisons with contemporary cuisine will also be discussed (where relevant).