Food in ancient Peru: Haku mikumusum (Let's go to Eat!)

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The Andean region is one of the eight world centers where plant and animal domestication originated. Given that food is a structural factor of social reality, a description is given of the close relationship that Andean men developed with their geographic surroundings, and the plants and animals they domesticated, giving rise to a remarkable culture that united the extraordinary nutritional richness of their traditional food with a food production, conservation and distribution system that led to a civilization who never experienced hunger. Some foods of ancient Peru are briefly described in the following review.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)409-413
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012


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