fat

Home/Tag: fat
15 08, 2017

Oil – American science

By |2018-04-24T11:06:04-07:00August 15th, 2017|North America, Science|0 Comments

A homemade oil lamp Oil is a kind of liquid made out of hydrocarbon molecules. It is mostly fat. Lots of plants and animals make oil. In North America, people got most of their oil from salmon, bison, and sunflowers. In Central America, it was avocados and nuts. In Europe, it was butter and lard from cows and pigs. In North Africa and West Asia, it was olives, and [...]

8 08, 2017

Native American food – North America – pemmican and succotash

By |2019-09-13T06:44:09-07:00August 8th, 2017|Native American|19 Comments

Native American food: Inuit carving of a sea lion Hunting and gathering wild food Early on, until about 2000 BC, people in North America ate only wild foods that they could hunt or gather. More about gathering Paleo-Indians in North America All our Native American articles Salmon, wapato, pine nuts and acorn flour These foods varied according to the environment where [...]

23 06, 2017

Where do sunflowers come from? North America

By |2018-06-01T10:58:55-07:00June 23rd, 2017|Food, Native American|0 Comments

Wild sunflowers or Black-Eyed Susan flowers Where do sunflowers grow wild? Sunflowers grew wild all over North America. From the Paleo-Indian time on, many different groups of people picked sunflowers and ate the little seeds. Where do sunflower seeds come from? Sunflower seeds grow in the middle of the flower, packed tightly together. They are [...]

22 06, 2017

Does eating fatty food make you fat?

By |2019-06-06T21:04:12-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food|0 Comments

Fatty food: There are lots of different kinds of cheese. Why do we need to eat fat? Fats are foods which store energy in case you need it later. Everybody needs some fatty food or they will starve to death. What about carbohydrates? Do we need protein? What part of my body is [...]

20 06, 2017

Where do avocados grow? Mexico – Avocado history

By |2019-09-18T07:50:31-07:00June 20th, 2017|Central America|2 Comments

Avocado history: this is a modern avocado. Where do avocados grow? Mexico. Where do avocados come from? Avocados first evolved about 350 million years ago. That was in the Cretaceous period. Avocados evolved about the same time as other flowering plants like tomatoes and sunflowers. They're a kind of large berry that's native [...]

20 06, 2017

Where do almonds come from? West Asian food

By |2019-01-23T06:23:23-07:00June 20th, 2017|Food|1 Comment

History of almonds: Almonds drying after harvest (Southern Spain) Where do almonds come from? Wild almonds are related to peaches and apples. Almonds probably evolved about the same time, around five million years ago. Like peach trees and apple trees, almond trees made cyanide poison. That kept sheep and goats and rabbits from eating their [...]

12 06, 2017

History of Cheese – Central Asia

By |2019-03-21T05:55:42-07:00June 12th, 2017|Central Asia, Food|0 Comments

History of cheese: There are lots of different kinds of cheese. How to preserve milk? If you don't have a refrigerator, there's no way to keep milk from going bad within a few hours. Even WITH a refrigerator milk goes bad in about a week. But ancient cows and sheep and goats only [...]

11 06, 2017

How to make pemmican – Native American project

By |2018-04-07T17:05:20-07:00June 11th, 2017|Food, Native American|0 Comments

A Native woman making pemmican Our word "pemmican" comes from the Cree word "pimikan". Pemmican was a sort of energy bar: not great food, but a lot of fat and sugar and protein to keep you going in winter or if you were traveling or working hard. This is how you make pemmican: First [...]