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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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SALAVERRY, Oswaldo. Food in ancient Peru: haku mikumusum (let’s go to eat!). Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.3, pp.409-413. ISSN 1726-4634.

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

Keywords : Food; Indigenous population; Plants, edible; Peru.

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