Food in ancient Peru: Haku mikumusum (let's go to eat!)

Authors

  • Oswaldo Salaverry Centro Nacional de Salud Intercultural, Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico doctor en Medicina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2012.293.379

Keywords:

Food, Indigenous population, Plants, edible, Peru

Abstract

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.

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Published

2014-02-05

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Public Health History

How to Cite

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Salaverry O. Food in ancient Peru: Haku mikumusum (let’s go to eat!). Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Feb. 5 [cited 2024 May 25];29(3). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/379

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