A Space-Age Food Product Cultivated by the Incas

Via Wikipedia

Via Wikipedia

…Remarkably, centuries before NASA’s quest for ways to feed astronauts in space, the Incas had already found the answer.

Their empire ran up and down the spine of the Andes, with a network of roads, terraced farms and breathtaking mountaintop outposts stretching the same distance as Stockholm to Cairo. They needed nourishing foods that traveled well and could be stored in bulk for a long time.

Enter chuño, one of the Incas’ discoveries that persists to this day.

Read on at The New York Times.

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