The Food of Cavemen
The Great Wall of China. Stonehenge. The Roman Coliseum. As humans, we respect the things that have stood against the test of time. Just as these landmarks did, Tiger Nuts have withstood time. After a great hunt, cavemen would treat themselves to a handful of Tiger Nuts. Now you can as well.
For thousands of years our ancestors have been eating these tubers (yeah, they're actually not nuts!) to provide the nutrition they need to survive. Now you can harness the power that fueled the world's greatest hunters.
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By SINDYA N. BHANOO JAN. 13, 2014
nicknamed Nutcracker Man for his big, flat molars and powerful jaws — didn’t
actually eat nuts, researchers say.
have determined that Nutcracker Man dined on a nutrient-rich tuber known as
the tiger nut. This diet might have been supplemented with fruits and invertebrates
like worms and grasshoppers.
Gabriele Macho of the University of Oxford and colleagues discuss their theory about
the early hominid, known as Paranthropus boisei, in the journal PLoS One.
Nutcracker Man was discovered in 1959 by the paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey.
Ever since, researchers have had trouble determining what he ate. His strong jaws
hinted at a diet of hard foods like nuts, but the lack of indentations in his teeth
suggested softer foods, Dr. Macho said.
In 2011, an isotope analysis of his teeth revealed that he relied on a class of plants,
known as C4 plants, that includes grasses and sedges. But they did not have the
nutrients that a large-brained hominid would need, Dr. Macho said.
She looked closely at the C4 foods that baboons eat at Amboseli National Park in
Kenya, an environment similar to Nutcracker Man’s, and discovered tiger nuts. By
dining on them for 88 minutes a day, the hominid could have easily filled his
nutritional needs, she said.