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Spelt Wheat


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After the Romans left, the Roman social order and industrialisation disappeared. Towns were abandoned but the land was farmed by new settlers like those at West Stow. There was a mixed farming economy. Spelt wheat, rye and barley were sown, supplemented by wild-fowling, fishing and deer hunting. There were also eggs, milk and cheese to eat and nuts and fruit in season. Honey was used for sweetening food and for making Mead to drink. The diet appears to be wholesome and varied.

19th Aug 2006 by Diane Earl


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Saxon food diet nutrition farm hunt fish varied wheat cereal honey crops fruit nuts dairy milk cheese egg wholesome

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