Monday, October 16, 2006

YOGURT LOVERS -- YOU'LL LOVE THIS ONE

Evidence is just in that people have been slurping up yogurt since at least as far back as the Neolithic. How do we know? Food particles found embedded in ancient cooking pots reveal that Britain's first farmers boiled milk and processed it to make foods such as cheese, butter and yogurt.

The find adds to the growing body of evidence that many Neolithic Europeans who lived 3,000 to 6,000 years ago were dairymen as well as farmers. In other part of the world, yogurt-eating appears to have begun even earlier. Earlier this year, another team of researchers found similar evidence dating to 8,000 years ago from Romania, Hungary and Switzerland.

Where exactly does the old tale that yogurt eating middle-Europeans live longer than anyone? I'm not sure.

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