The story of nut and berries is one of the most complex, beautiful, and varied narratives in human history.
Nut and berries are the quintessential food of the North American Indians, who first arrived in the Americas around 14,000 years ago, and whose cuisine and traditions are part of the world’s culinary heritage.
The origins of nut-and-berry cuisine have been lost to time, but many cultures have long used nut- and berry products to treat fevers, infections, and other ills.
Now, as the popularity of nut butters and jam spreads across the world, scientists are exploring whether these foods might help to improve the health of the human body and mind.
Nut-and berry consumption is increasing in developed countries.
But researchers in India are now examining the health benefits of nut products, particularly those that have been used for millennia.