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Almonds Along the Silk Road: The Exchange and Adaptation of Ideas from West to East
Petits Propos Culinaires
  • Ken Albala, University of the Pacific
Document Type
Article
Department
History
Publication Date
8-1-2009
Disciplines
Abstract
The article discusses the trade routes and the use of almonds to treat ailments. According to the author, almonds were among the first plants to be domesticated around world, particularly in Asia. It also notes that almonds would be ideal for treating colds and other phlegmatic disorders, as well as for bowels. Moreover, some forms in which almonds could be consumed are also mentioned, such as soaking or blanching and roasting.
Citation Information
Ken Albala. "Almonds Along the Silk Road: The Exchange and Adaptation of Ideas from West to East" Petits Propos Culinaires Vol. 88 (2009) p. 19 - 34 ISSN: 0142-7857
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ken-albala/9/