History and Trivia
 
Do you know that nuts, due to its high nutritional value, formed a main part of the human's diet 780,000 years ago?

The remains of seven types of 780,000-year-old nuts have been found at the Gesher Benot Ya'aqov site in Israel Hula Valley. The nuts and the stone tools found with them are the first evidence that various types of nuts have been a staple food for prehistoric men since the beginning of history and that they had developed an assortment of tools to crack open nuts during Early-Middle Pleistocene period.

The nuts were wild almond, prickly water lily, water chestnut and 2 varieties of both acorns and pistachios. The pistachios and water chestnut are similar to those found in the Far East and northern Europe today. Similarly, the stone tools were revealed to be similar to the ones found by archaeologists in United States and Europe 4,000 to 8,000 years back!
 
   
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