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Irish Bog Butter Is 1,500 Years Older Than Previously Thought

Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 33 days ago -
LONG BEFORE MODERN refrigeration Irish people discovered that storing butter in the bog keeps it fresher for longer. Much longer. A new study has now revealed that the ingenious practice dates back nearly 4,000 years, 1,500 years longer than....


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Angelflowers D (1)
Monday March 18, 2019, 5:07 pm

Animae C (508)
Monday March 18, 2019, 6:43 pm

TY Marty

MmAway M (520)
Monday March 18, 2019, 8:17 pm
Yum ?!?! Ty Marty

Colleen L (3)
Monday March 18, 2019, 8:26 pm
Interesting. Never knew that was how they kept their butter.
Thanks Marty

danii p (33)
Tuesday March 19, 2019, 8:21 am
Thanks for sharing!

Connie O (45)
Tuesday March 19, 2019, 8:43 am
Thank you.

Janet B (0)
Tuesday March 19, 2019, 4:57 pm

Walter F (128)
Tuesday March 19, 2019, 9:06 pm
For sure and begorra ' tis another example of Irish ingenuity.

Winn A (179)
Wednesday March 20, 2019, 2:44 pm
Thanks Marty

Suzanne L (89)
Thursday March 21, 2019, 10:17 pm
Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that people in ancient times were so clever. I have a wonderful book about the "Bog People". Aptly the author's name is P.V. Glob! As well there was an exhibit of bog peoples' bodies which I attended some years back when it came to Ottawa. From what I've heard and read, due to the lack of oxygen in bogs they preserve all kinds of things extremely well and people buried beef tallow too. However, the bog varieties of these would be much sharper in taste and smell than what you'd find at your grocery store. Thanks for posting Marty.
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