Recipe for the world’s oldest bread revealed

Image copyright Alexis Pantos Image caption Plant roots were ground to add to the bread

Take flour made from wild wheat and barley, mix with the pulverised roots of plants, add water, then bake.

According to scientists, this is the recipe for the world’s oldest bread, dating back more than 14,000 years.

The bake would have looked like a flatbread and tasted a bit like today’s multi-grain bread, they say.

Our ancestors may have use the bread as a wrap for roasted meat. Thus, as well as being the oldest bread, it may also have been the oldest sandwich.

“This is the earliest evidence we have for what we could really call a cuisine, in that it’s a mixed food product, ” Prof Dorian Fuller of University College London told BBC News.

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