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difference between grains and seeds?

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Created January 31, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Any thoughts? Thanks

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on January 31, 2013
at 02:58 AM

You read very deep into the question...

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on January 31, 2013
at 02:23 AM

+1 for sniffing around to find the rationale for asking this silly question. Plant's gotta reproduce, and most do it with seeds of some kind.

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on January 31, 2013
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So are nuts. I'm not clear on the point of this question, and I believe I've seen it a few times before, but I'm too lazy to check so I won't vote to close it.

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In what regard?

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on January 31, 2013
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So your question is what is different between cereal grains (that paleo people avoid) and seeds that some paleo people eat?

The primary difference is the anti-nutrients. No seed wants to be eaten, so they all build defenses. Some seeds like sunflower seeds and almonds surround themselves in hard shells which help to prevent animals from eating them. Some grow primarily above or below ground which is their defense mechanism. Cereal grains do not have shells per se, so they develop other ways to reduces the likelihood that someone would want to eat them before they sprout (chronicled here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/definitive-guide-grains/ ).

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on January 31, 2013
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+1 for sniffing around to find the rationale for asking this silly question. Plant's gotta reproduce, and most do it with seeds of some kind.

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on January 31, 2013
at 01:21 AM

Don't eat quinoa. . .

F4a6fc9f0b701e12cdf2ad5dadaeb2dd

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on January 31, 2013
at 02:58 AM

You read very deep into the question...

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on January 31, 2013
at 12:55 AM

Grains are seeds.

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on January 31, 2013
at 02:20 AM

So are nuts. I'm not clear on the point of this question, and I believe I've seen it a few times before, but I'm too lazy to check so I won't vote to close it.

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at 05:00 PM

The Tollund man lived about 2,500 yrs ago. He ate seeds.

Underneath the body was a thin layer of moss. Scientists know that this moss was formed in Danish peat bogs in the early Iron Age, therefore, the body was suspected to have been placed in the bog more than 2,000 years ago during the early Iron Age.[3] Subsequent C14 radiocarbon dating of Tollund Man indicated that he died in approximately 375-210 BC.[6] The acid in the peat, along with the lack of oxygen underneath the surface, had preserved the soft tissues of his body. Examinations and X-rays showed that the man's head was undamaged, and his heart, lungs and liver were well preserved. The Silkeborg Museum estimated his age as approximately 40 years and height at 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in), relatively short stature even for the time. It is likely that the body had shrunk in the bog. On the initial autopsy report in 1950, doctors concluded that Tollund Man died by hanging rather than strangulation.[7] The rope left visible furrows in the skin beneath his chin and at the sides of his neck. There was no mark, however, at the back of the neck where the knot of the noose would have been located. After a re-examination in 2002, forensic scientists found further evidence to support these initial findings.[8] Although the cervical vertebrae were undamaged (as they often are in hanging victims), radiography showed that the tongue was distended—an indication of death by hanging.[9] The stomach and intestines were examined and tests carried out on their contents.[3] The scientists discovered that the man's last meal had been a kind of porridge made from vegetables and seeds, both cultivated and wild: barley, linseed, gold of pleasure (Camelina sativa), knotweed, bristlegrass, and chamomile. There were no traces of meat in the man's digestive system, and from the stage of digestion it was apparent that the man had lived for 12 to 24 hours after this last meal. In other words, he may not have eaten for up to a day before his death. Although similar vegetable soups were not unusual for people of this time, two interesting things were noted:[3] The soup contained many different kinds of wild and cultivated seeds. Because these seeds were not readily available, it is likely that some of them were gathered deliberately for a special occasion. The soup was made from seeds only available near the spring where he was found.

He is thought to have died by Hanging. He was 40 yrs. old and 5'3" tall.

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