Ancient Africans Were Incredibly Resourceful in Their Diets
Ancient African diets varied greatly depending on the region and available resources, but there were a few unusual dietary practices that emerged over time. In some parts of Africa, there were diets that consisted mainly of milk and blood. This occurred particularly among pastoralist communities. The Maasai of East Africa, for example, drank a mixture of cow’s milk and blood as a staple part of their diet. Another unusual diet was the consumption of insects, such as termites and grasshoppers, which were often roasted or fried and eaten as a high-protein snack.