Food residues from 500-year-old pottery in Northamptonshire suggest medieval peasant diets were healthier than modern ones

When it came to mealtimes, medieval peasants had better food choices than most of us do today. In a recent study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, researchers from the University of Bristol in England noted that croppers from this period lived on meat stews, leafy vegetables, and fresh dairy products – foods that were far more nutritious than the majority of processed foods found in modern diets. Continue reading