Chopsticks have been dug from burial plots that
are at least 3,200 years old. Some surmise that they evolved from
a practice of using a wooden stick while cooking on an open fire
to prod, stir or move food. It is fairly easy to imagine how a
pair of sticks came to be used like tongs.
Along with rice and wheat, soybeans are one of the world’s great staples. Of the three, soybeans are the most nourishing. They are very high in protein (37%), much higher than meat (15 – 20%) and any other plant, and the only plant source of complete protein. more