The Mil(Zea Mays)

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The mil
The Mil(Zea Mays)
This product was known and used by the natives of the islands, but at the beginning of colonization occurred only barley
and wheat and some legumes such as peas or beans. In the sixteenth century the range was expanded with the arrival of cereal million from America. This new cereal was very popular and in fact, eventually spread throughout the archipelago.
The Guanches used to toast the gofio in clay jars and then ground it in mills hand made ​​with porous basalt, although there were different ways.
Collected from different sources that, also in times of severe famine was used to prepare the seed gofio amagante, faille, Cosco fern root and other vegetables.

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