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How Many Forgotten Edibles Are There?
The majority of the foods we eat consist of roughly 100 to 500 organisms, some estimates are much lower. The number of edible organisms on the planet is somewhere between 50,000 and 100,000. The number of good tasting and enjoyable edibles is estimated to be between 12,000 and 25,000. With these numbers we can see what we are missing, and what many of our ancestors enjoyed.