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shirhamalot Wrote:What an interesting tidbit! I didn't know that's how we got it. Yum. Though I can't imagine eating vegetables with dirt on them as being a part of God's original plan--Jewish law was so concerned with cleanliness that it seems unlikely, though it's true that I can't recall any vegetable-washing rules from the Bible off the top of my head.

Well, you don't really need a lot of B12 and your body will store it for quite a long time.  So you would not have needed to eat completely unwashed vegetables with huge clumps of dirt clinging to them.  But washing methods for vegetables have changed over the centuries and we are now perhaps a bit hyper-sensitive about how much our veggies and fruits are washed (rightfully so when we consider all of the chemicals our foods are exposed to).

Soil in times of sustainable agriculture (without pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, etc) also likely contained much higher concentrations of the bacteria that produces B12 than it does now.
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