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HAB-161-824216511

Date

2020 December 25

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Taunggyi
NayChi Street Quarter 10
Taunggyi
Myanmar
20° 47' 48.8472" N, 97° 1' 42.9996" E
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Edible Earth from a Mountain

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I arrived at place that has a mountain with the edible earth. I found that the wonderful mountain earth is eaten by PaOh ethnic elders especially for women and pregnant women. They often eat the edible earth in two ways; first is fresh earth and second is baking the earth. Usually they put the edible earth in the traditional oven to have a good smell and better taste. They believe that it is good for their health and it helps for pregnant women to get their energy. Nowadays most of young generations don't know about the edible earth. So I recorded the edible earth for our next generations to recognise it as one of the behaviours of our grandparents.

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