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Old 03-21-2021, 09:46 PM   #17
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Default Re: [Magic] How much food can the Blossom spell produce?

Originally Posted by Ulzgoroth View Post
What animal protein are you proposing to need as an essential trace nutrient? Can't be amino acids, none of them are exclusive to animal protein and they're not so much trace nutrients either...
B12, which is found only in various animal proteins. Fish, eggs, dairy, etc.

An exclusively Blossom based diet will have no B12 in it, which depending on how stored up you were could take years to kill you when your liver finally runs out of it's stores. But you'll be suffering pretty badly, lots of permanent damage once symptoms start to show up.

I don't know what the nutritional requirements of elves and dwarves are, and yee olde people of fantasy generally ate anything and everything they could get their hands on. Contamination was also pretty high, so your bread probably had plenty of ground up bugs, rats and sometimes the millers fingers mixed in anyway. Low tech vitamin enrichment!
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