Desert Fruit Cake Definition
An edible cake or bar created by compounding seeds, nuts, berries , insects (crickets, katydids, and/or ants) together, eaten by Amerindians and early pioneer settlers, and Mormons, of the dry western Great Plains and Rockies foothills, especially around the region of the Great Salt Lake . It is one of the traditional survival foods passed from the Amerinds to the white newcomers for surviving winter starvation.
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