I hate when the rubber on my shoes gets all dirty. Clorox helps, but is toxic to the environment. I thought, "What can I use that will clean the dirt off and not harm the environment?" I decided to try something different: a vinegar and water mixture.
The first time I saw this fruit, I wondered how hard it would be to hack it open and how it tastes. It's called jackfruit, and it's big! It is native to India and is related to figs. It's about the size of a human head, with a more oval shape. It has dull spikes all over its surface. Due to its size (up to 80 lbs!!) and high nutritional value, it has been called "the fruit that could eliminate world hunger." The seeds and flesh inside are edible. The three best nutritional qualities that stood out to me were the potassium (739 mg), vitamin C (37 percent) and B6 (25 percent) per serving, which is one cup of sliced fruit/seeds. There are 31g of sugar, but that is raw, plant based sugar, which is a lot healthier than processed sugar.
Unless you're well off financially, you check prices of food at the grocery store and possibly buy store brands. I do this very thing. Buying good food at a good price can be hard, and getting a good meal at a reasonable price at a restaurant can be even more difficult. But there are some tips to keep in mind if you're new to food budgeting. I am going on 4 years. Unfortunately, I didn't have help, so I had to learn on my own. But now I can turn around and hopefully help someone else. At the end of this blog post, there are a couple links you can click and read the articles.
Mother always says "Eat your vegetables!" and will spend countless days bargaining and begging her kid(s) to eat food that will keep them healthy. Children spend years avoiding many veggies because they don't taste yummy or sweet. Well, children in developed countries, that is. It's nothing new. Too many children in impoverished and undeveloped countries don't have this luxury. These children lack proper food, clean water, and sanitation. This needs to end.