When I was introduced to breadfruit, I saw it on Christina Milan's Instagram. I was intrigued by her Instagram post when she sliced into the bright, yet mellow green skin vegetable exposing the pale yellow whitish interior. As she was perplexed on if she could or should eat the vegetable, Milan expressed she enjoyed tasting breadfruit for the first time.
Coconut palms are extremely popular and valuable because they have helped to sustain life in this part of the planet since the dawn of time. However, they are an invasive species and once established on an island, they start to take over. They have the ability to thrive in inhospitable environments, reach high altitudes, and produce dozens of coconuts year after year - 24 / 7. Coconut palms, however, are invasive and the culmination of a species, as they reach higher altitudes, thrive more easily, and tend to be more resistant to disease than their larger relatives. The dwarf coconut palm is a popular choice for planting palm trees in homes, gardens and parks because it is more susceptible to disease than its larger relative.
After a day full of work when we sit at the dining table and look at that plate of food, it brings a smile on our face. We all are working hard day and night just for living and food is a necessity for survival. But have you ever wondered how this food comes from the farm to fork?
I was first introduced to mangoes through a former associate and their family. When we lived together, I fell in love with their Caribbean food culture.
When I first heard about pokeweed, it was referred to as "polk salad". My neighbor brought knowledge to me about the leafy green.
Bread is not something I should be consuming on a daily basis given my health and weight loss goals, however, I found a sure-fire healthier way to enjoy it so that it doesn't interfere. Sprouted grain bread was introduced to me through Food Babe, Vani Hari (an activist), and she describes it as a vegetable because it's basically a plant that grows from a grain when soaked in water. That plant is then ground into bread. This is supposed to be the healthiest type of bread to consume because it doesn't give you the insulin spike that refined flour doughs do, even the rich, darkened ones, due to the breakdown of starch that occurs during the process. Thus, it doesn't make you gain. Angelic Bakehouse, Food for Life, and Dave's Killer Bread are convenient ones to purchase at stores. From my experience, Dave's Killer Bread tastes better than the knockoff healthy brands like Pepperidge Farm. I haven't yet tried Angelic Bakehouse, but Food for Life offers a variety of types of bread like English muffins and tortillas. Their Ezekiel Bread has to be kept frozen and does come in a cinnamon raisin version. At any case, I was grateful to come across Vani's book the Food Babe Way that highlights so many flaws in our American food system and methods to navigate them and overcome our greatest health concerns. It made me a more informed eater.
There is no doubt that a good mango can make our taste buds sing, but a bad mango can do quite the opposite. There is nothing worse than ordering or buying mangoes only for you to find out they are hard & super sour. To help you avoid this unflattering experience, we’ve created this tasteful guide on things you need to be on the watch for when choosing the most amazing mangoes.
Mangoes, as we know, are the kings of all fruits and the national fruit of India. There are around 1500 varieties of mangoes- that have different shapes, textures, and colors. Although, the best variety hails from a little village in Devgad that is situated in the west part of India in the Konkan Belt.
Don’t be fooled by the Lovers of Lettuce Society. There may be a myriad of varieties to consume, but every single piece tastes like wet grass.
Foraging for wild food can have many benefits. Besides being an enjoyable hobby and a good excuse to get out and enjoy a productive walk in the fresh air, it can save you money on your grocery bill, and give your health a boost, because wild foods often contain more nutrients than those grown in intensive farming conditions.
The question of whether organic food has any merit as a healthier alternative is a controversial one. The reason for this is because it should be healthier in theory, but you should be keenly aware of the fact that produce is defined as organic within certain parameters, and a willing grower of these groceries can find holes in these parameters in order to save money, and still retain the required stamp of approval. Still, the bottom line is that the organic variety truly is healthier most of the time, so it really ends up being a question of whether the quality corresponds fairly to the increase in pricing. In order to be certain about this conundrum, you should just take a look at seven benefits of switching to organic food.