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Breeding the nutrition out of our food - NYT article (Read 193 times)

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    Weeds in the garden are healthier than the produce.  Just can't convince the homeowners association to let me keep them.

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      Thanks for that link--fascinating.

       

      From the article:  "It is now known that many of the most beneficial phytonutrients have a bitter, sour or astringent taste"

       

      Having grown up eating "bitter melon" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter_melon , I'm not sure I'd eat any veggies if they all reverted back to the bitter, sour kind. Big grin

        Thanks for that link--fascinating.

         

        From the article:  "It is now known that many of the most beneficial phytonutrients have a bitter, sour or astringent taste"

         

        Having grown up eating "bitter melon" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter_melon , I'm not sure I'd eat any veggies if they all reverted back to the bitter, sour kind. Big grin

         

        If you dare to try bitter melon, you can eat any food. :-)

         

        When I was a child, my mother ordered me to eat bitter melon. She said it could clean my stomach and intestine.

         

        “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” from the Article.

        In China, there are some medicine restaurants. When you feel sick, you can go to the restaurants. A doctor will diagnose (checking pulse, tongue, eyes, etc.) and order a meal for you. You can also have the recipe and cook for yourself. 

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          This is interesting. Why couldn't nature have just made the ones that are healthier for us taste better to us? That would have made things much easier for everyone.

           

          New motto: Bitter is better!

           

          I've heard another interesting nutritional tidbit about our food having less nutrients and flavor over time due to farmers aiming to grow their crops larger. So those extra large tomatoes or giant strawberries would have less flavor and health benefits than their smaller versions from years ago.

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            New motto: Bitter is better!

             

            I've heard another interesting nutritional tidbit about our food having less nutrients and flavor over time due to farmers aiming to grow their crops larger. So those extra large tomatoes or giant strawberries would have less flavor and health benefits than their smaller versions from years ago.

             

            Slow down a little.  We evolved to not like bitter because plant poisons tend to be bitter alkalines.  Some bitters are not better.

             

            I hate the huge, cardboard-flavored strawberries you get these days.  If you've ever had a wild mountain strawberry...they're the size of your little fingertip, but wow...

            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


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              I hate the huge, cardboard-flavored strawberries you get these days.  If you've ever had a wild mountain strawberry...they're the size of your little fingertip, but wow...

               

              Yes, it is so sad that the strawberry has gone the way of the tomato.

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              OCD  If you don't laugh...   

                 

                Slow down a little.  We evolved to not like bitter because plant poisons tend to be bitter alkalines.  Some bitters are not better.

                 

                I hate the huge, cardboard-flavored strawberries you get these days.  If you've ever had a wild mountain strawberry...they're the size of your little fingertip, but wow...

                 

                I see. Well that explains that. Luckily our supermarkets don't stock the poison plants... only the garbage processed foods that are poison to our health. On that note, a friend of mine posted this recently: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2345564/Shocking-list-US-foods-BANNED-countries-containing-dangerous-chemicals.html

                 

                I want a wild mountain strawberry really bad now. I've had home garden strawberries, but not wild mountain strawberries.

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                  When I was a kid and young adult, I used to collect those mountain strawberries on longer hikes, and then in the evening enjoy a whole cupful of those little miracle berries. We loved them!

                  I remember that even on my way to school there was a hill where these strawberries grew. My sister and I never told anyone about them!

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                  A Saucy Wench

                    They arent wild strawberries, but Oregon has some pretty nice berries in June.  They are fragile and small and they cant sell them in supermarkets because they are fragile.  So good - ALMOST a wild strawberry.   So it floors me when berries are in season and I see people in the safeway paying more for tasteless california strawberries.

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