Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Food: Good, Bad and Ugly

Asinus Asinum Fricat has posted his "Food Hall of Fame" over at La Vida Locavore. Surprise... the number one food is one of my favorites, the lowly sweet potato.

My number 1 on the all time scale of greatness:

the humble sweet potato! Or yam as it's known in some countries. It packs a wallop! Simply cut lengthways in four or six, drop a little olive oil and a pinch of rock salt and bake till tender. They're loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium, and ot course a ton of fiber (highest fiber vegetables: avocado (though some see this as a fruit), beans, broccoli, eggplant (aubergine), lima beans, Brussel sprouts & cabbage (both green and red), carrot, chick peas - garbanzo to you)

The entire list is good and of course includes fruit and vegetable but there may be some surprises there for you as well. Just a few days ago the same author posted the 08 Food Awards Hall of Shame over at the "Great Orange Satan" which should also be required reading.

The good news is I am doing pretty well with respect to the "good food" list. How about you?

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