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Unrefined, low-glycemic carbohydrates

Posted by culinarydelightsgb on July 7, 2010

Low-glycemic foods

Not all carbohydrate foods behave the same way in our bodies. Each has a different effect on our blood glucose levels.

What are the benefits of the Glycemic index? How can we incorporate more low-glycemic foods in our diet?


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Food Expert Michael Pollan’s Food Rules – Video –

Posted by culinarydelightsgb on January 29, 2010

Food 101 with Michael Pollan, food expert, featured on the Oprah Show

Chicken: Then vs Now

Photo: Food, Inc.

“There’s no more personal choice than what you feed your body, but what do you really know about the food you eat? Fat, carbohydrates and calories are listed on every label, but where that food comes from, what’s been added and what’s been removed isn’t as easy to see.”

How much do you know? Test your knowledge this Food 101 quiz. I got 3 out of 5 questions correct. How about you?

Watch this short,  informative video.

Food Expert Michael Pollan’s Food Rules – Video –

Here are a few of Michael’s Food Rules:

1: Eat food .

2: Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.

7: Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.

13: Eat only foods that will eventually rot.

39: Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.

“It’s not that hard to eat well if you’re willing to put a little more time into it, a little more thoughtfulness into it and, yes, a little bit more money,” he says.

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Some photos from my trip to the Mango Fest

Posted by culinarydelightsgb on August 28, 2007

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These are a few of the photos I took at the local Mango Festival, which was celebrated in July. Unfortunately, none of the mangoes on display were for sale, but they were still a sight for sore eyes.

A Variety


The Americas

Mangoes of the Americas

Pirate’s Treasure

Pirate’s Treasure

Jamaica’s Pride & Joy – Julie

Pride - Julie

Number 11

Number 11

Julie Plants for Sale

Julie plants

I Love Jackfruit


One of the Display Tables

Display table

Bushels of Beauties


Simply Irresistable


And this was just something I found interesting. It’s the flower from the Cannonball Tree. According to the sign, the original tree is currently located in Hope Gardens in Kingston, Ja.

Cannonball tree

I hope these pics have whetted your appetite for these beautiful, luscious and exotic fruits. Do you have a favourite variety?

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