This was an interesting article about how food choices have a lot more ecological impact than people think and if we shifted and diversified our diets more, it would have a big global impact.
How many of these fifty foods have you tried?
Since we moved to Mexico, we eat nopales, amaranth, quinoa, lots of beans and lentils, jicama, and camote morado (purple yams). I made pumpkin flower soup the other day and am still enjoying the leftovers. It is one of my favorite discoveries. I have recently tried moringa powder since I saw it in the store here. I use flax seeds and hemp seeds in smoothies and bread. Most of the others aren’t available locally.
I like to cook, so I enjoy learning about these kind of things. The news about the future of the planet always seems so dire, but if you can make a small contribution by changing eating habits, eating less meat and mixing up the main staples with less environmentally taxing options, I’m in.
If you have any good recipes using any of these fifty foods, please share.