Friday 15 February 2008

Drum roll...Raw Fooders' Favourite Foods (International Top 10)

On the international forum recently, Philip McCluskey ( asked raw fooders for their top 10 favourite foods.

I couldn't resist analysing the 70 or so replies that came in to find out which foods unite raw fooders around the world. And, here they are! In order of popularity...
1. Green Leaves, various (spinach clear leader)
2. Avocado
3. (joint) Apples, Tomatoes4. Cucumber
5. (joint) Cacao, Young Coconut
6. (joint) Mango, Blueberries
7. Watermelon
8. (joint) Celery, Dates, Bananas
9. (joint) Figs, Peaches
10. (joint) Cantaloupe Melon, Strawberries, Oranges
Runners-up: hempseeds, almonds
We like our greens, don't we! And isn't it great to see the humble apple 'top fruit', above the more exotic fruits? What also cheered me in this list was seeing the appearance of several foods that are not only easily available in the UK, but relatively low-priced, and easy to grow ourselves, such as green leaves (of course!), apples, tomatoes and cucumber.

So, we may envy those Californians their climate and raw food restaurants, but good to see that when they visit their farmers' markets they're just as likely as we are to be filling up with spinach, avocados, apples, tomatoes and cucumber (oh, and young coconuts perhaps...Tesco does sell them occasionally, they can be found at 'ethnic' markets, and you can buy them at Kensington Wholefoods any time! That is, if you have an arm and a leg to spare.)

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