View Full Version : Always eat ripe fruit...
03-10-2008, 02:06 PM
I've been reading about how we should all be eating our fruit ripe... not picked early and riped on the trip. But living in the north... well I'd only get to eat fruit for maybe 4-5 months a year if I'm lucky. Unless you live in the tropics how do you do this??? It doesn't really change anything for me b/c I will still stay raw... but just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this... or insights to share?
03-10-2008, 02:13 PM
Move to the tropics!!! ;) That's my solution! LOL! I do wish I could, but hubby wouldn't go with me. :rolleyes:
I think we just have to do the best we can. You know, you can buy the freshest fruit possible during those months from local growers. The rest of the year, oh well. I'm in Florida, and I'm still frustrated at the lack of local fruits and veggies available. Unless we live in warm rural area, it's just not going to happen for most of us. But it's good to be aware, and do what we can, of course. :)
03-10-2008, 02:24 PM
Thanks Radiently Raw... sometimes I think all the so-called "rules" out there just discourage ppl... and that's just sad. I would soo love to live somewhere nice like Florida lol!! We just got two snowstorms one on top of the other. And it's "supposed" to be spring next week ha!! This year I plan to take full advantage of all the local produce when it's in season... and then I want to freeze some fruit for next winter. That's the best I can do!!!
03-10-2008, 03:24 PM
I think just doing the best we can is good enough. Sure it would be nice if we could all go out and pick our fruits and veggies right out of the garden, but that just isn't gonna happen, so we just do the best we can and be proud that we are doing that much.
03-10-2008, 03:37 PM
It's funny you say that....I am what I call an intuitive. I live and most importantly eat intuitevely. I do not worry about what one person says is good for me or otherwise. I happen to love Bananas, they make me feel alive and grounded and give me a great energy. That being said, I hate ripe bananas. I like mine green and still a little starchy. It is not just taste but what they do to me. I feel way to sugared out on over-ripe bananas. Most fruits I do like fairly ripe but just not bananas. Anyway...thought that was interesting.
03-10-2008, 04:12 PM
It's no more ripe that up north. We have avocado and mango groves in the sourthen part of the state, but all avocados (except one finally this year) and mangoes come from somewhere way far away. We do get oranges most of the year - from Oct to May if the critters don't eat all of it first.
We are able to grow our own food and smaller veggie stands have local food available all year. We do have that advantage.
03-10-2008, 06:21 PM
grow up here in Alaska. So I recently started getting food from a CSA farm; full circle farm. I order online and then several days later I receive a box of fresh produce and so far all of it has been wonderful. You can check them out at fullcirclefarm.com . The nice part is that I can modify my box each time so I don't get things we don't like. I have really enjoyed the mangos, pineapple, and the fresh veggies have been so good!
If you decide to get things from them, they do ask who told you about them and their progrem and then they reward you with a small box of produce!
Check them out.
03-10-2008, 08:33 PM
ive read that unripe fruits are considered acidic. anyone else heard this?
03-10-2008, 08:40 PM
No, but I read once recently that it's best to eat papayas a little on the rare, or undeveloped side.
03-19-2008, 11:19 AM
Yes, earth sista, I have read that in Alissa's book. Just another reason not to eat unripe fruit. It tastes bad and it's bad for you.
SandraDee, I don't see how you could buy fruit from a store that wasn't picked early and ripened on the trip (unless you live in the tropics-then you could just pick the fruit off the tree of course). Have you actually heard that fruit that has ripened on the trip to the store is not really ripe?
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