I tried some new and exotic foods recently!
Have you ever heard of a vegetable called taro?
It’s a starch, similar to a potato. Compared to a white potato, it has three times the amount of fiber, and is also a rich source of potassium, iron, vitamin C, and vitamin A.
Cooking it is really no different than a regular potato. You can mash it, boil it, fry it, roast it… you an even make taro chips, similar to a potato chip.
I had it at a fancy restaurant as a mashed soup:
I also had a mushroom steak made from a lion’s mane mushroom. It was very good. If you hadn’t told me it was a mushroom, I would have thought it was a well done steak. Lion’s made mushrooms are high in protein and supposedly can help improve memory and mood.
The new fruit that I had is not really new to me; I’ve had it before, but not in the last four years. It’s called a wax apple and it is one of my favorite fruits. These juicy apples are high in calcium, potassium, very high in vitamins A and C. And there is no sugar! They are very crisp on the outside, juicy on the inside, and have a texture of a watermelon. Unfortunately, they are mostly found in Asia.
What have you tried recently? Make 2017 the year to explore and try new foods!
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