Friday, 15 February 2019

2019 Superfoods (Allegedly!)

According to a list in the free magazine (Ipswich 24) I picked up recently these are THE things that people will be buying this year.....they are the new super-foods! 

Watermelon Seeds
Sardines
Cassava Flour
Lucuma
Swiss Chard
Cottage Cheese
Seaweed
Sauerkraut
Dark Chocolate
Garlic
Mango
Green Tea
Kefir
Blackberries
and  PORK SCRATCHINGS!


OK.........  I can see that Sardines, Swiss Chard, Cottage Cheese,Seaweed, Dark Chocolate, Garlic, Mango, Green Tea and Blackberries are probably all good for you and I'll take their word about Watermelon Seeds, Cassava Flour, Lucuma, Sauerkraut and Kefir...........
................ but Pork Scratchings?


Hairy Pork Scratching DSCN9570 | Hairy Pork Scratching ...

I'll pass thank you

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Sue

39 comments:

  1. Haha! Pork scratchings are one of the few things on that list that I'd actually eat....Superfood though? I wouldn't have thought so.

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    1. I have eaten pork scratchings way way back when I frequented pubs with boy friends and they were the only food available apart from crisps and pickled eggs!

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  2. OMG! When will they realise that one food in isolation is not a superfood? There are several on the list I have no intention of trying. I tried kimchi at our farmers market last month. Never again,and I think kefir May fall into the same category!

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  3. I remember trying pork scratchings when they first came out and I couldn't get it out of my mouth fast enough.

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    1. They were Ok as a teenager but after that a no no

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  4. I used to love pork scratchings but have to look after me teef nowadays, lol
    Briony
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    1. I have to be careful with teeth too now. Threatened with needing capping on some

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  5. Dark chocolate has always been a super food IMHO!

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  6. I think a dentist wrote that last one!

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    1. You could be right, it would certainly drum up some trade!

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  7. Pork scratchings!! Once you've kept pigs and seen their skin and then pull a pork scratching piece out of the bag and find a hair still attached, it puts things into perspective. Why would you want to eat another beings skin ... apart from the fact that the one and only time I have ever 'tried' to eat a pork scratching I nearly broke my tooth. Never again.

    But dark chocolate .... oh yes, I always knew it was super. Super duper in fact :-)

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  8. Dark chocolate is the best 🍫🍫🍫

    Hazel c uk

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  9. Well with all the threats of empty shelves after Brexit, I think tomato soup might be the way to go (souper food!!) and I suppose we'll have access in the autumn to blackberries growing wild so we should be ok! Where do they get this rubbish from at all. There was probably a grant granted to investigate this nonsense too!! All food is super in moderation. x

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    1. The place where I picked lots of blackberries is being cleared for an extension to the heritage railway - shame

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  10. I think the very best superfoods come from our vegetable/fruit gardens.

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    1. Just been sorting the raspberry bed, not many new canes due to the dry last summer. Might have even more of a raspberry shortage

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  11. My superfoods are those foods that are tasty, filling and SW friendly - for now, anyway! :-)
    xx

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  12. I have my own list thank you very much, and there are no dead animals on it.

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    1. No, I can't imagine you buying yellow sticker pork scratchings ! ;-)

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  13. I do eat some of the foods on the list but would not regard them as superfoods. My biggest revelation in older age has been very dark chocolate and some of the best comes from Lidl which is great.A little bit of what you fancy does you good-but never the pork scratchings!

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    1. I'm not a massive fan of dark chocolate but it's 100% better than pork scratchings!

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  14. Sorry to hear your blackberry bush will be scrubbed out; I just love gathering free blackberries in the autumn. A lady was walking past me one day and said: “I used to pick blackberries like you but nobody eats them at home”

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    1. It was such a good place for blackberries, no traffic and huge brambles with lots of berries.

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  15. Cottage cheese, chocolate,blackberries and pork scratching are the only things I WILL eat from that list.
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    1. Cottage cheese is an awful reminder of strict diets back in the 70's!

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  16. Whenever I hear about pork scratchings all I can think of is the episode of "the Detectorists" when andy (the vegetarian)is eating his pork scratchings under the assumption they are vegetarian and lance points out that they are real. still smile thinking about that one.

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  17. Pork scratchings no, crackling on a roast oh yes. As for the list, there are at least two things I have never heard of.

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  18. The trouble is once a food becomes trendy it becomes expensive. Sardines are cheap, convenient, healthy and I love them. They will probably be double the price now.

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  19. Have no idea what lucuma is and have never in my life eaten a pork scratching and don't intend to start now. As to the rest - I couldn't possibly manage without sardines - I have sardines on toast at least once a week for tea - love 'em.

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  20. Most of the list I won't eat, or don't know what they are, or both. Sardines? eeew. I did look up the amazing pork rind offering, from Wiki:"Like many snack foods, pork rinds can be high in sodium and fat; however, they are low in carbohydrates and are sometimes considered an alternative snack food for those following the Atkins diet. According to Men's Health, a one-ounce (28 g) serving contains nine times the protein and less fat than is found in a serving of potato chips, which are much higher in carbohydrates. They add that 43% of pork rind's fat is unsaturated, and most of that is oleic acid, the same healthy fat found in olive oil. Another 13% of its fat content is stearic acid, a type of saturated fat that is considered harmless because it does not raise cholesterol levels.[3] A 60 g serving of pork rind contains 29 g of fat, 375 kcal and 0.65g of sodium.[4] However, pork rinds are considered an incomplete source of protein because they contain very low amounts of some essential amino acids, including methionine, tryptophan, and histidine." As someone mentioned, open the bag, see a few hairs, gag and toss in the bin. Disgusting. Tho my previous pug did adore his daily pork ear!

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  21. Think I would pass on the pork scratchings as well. On our list here in Canada are cranberries, sunflower seeds and kale as well.

    God bless.

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  22. reads like the government Brexit prep list

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  23. Sorry but pork scratching I ask YOU? Dark chocolate yes please, will stick to my British heart foundation diet best ever lost two stone with diet and swimming three times a week, it's all about portion sizes.. try it and you will be amazed.

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