Types and versions of veges and fruits
Proof that texture, taste, and other challenges make our food options sometimes more of a challenge. Then some may expect. Particularly, with folks with ASD, and LD’s, including ADHD. And especially with uncommon ingrediants grown in countries possibly ( this second part is an educated guess) with different chemical standards ( hint hint!) Maybe another post, I’ll eventually share what issues I have with some of these ingrediants in certain states or preparations. I challenge you to ask yourself questions on why these issues exist in me. It could be good practice for your loved one(s), or friend (s), who may have other significant challenges, that you don’t have perhaps ( That you need to be sensitive too) since there hopefully okay with, or tolerate your challenges. Your feelings of these challenges should differ somewhat depending on the type of relationship(s) that we’re talking about. But, we regress.
Great example is broccoli
Broccoli sprouts- no, taste like turnips (That reminds me of parsnips, did I tell u I can’t have that either?) but, parsnips in mashed potatoes taste great! But, I can’t have them 🙁
American broccoli or broccoli flower yes if cooked. No if not. As a baby unless you purred it and cooked the heads only I could eat it. I couldn’t eat as a baby eat it in any other form.
Chinese broccoli no, never.
Cauliflower is different because there’s less stem and there softer and bigger.
Grapes ( in a raw cold state) I can have the purple not the green. But, get this. I can’t have it in a drink of 100% juice, with no added non natural sugar. It will give me a soar throat. 🙁 the white grape juice too, but, it takes longer. I can only have grapes in a raw state. Not in wine, or any other form.
Did you know that all the sugar free jams and jellies all have to have enough sugar in it to stay tog? Do you also know what concentrate all of them in the US use in there sugar free versions? Grape.
Did you know you get more lycopene in cooked tomatoes then in eating most regular sized ones at room temperature? Did you know lycopene helps reverse/prevent sun damage ?
Regardless, I can eat the red ones, brown ones, and orange ones! I can eat but, don’t prefer the baby tomatoes. Did you know the non-organic mini tomatoes have the most pesticides on them? They do!
I love ripe purple plums but, can’t stand the reddish ones. Same with cherries.