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  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 5,010 Member Member Posts: 5,010 Member
    Kale is delicious.

    (Hey, you said unpopular. Not true.)
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 18,096 Member Member, Premium Posts: 18,096 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Nothing is a superfood. The whole concept is ridiculous. Nutrition is wholistic.

    right, but given that kale is marketed as a "superfood" .. as is basically any fruit or vegetable with $$ behind it.

    "Big Kale"? Hmmm. I'm doubtful.

    P.S. I like kale.

    ETA: That some people - money motivated or not - promote things as "superfoods" does not rebut my point that the whole "superfood" concept is at least a red herring when it comes to nutrition, and possibly an outright bogus idea. The very widespread, diverse claims you're pointing out, in fact, underscore that "superfood = bogus" is an unpopular opinion, which is the point of the thread.
    edited September 2020
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member, Premium Posts: 24,571 Member Member, Premium Posts: 24,571 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Nothing is a superfood. The whole concept is ridiculous. Nutrition is wholistic.

    right, but given that kale is marketed as a "superfood" .. as is basically any fruit or vegetable with $$ behind it.

    "Big Kale"? Hmmm. I'm doubtful.

    p.S. I like kale.

    Everyone has their own tastes, but I think kale is delicious. Raw kale massaged with salt and olive oil and dressed with pickled red onions or sauteed kale with lots of garlic and red pepper flakes or ribbons of slow cooked kale in a creamy potato soup . . . it really can be quite delightful.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,313 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,313 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Nothing is a superfood. The whole concept is ridiculous. Nutrition is wholistic.

    right, but given that kale is marketed as a "superfood" .. as is basically any fruit or vegetable with $$ behind it.

    "Big Kale"? Hmmm. I'm doubtful.

    P.S. I like kale.

    ETA: That some people - money motivated or not - promote things as "superfoods" does not rebut my point that the whole "superfood" concept is at least a red herring when it comes to nutrition, and possibly an outright bogus idea. The very widespread, diverse claims you're pointing out, in fact, underscore that "superfood = bogus" is an unpopular opinion, which is the point of the thread.

    http://www.americankaleassociation.com/

    https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-22984/the-strange-mystery-of-who-made-kale-famous-and-why.html
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 18,096 Member Member, Premium Posts: 18,096 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Nothing is a superfood. The whole concept is ridiculous. Nutrition is wholistic.

    right, but given that kale is marketed as a "superfood" .. as is basically any fruit or vegetable with $$ behind it.

    "Big Kale"? Hmmm. I'm doubtful.

    P.S. I like kale.

    ETA: That some people - money motivated or not - promote things as "superfoods" does not rebut my point that the whole "superfood" concept is at least a red herring when it comes to nutrition, and possibly an outright bogus idea. The very widespread, diverse claims you're pointing out, in fact, underscore that "superfood = bogus" is an unpopular opinion, which is the point of the thread.

    http://www.americankaleassociation.com/

    https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-22984/the-strange-mystery-of-who-made-kale-famous-and-why.html

    Meh. Pretty much any commodity food has a marketing association behind it, that does a lot of the same things companies do to market more-prepared or more-processed foods. Everyone once in a while, one hits the ball out of the park. I'm still a skeptic about "Big Kale".

    Main point: There are no superfoods.
  • distortedvision78distortedvision78 Member Posts: 32 Member Member Posts: 32 Member
    I struggle to think of any good that I really dislike. I can only thing that comes to mind is tripe / offal. I've never even eaten it but the idea of doing so even makes feel like puking.

    edited September 2020
  • ejbronteejbronte Member Posts: 861 Member Member Posts: 861 Member
    Speaking of "superfoods"...
    Pomegranates are NOT worth the trouble.

    My nephew and I had a lot of fun with pomegranates: I had told him the story of Persephone and Hades. He was curious about the fruit that condemned Persephone to half a year underground, so I bought one. My sister refused to let us play with it in her kitchen, so we took the pomegranate, a knife and a bowl of water to the back yard, cut open the pomegranate and used the bowl of water to winnow out the seeds. My nephew had a ball, tried the seeds and liked them. Not enough to sacrifice six months of sunshine, but he liked it.
  • xGreatWhiteNorthxxGreatWhiteNorthx Member Posts: 335 Member Member Posts: 335 Member
    Ketchup is nasty.
    Anything artificial banana or artificial orange are nasty.

    Grilled cheese isnt the same without using the fake Kraft single slices instead of real cheese.

    Maple syrup sucks unless it's real, homemade maple syrup with the slight smokey taste from being boiled down over a fire. Even the store bought real maple syrup doesnt compare.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,313 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,313 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Nothing is a superfood. The whole concept is ridiculous. Nutrition is wholistic.

    right, but given that kale is marketed as a "superfood" .. as is basically any fruit or vegetable with $$ behind it.

    "Big Kale"? Hmmm. I'm doubtful.

    P.S. I like kale.

    ETA: That some people - money motivated or not - promote things as "superfoods" does not rebut my point that the whole "superfood" concept is at least a red herring when it comes to nutrition, and possibly an outright bogus idea. The very widespread, diverse claims you're pointing out, in fact, underscore that "superfood = bogus" is an unpopular opinion, which is the point of the thread.

    http://www.americankaleassociation.com/

    https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-22984/the-strange-mystery-of-who-made-kale-famous-and-why.html

    Meh. Pretty much any commodity food has a marketing association behind it, that does a lot of the same things companies do to market more-prepared or more-processed foods. Everyone once in a while, one hits the ball out of the park. I'm still a skeptic about "Big Kale".

    Main point: There are no superfoods.

    Agreed!
  • silverpl2525silverpl2525 Member Posts: 136 Member Member Posts: 136 Member
    The use of the word "flavor" or "natural" in an ingredient list doesn't mean anything. It will still be a bunch of chemicals combined in a factory to make the food or drink taste good. This was such a let-down when I learned about it. "Natural flavors" are the worst! Such a marketing ploy, and it works. My favorite crackers have these :(
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 8,460 Member Member Posts: 8,460 Member
    The use of the word "flavor" or "natural" in an ingredient list doesn't mean anything. It will still be a bunch of chemicals combined in a factory to make the food or drink taste good. This was such a let-down when I learned about it. "Natural flavors" are the worst! Such a marketing ploy, and it works. My favorite crackers have these :(

    ikr? I too was thinking it was such an unassuming ingredient...I didn't question that they ('natural flavorings') would be dubious in nature! The public really need to question and do their research on the stuff they buy - source it and do your homework!
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 1,991 Member Member Posts: 1,991 Member
    ejbronte wrote: »
    Speaking of "superfoods"...
    Pomegranates are NOT worth the trouble.

    My nephew and I had a lot of fun with pomegranates: I had told him the story of Persephone and Hades. He was curious about the fruit that condemned Persephone to half a year underground, so I bought one. My sister refused to let us play with it in her kitchen, so we took the pomegranate, a knife and a bowl of water to the back yard, cut open the pomegranate and used the bowl of water to winnow out the seeds. My nephew had a ball, tried the seeds and liked them. Not enough to sacrifice six months of sunshine, but he liked it.

    You proved my point exactly. "Playing" with food might be fun for kids (I liked dissecting pomegranates as a kid, too), but as an adult, it's way too fussy for me, with very little reward.
  • ejbronteejbronte Member Posts: 861 Member Member Posts: 861 Member
    ejbronte wrote: »
    Speaking of "superfoods"...
    Pomegranates are NOT worth the trouble.

    My nephew and I had a lot of fun with pomegranates: I had told him the story of Persephone and Hades. He was curious about the fruit that condemned Persephone to half a year underground, so I bought one. My sister refused to let us play with it in her kitchen, so we took the pomegranate, a knife and a bowl of water to the back yard, cut open the pomegranate and used the bowl of water to winnow out the seeds. My nephew had a ball, tried the seeds and liked them. Not enough to sacrifice six months of sunshine, but he liked it.

    You proved my point exactly. "Playing" with food might be fun for kids (I liked dissecting pomegranates as a kid, too), but as an adult, it's way too fussy for me, with very little reward.

    Perhaps. But these days, you can buy pomegranate seeds pre-harvested, and enjoy them without going out in the back yard with a bowl of water .... and I personally do like the taste of the seeds and feel they go nicely in a salad as well as on their own.
  • spinnerdellspinnerdell Member Posts: 192 Member Member Posts: 192 Member
    In my world, there's always time for pomegranates. I love the meditative process of picking them apart and slowly releasing the succulent morsels one by one. Good thing, since I have a big tree full of them almost ready for harvest.
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,275 Member Member Posts: 1,275 Member
    senalay788 wrote: »
    There is no superfood.

    Yes there is! PEANUT BUTTER! How can it not be?,? It has the power to get so many people addicted! 😂😂😂🥜🥜🥜🥜just kidding of course
  • ejbronteejbronte Member Posts: 861 Member Member Posts: 861 Member
    In my world, there's always time for pomegranates. I love the meditative process of picking them apart and slowly releasing the succulent morsels one by one. Good thing, since I have a big tree full of them almost ready for harvest.

    You have a pomegranate tree?! How very cool. I managed a trip to Italy and saw a couple of pomegranate trees.
  • Kiefer_1Kiefer_1 Member, Premium Posts: 22 Member Member, Premium Posts: 22 Member
    You guys have some crazy opinions 😅
  • slytherclawprideslytherclawpride Member Posts: 22 Member Member Posts: 22 Member
    I do not like cake (unless it's ice cream cake), and I hate the taste and texture of coconut.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,313 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,313 Member
    I do not like cake (unless it's ice cream cake), and I hate the taste and texture of coconut.

    i used to be weirdly obsessed with ice cream cake until I realized I only like the fudge/cookie layer and the gel icing haha
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