9. Questions & Answers
Are English walnuts and black walnuts preferred varieties?
They are both more acid in metabolic reaction than other nuts, so it would be advisable to use them only occasionally.
I find sesame seeds difficult to chew. Is it advisable to grind them?
It is all right to grind and sprinkle them on your salad. Some people are able to chew them well, but if you don't, they will pass through your system without assimilation.
Is it better to use frozen organically grown fruit, or fresh fruit that is commercially grown?
If it is your own fruit, and you have rushed it from the tree to the freezer, without heating, sugar or other additives, and you eat it just barely thawed, it is quite a good product, but never as good as the freshly picked fruit, eaten ripe and fresh from the tree, with no loss of flavor, texture or nutrients. If you use this frozen fruit, you should also use some other fruit that is not frozen—even though it is not organically grown—to be certain to obtain from this fruit whichever nutrients may have been damaged or destroyed in the freezing and thawing process.
In the winter in the north, there are few varieties, of good quality fresh fruit available. What should I do about fruit meals at that time?
I can tell you what we do. Of course, citrus is available all winter, and it is possible to have organically grown citrus shipped from Florida. We live in Florida and use citrus regularly until melons are again available. We do realize that people who live in the north may not find citrus as agreeable or well-tolerated as people who live where the citrus grows.
I have told you how to get organically grown apples. We get enough to last most of the winter. We use some grapes, and some pears. Bananas are always available. Avocados are usually also available. Kiwifruit is now available through the year, and you can usually find pineapples also.
In the winter we usually use more dried fruit. When a variety of good fresh fruit is available, we use dried fruit only occasionally. In winter, we like to use more of the less-sweet varieties of dried fruit, such as organically grown dried apples (when we run out of fresh ones), organically grown raisins (when we don't have grapes), organically grown dried cherries, and soaked organically grown dried apricots. We also use some dates and figs, sparingly, because they are so sweet. We use only one variety of dried fruit in the course of one day.
We also use some of our frozen peaches and frozen figs from our own trees.
> Lesson 24 - Selection And Storage Of Most Wholesome Foods, Part I
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