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    My guess was that these berries only grow wild...

    My guess was that these berries only grow wild and were never commercially grown because their flavor and texture was inferior to the main 4: raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
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    berries I've never been able to find

    I was reading a couple MDA articles about fruits here:

    The Best Low-Carb Fruits (and the Worst) | Mark's Daily Apple
    Dear Mark: Vegetable Juicing, G_BOMBS, Blood Sugar, and Hot Workouts | Mark's...
  3. What is the difference between the 4 types?

    What is the difference between the 4 types?
  4. Speaking as someone who spent an unexpectedly...

    Speaking as someone who spent an unexpectedly long time searching for purple sweet potatoes after reading Mark's article on them (The Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatoes | Mark's Daily Apple),...
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    can anyone still buy orange roughy?

    Is anyone able to find orange roughy at their local grocery stores/fish markets? I was under the impression that no one stocked it anymore due to overfishing problems, but then last week I randomly...
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    The woman at the Japanese market emailed me back...

    The woman at the Japanese market emailed me back a few weeks ago to let me know the purple yams they were getting in were of the darker variety. I went to buy some and much to my disappointment they...
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    caffeine from coffee vs pills

    Has anyone else here noticed a significant difference between the stimulant effects of coffee and caffeine pills? If I drink an average-sized mug of coffee (~70mg of caffeine according to google), I...
  8. berries: frozen domestic vs. fresh imported

    Now that berries are starting to go out of season (at least around here), I was wondering if there is any difference between fresh imported berries (the ones I see are usually from South America) or...
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    How was the Austin Primal Con 2013?

    Would anyone who went to Austin Primal Con 2013 be willing to share their thoughts on the event? I really wanted to go, but $850 seemed awful steep (and I even live in Austin). Feel free to PM me...
  10. I didn't mean that one would be eating 100%...

    I didn't mean that one would be eating 100% MUFA/SFA. I only meant that any MUFA/SFA consumed wouldn't contribute at all toward the O3/O6 ratio.
  11. Does that mean that monounsaturated and saturated...

    Does that mean that monounsaturated and saturated fats don't contribute at all to the O6/O3 ratio that is discussed?
  12. question about fats and omega fatty acids

    I've been reading articles on MDA about the different types of omega fats and am somewhat confused. Could someone fill in the blanks here and/or correct what I already have:

    1. Polyunsaturated...
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    I believe "Enteric" is the word you're thinking...

    I believe "Enteric" is the word you're thinking of.
  14. struggling with conventional vs organic, grain fed vs grass fed, etc.

    I realize the topics of organic vs. conventional, grass-fed vs. grain-fed, etc. have been discussed before on these forums, but as I've been reading MDA and learning more about the primal lifestyle,...
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    I found a Japanese market in town and spoke to an...

    I found a Japanese market in town and spoke to an employee there. She said the purple sweet potatoes they carry during the spring/summer months tend to be dry and flaky, but the ones they get during...
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    Are you able to buy the sweet/creamy ones year...

    Are you able to buy the sweet/creamy ones year round? I'm starting to think this is a seasonal thing.

    FWIW, I was able to get a produce manager to order some of the Stokes purple sweet potatoes. ...
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    I'm guessing it's a seasonal item. Regular sweet...

    I'm guessing it's a seasonal item. Regular sweet potatoes are in season during the autumn and winter months. For what it's worth, the first time I actually looked for a purple sweet potato this...
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    Based on the taro pictures I'm finding, I don't...

    Based on the taro pictures I'm finding, I don't think the potatoes I bought before were taros. The ones I found had the same light skin as the ones in the MDA article, but had a light purple/white...
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    One other thing I thought of: Is it a law that...

    One other thing I thought of:

    Is it a law that any produce grown outside the US must be irradiated before it enters? If so, wouldn't that apply to most purple sweet potatoes?
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    Does anyone think cooking method would make much...

    Does anyone think cooking method would make much of a difference? For what it's worth, I've only been steaming mine. I've never tried to bake them.

    I'm thinking I'll just have to go talk to a...
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    Yeah definitely take a picture the next time you...

    Yeah definitely take a picture the next time you are there and see if you can find any identifying information. Based on my experiences, the terms "purple yam", "purple sweet potato", and even...
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    Which of the two varieties described in Mark's...

    Which of the two varieties described in Mark's article are you able to find:

    "They are white skinned with a deep, brilliant purple interior that becomes velvety smooth and incredibly sweet when...
  23. Is that just selective breeding, or some sort of...

    Is that just selective breeding, or some sort of direct genetic manipulation? Your examples remind me of what I read in Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, which talks about how...
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    Bump - someone else out there has to eat purple...

    Bump - someone else out there has to eat purple sweet potatoes. Has anyone been able to find the ones Mark described in that article? I've only been able to find the "imposters".
  25. One other thing I noticed: the strawberries at...

    One other thing I noticed: the strawberries at the farmer's market were much smaller than the ones I typically buy at the grocery store. While I would never have equated the size of the strawberries...
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