I'm trying to eat healthier and also eating more local produce. Eating locally is a good way to increase the nutritional value of our food. When foods are shipped from long distances they are usually picked before they are fully ripened and as soon as they are picked they begin to loose nutrition. A garden and fruit trees of my own would be the ideal but I don't have that, so in the summer I try to buy as much as I can from my local farmer's market.
The pineapple is not local but the rest of the vegetables and blueberries are and I also bought raw honey from a local beekeeper.
Indiana is corn country, it is the second largest producer of popcorn. So, all around where I live are corn and soybean fields. Indiana sweet corn is the best.
Here is something I recently learned from Natalia Rose, in her book The Raw Food Detox Diet, when corn is eaten raw it is not considered a starch but a vegetable. I had never heard that before. Everyone in my family loves raw corn, we all agree that raw tastes better than cooked corn. It is wonderful to cut off the cob and eat on a salad. You really don't need dressing when you do this either because the sweet milk of the corn is like a dressing. Yum! Does anyone else
eat their corn raw?