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Are these foods Paleo?

Answered on October 12, 2014
Created June 08, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Hey these foods are foods i used to love when i didn't eat paleo and i was wondering wether i could have them in moderation now i do eat paleo!

1) Black pudding??

2) Cashew nuts?

3) Fat on lamb/pork chops? Most tasty bit but should it be eaten or kept to a bare minimum?

Thanks

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on June 09, 2013
at 05:42 PM

Meh: Nuts, Legumes, Seeds -- there's not much difference. Technically I believe cashews are seeds as the shell (the cashew apple) opens at maturity to release the seed. -- Ultimately this is the problem with using botanical classifications for deciding what to eat and what one should avoid. Take each food and make a decision about the quality of that specific food, not the genus it comes from

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on June 08, 2013
at 09:49 PM

No; this is completely false. Cashews are absolutely not legumes. This is a myth, and frankly, it's not even one that makes sense. Cashews are seeds of a fruit, and the tree they come from is not in the fabaceae family.

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on June 08, 2013
at 09:49 PM

No; this is completely false. Cashews are absolutely not legumes. This is a myth, and frankly, it's not even one that makes sense. Cashews are seeds of a fruit, and the tree the come from is **not** in the fabaceae family.

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on June 08, 2013
at 09:44 PM

Thanks for your comments. :)

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at 09:37 PM

Thanks for that! I knew peanuts were a legume but wasn't sure about the cashew! And thanks for the info with pig fat!

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on June 08, 2013
at 09:42 PM

They are all absolutely paleo, with the same caveats as anything else: for the black pudding, is it all blood and meat, or are there fillers? If it is free of cheap fillers like grains, was the meat sustainably grown (Grass-fed, pastured, etc. depending on the animal)? For cashews, go for organic if it's in your means and local depending on where you live. Animal fat is perfectly healthy???not to mention delicious???as long as it's not raised in some kind of feedlot. Anything, really, is healthy if you know what's in it and where it came from.

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Thanks for your comments. :)

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on October 12, 2014
at 07:57 PM

Not sure about the black pudding, although I'm guessing it is not permitted as part of a Paleo diet :( But I believe cashews, lamb, and porkchops are "allowed". However, as there are considerably high amounts of fat in all 3 of these edibles, it IS of course recommended to eat them in moderation and you should also buy top quality. For snacking, maybe try mixing things up a little by sometimes eating almonds and pistachios rather than always cashews. Then, instead of only lamb or porkchops, try having fish or other seafood more frequently. Hope it helps - Happy Eating :)    

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on June 08, 2013
at 09:34 PM

1) No. I think there is flour somewhere in there. It is possible to make it in a way that meets the paleo standards, but it is unlikely. They will probably use some sort of grain filler.

2) It seems that cashews are not, in fact, legumes, as I have been told. My original answer was that they were not paleo, but the correction is in the comments, and it seems to be solid, from what I can google.

3) Yes. If they are store bought industrial pork chops they are likely to have a different fat composition than properly raised pigs. This is why we supplement with Omega-3. If there is something really off with pig fat, you will be able to notice it. It will actually taste rancid. It goes bad like old nuts go bad.

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on June 08, 2013
at 09:37 PM

Thanks for that! I knew peanuts were a legume but wasn't sure about the cashew! And thanks for the info with pig fat!

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on June 08, 2013
at 09:49 PM

No; this is completely false. Cashews are absolutely not legumes. This is a myth, and frankly, it's not even one that makes sense. Cashews are seeds of a fruit, and the tree they come from is not in the fabaceae family.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on June 09, 2013
at 05:42 PM

Meh: Nuts, Legumes, Seeds -- there's not much difference. Technically I believe cashews are seeds as the shell (the cashew apple) opens at maturity to release the seed. -- Ultimately this is the problem with using botanical classifications for deciding what to eat and what one should avoid. Take each food and make a decision about the quality of that specific food, not the genus it comes from

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on June 08, 2013
at 09:49 PM

No; this is completely false. Cashews are absolutely not legumes. This is a myth, and frankly, it's not even one that makes sense. Cashews are seeds of a fruit, and the tree the come from is **not** in the fabaceae family.

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