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If you could only eat one single vegeatable or vegetal-based food, which one you choose?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 29, 2013 at 5:40 PM

In case you need to choose a single one, which vegetable or vegetable based food is the most nutritious complement for a diet, considering you had no restriction on the animal based food (fish, meat or eggs) you eat. How would you complement it, from rice to avocado, from potatoes to squash, carrots, coconuts, sprouted beans or anything else in your view...

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on March 30, 2013
at 03:38 PM

I love dandelion, too! I make jelly with the flowers.

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(10611)

on March 30, 2013
at 03:05 PM

Dried cherries and roasted hazelnuts. The bitter with the sweet.

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(10611)

on March 30, 2013
at 03:04 PM

Arrrrrrr matey.

0e395acc856e3353f3f5892e6b09b0e7

(1227)

on March 30, 2013
at 01:49 PM

Cherries are beautiful to look at as well. I have a cherry pin, cherry decorated towels and placemats, cherry earrings. I could go on and on, but now eat them only by the number 6 or 7 rather than the bowls full at a time because of their sugar content. They are also my "absolute favourite plant food."

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on March 30, 2013
at 02:57 AM

Not a vegetable, though. I can't believe I'm actually adding to this thread.

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2030)

on March 30, 2013
at 01:53 AM

I'm strong to the finish cause I eats me spinach!

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(10611)

on March 29, 2013
at 08:30 PM

....with some heavy cream....

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on March 29, 2013
at 08:21 PM

Can't upvote this enough! I am a Brussels sprouts FANATIC.

Ee6932fe54ad68039a8d5f7a8caa0468

(2668)

on March 29, 2013
at 08:16 PM

thhq, could your last two sentences be more mysterious? CD, why? potatoes have pretty damn fine nutritional profile.

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(10611)

on March 29, 2013
at 08:13 PM

Because @philosopher you might not have fresh asparagus available to you. Or wild plums.

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(10611)

on March 29, 2013
at 08:13 PM

Oh my...little fresh brussels sprouts sliced thinly and braised with butter and some bacon...oh my....

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(10611)

on March 29, 2013
at 08:11 PM

CD you can't know because I hold the vegetable cards. You can only guess which vegetable, and even if you guessed right I'd probably lie. Because it's Friday afternoon and the sun is out and the birds are singing for the first time in 3 months.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

(3524)

on March 29, 2013
at 07:44 PM

thhq why should I give you a limited set of choices? You may be ware that in certain parts of the third world, people lives out of just two or three different plants, basically. So my question is relevant, if you can think in broader terms than a city dweller who shops at the supermarket...

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(10611)

on March 29, 2013
at 07:38 PM

If you only have limited choices tell us what they are so we can make he best choice. Otherwise we're on a random walk searching black swan in the manger @plhilosopher. On second thought, eat the one that's the freshest.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on March 29, 2013
at 07:36 PM

damn-it and I had kale in the office pool. What day will I be right?

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on March 29, 2013
at 07:36 PM

got to at least go with sweet potatoes if you are going starch

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

(3524)

on March 29, 2013
at 07:18 PM

I ask this because sometimes you have limited choices. In those cases which vegetable you choose?

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(10611)

on March 29, 2013
at 07:17 PM

We could vote to close as a meaningless gesture.

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(10611)

on March 29, 2013
at 07:15 PM

Most? I've seen this random hypothetical a few times here; people never seem to tire of it. I upvoted you, but sorry your answer is wrong. It will be the right answer soon though.

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(39831)

on March 29, 2013
at 05:57 PM

He's a philosopher...this is actually about man's existential plight in an apathetic universe, I think.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on March 29, 2013
at 05:42 PM

Why on earth would you have to? I don't understand these "only eating x# of blank foods" questions, but they certainly come up a lot.

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Ee6932fe54ad68039a8d5f7a8caa0468

(2668)

on March 29, 2013
at 05:44 PM

most random hypothetical ever, but my answer is potatoes.

Ee6932fe54ad68039a8d5f7a8caa0468

(2668)

on March 29, 2013
at 08:16 PM

thhq, could your last two sentences be more mysterious? CD, why? potatoes have pretty damn fine nutritional profile.

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(10611)

on March 29, 2013
at 07:15 PM

Most? I've seen this random hypothetical a few times here; people never seem to tire of it. I upvoted you, but sorry your answer is wrong. It will be the right answer soon though.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on March 29, 2013
at 07:36 PM

got to at least go with sweet potatoes if you are going starch

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135e21209a0034559f9d2372cceeac67

(190)

on March 29, 2013
at 07:34 PM

I absolutely love fresh brussel sprouts. I never had them until recently. I always bought the frozen kind. Don't let anyone tell you there is no difference in taste. There is...big time!

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(10611)

on March 29, 2013
at 08:13 PM

Oh my...little fresh brussels sprouts sliced thinly and braised with butter and some bacon...oh my....

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on March 29, 2013
at 08:21 PM

Can't upvote this enough! I am a Brussels sprouts FANATIC.

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(10611)

on March 29, 2013
at 08:30 PM

....with some heavy cream....

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532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on March 30, 2013
at 12:49 AM

Cherries. I don't have a rationale other than it's my absolute favourite plant food. Mmmmmmmmmm cherries.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on March 30, 2013
at 02:57 AM

Not a vegetable, though. I can't believe I'm actually adding to this thread.

0e395acc856e3353f3f5892e6b09b0e7

(1227)

on March 30, 2013
at 01:49 PM

Cherries are beautiful to look at as well. I have a cherry pin, cherry decorated towels and placemats, cherry earrings. I could go on and on, but now eat them only by the number 6 or 7 rather than the bowls full at a time because of their sugar content. They are also my "absolute favourite plant food."

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(10611)

on March 30, 2013
at 03:05 PM

Dried cherries and roasted hazelnuts. The bitter with the sweet.

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26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on March 30, 2013
at 12:16 AM

I would pick spinach. It's delicious wilted or fresh, you can use it in place of basil for a delicious pesto. It can be mixed with beef, chicken, pasta, and omelets. Spinach gives you Vitamins K, A, E, C, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and is an antioxidant and also anti-inflammatory. Plus, Popeye ate it.

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(10611)

on March 30, 2013
at 03:04 PM

Arrrrrrr matey.

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2030)

on March 30, 2013
at 01:53 AM

I'm strong to the finish cause I eats me spinach!

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0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

on March 30, 2013
at 01:21 PM

I gotta go with kale as well. It's the only vegetable I eat year round, regardless of season. But I wouldn't advise lack of diversity in food choices.

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C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

on March 30, 2013
at 03:52 AM

Blackberries picked in August.

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7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2030)

on March 29, 2013
at 07:13 PM

I'd go with ferment veggies such as sauerkraut. To help acidify the stomach if your eating lots of animal foods, to add some friendly bacteria, and for the overall availability of nutrients such as vitam c.

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(10611)

on March 29, 2013
at 07:12 PM

Today the correct answer is fresh young asparagus.

Tomorrow is another day. With a different answer.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on March 29, 2013
at 07:36 PM

damn-it and I had kale in the office pool. What day will I be right?

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(10611)

on March 29, 2013
at 08:11 PM

CD you can't know because I hold the vegetable cards. You can only guess which vegetable, and even if you guessed right I'd probably lie. Because it's Friday afternoon and the sun is out and the birds are singing for the first time in 3 months.

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2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

on March 30, 2013
at 01:45 PM

dandelion..i am pretty much addicted to everything in the lettuce family, but dandelion is especially delicious, the flower, the leaves and the root.......yum

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on March 30, 2013
at 03:38 PM

I love dandelion, too! I make jelly with the flowers.

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137980865c0d982a75c092938d8bb714

on March 30, 2013
at 04:43 AM

kale...raw, steamed, sauteed, dehydrated...all those phytonutrients....

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666525d63306c6042000715fa637cf7a

on March 30, 2013
at 02:35 AM

Broccoli is numero uno in my book...could eat it every night cooked with coconut oil, salt, and pepper. Could eat plain too, but that's no fun.

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Dea5f440698f5488b975ada2f61daa0d

on March 30, 2013
at 02:23 AM

Kale, with bacon, of course, in soup form: http://mary-sews.blogspot.com/2013/03/green-soup.html

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