Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I'm mad about orange stuff...
I've been looking over my eating habits for the past couple weeks and I've noticed a very large increase in my craving and consumption of orange foods. In particular are oranges, sweet potatoes, carrots, squash/pumpkin and persimmons. Especially persimmons. I'm currently addicted to persimmons. I mean I'm seriously craving them. I walked four miles yesterday just to get some. I'm eating three or four a day and twitching for more.
So what's in those persimmons that's making a persimmon junkie? I figure they must be high in beta-carotene as they're orange. But what else? Can I OD on persimmons?
I found this neat site that will give the full nutritional breakdown on many foods, including persimmons.
So what have they got? Well they're high in vitamin K (whatever that is), A, E and omega 6. Also high in phosphorus, manganese and potassium.
But which one of these things is my body craving??
I've even been online to find out if I can grow my own persimmon tree in Australia. Imagine my glee when I find, I can. I may become a persimmon orchardess.