While eating some of my favorite chips, terra blues, I realized that part of the reason I enjoyed them was because I felt daring by eating them. A little bit of rebellion everyday keeps me balanced. But, really how rebellious was I being?
Apparently, very. Blue food is a rare occurrence in nature. It has been ingrained in our minds to avoid blue, since blue along with other dark colors warned humans of poison or spoilage. Thus, today many health experts suggest that eating blue food or eating off a blue plate can reduce or suppress a person’s appetite. I have to get a blue plate to see if this actually works. Link for more information about blue food.
For those of you who want to live on the wild side, here are some more blue foods that you can try:
- Blue cheese: Mold Penicillium provides the blue spots and veins.
- Blue potatoes: Descendants of the Peruvian Andes mountains. Blue pigmentation developed to protect tubers from excessive ultraviolet light found at high altitudes. Easy to grow too, see link).
- Blue Corn (Hopi Maize): Developed by the Hopi and considered a staple of their cuisine. Nutritional value over other corns, due to increased protein and a lower glycemic index.
- Blue Lobster: Blue color cause by crustacyanin, a blue complex that is a genetic mutation caused by excessive protein and red carotenoid, astaxanthin.
- Blue Crayfish or Electric Blue Crayfish (Procambarus alleni): Florida born and bred.
- Blueberries: Seems a little more on the purple side to me. Nevermind, all of these are blue/purple.
See you on the blue side.
Disclaimer: In no way am I benefitting by referring to Terra Blues. But if you haven’t tried them please do!