originally posted by: loam
a reply to: rickymouse
I agree. Very little of anything today tastes like It did 40 years ago. Don't even get me started on eggs...
As you mentioned, organic doesn't necessarily mean anything in terms of taste either. The last several seasons we've sort of gone crazy with box
gardening and even our results in terms of taste are underwhelming.
We get our eggs from a woman who buys smaller chickens which results in smaller eggs. They are outside a lot, eating bugs and grasses in her yard.
The eggs taste great, they are the best I have had in many years. I remember getting eggs from my uncle when I was a kid that tasted like that. The
thing is that the high producing chickens that create big eggs do not seem to have the same good tasting eggs. It seems that they selected chickens
to produce eggs that produce mostly large and extra large eggs, so the eggs are less tasty.
There is not much difference in the mineral and vitamin level between a medium egg and an extra large egg. The medium eggs are actually more
nutritious ounce per ounce. The same goes for potatoes, the potato plant puts what is needed for a plant to start into the eggs and the big potatoes
actually have added starch in them, not much more nutrition though. The B size potatoes taste great, the big potatoes are ok, but if there is a
shortage of micronutrients in them, there is not much flavor. The plant creates a seed, that seed creates a plant or plants, so a small potato has
nutrition equal to a larger potato under the right conditions.
Even in the organic topsoil that you buy from the store is the chemistry of the sewer sludge from big sewer plants. Our waste is considered organic
so the stuff they take out of the sewer with corexit is considered organic. I know someone who works in a big sewer plant and she told me they load
that sewer humus into organic trucks. I have not bought topsoil anymore from the store to add to the garden, that humus can still contain traces of
medicines and chemicals. She said that they are tightly regulated as to how much corexit they use and that stuff is not good for anyone. Maybe for a
flower garden it may be all right but not for food. I would rather put maple leaves into the soil to build it up, that is really good fertilizer.
The funny part is that in cities they want everyone to rake their grass and put the leaves into bags and haul them away. Mulching the maple leaves
with a mower would be better, why add fertilizer that costs a lot when the leaves will take care of fertilizing the yard. It seems that we are led to
believe we have to buy things from the store to accomplish things. That is propaganda. Leaves from an oak tree are not good for the garden though,
they have too much tannin in them.
We buy a half a grass fed organic cow every year, it tastes like it did when we were young. Naturally aged limousine is great tasting, better flavor
than that angus crap. Angus is all right if it is bred with Limousin, it has a little more fat but still has taste to it.
I read an article that beef is a mild carcinogen till the cow gets to be around eighteen months, after that the beef goes to being anticancer. At
about twenty six to twenty eight months the good in beef actually outweighs the bad. Most commercial beef is around eighteen months or less. The
flavor also increases after they get older, but some people do not like that beefy flavor because we have been conditioned to like flavorless beef.
Then you have to add spices and lots of salt to get any flavor. We need little salt and only pepper and a tad bit of garlic salt on our beef. Onions
and garlic contain thiols that actually keep people from having agglutination occuring from beef,which can lead to clots. People with A, B, or AB
blood should eat some sulfur food with beef or food with sascilicates (aspirin) in it. Cucumbers are high in this, so are some veggies. That will
keep the blood from sticking together too much, the sulfur or aspirin compound take the charge off the blood that causes glues. Type O people do not
have to worry so much, pretty much half the population of the US is type O
Real chicken tastes great, but it costs over four bucks a pound and most times the chickens are the fast growing kind that die from heart problems if
they live too long. A chicken that is say six months old has much more flavor than one that is three months old. The big chickens grow too fast,
they do not develop the flavor. After the growth hormone lowers in the bird, it starts building it's immune system chemicals and those chemicals add
flavor to the meat.
It seems our health officials want us to only consider certain vitamins and minerals and protein content as important. Either they are dumb or they
are hiding something. A protein is a protein has been shown to be wrong many times, every protein interacts different in our bodies and that is
related to multiple factors. I no longer believe the main stream Nutrition information, I have researched things and conclude that all our government
is interested in is stuffing our faces full of garbage, they do not dig deep enough into nutrition. Some researchers seem to understand this and I
read their research and try to evaluate it. Taste is important. But not added flavors, naturally occurring flavors.