Hello, I'm curious to know how many of you went through what I'm going through and how did you guys go about it...
So it seems that I'm stuck eating sweet fruits and juicy ones like pears and mangos, but I noticed no matter how much I try to eat berries, (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) I can't seem to like them. Which is weird cause I love them in my smoothies!! I just can't eat them. They taste sort of sour to me. Kinda like pineapples and kiwis sometimes.
So will my taste buds change eventually or get used to them, will I ever be able to eat all kinds of fruit?? I live in tropical weather and I have never tried any exotic fruits like mamey, jackfruit or lychees. I just don't seem to be interested and I was wondering if that will ever change cause I'd like to desire them.
I guess I can continue with my smoothies for now, is the only way I can enjoy dates and figs too. For some reason I don't like chewing them =(
Thank you guys!
Thank you Casey, sweet as always!! =)
I have heard that the less milk that is in your system the less sweet pineapple will taste. This I learned a long time ago when first discovering this lifestyle. So if its been a while since you have had dairy then the more sour pineapple will taste. Ok I found the info. It says that the bromeliad in the pineapple will help clean out the dairy from your diet and when the pineapple start tasting sour it is out of your system.
I don't like berries by themselves either, I don't know why but maybe just a personal thing and it depends on the person. I do like dates! But it took a few times eating them by themselves to start liking them. I still mostly like them in smoothies.
Thanks Jen! Very interesting info, I heard that b4 but totally forgot about it. I've been vegan for 2 years so that makes sense I guess?
Maybe the blueberries aren't ripe? They always seem sweet to me. Raspberries and blackberries will always be somewhat sour. Tastes do change as the body changes. I remember when I first went raw, I went to work one day and forgot my lunch. It just so happened on that day that someone decided to "treat" everyone to KFC. I was so hungry I broke down and had a drumstick. The salt in it made my mouth feel like it was on fire. Ugh! I couldn't finish it. It was such a weird sensation but it helped break that particular craving ;)
I never thought I liked dates until I tried a different variety. And I hear that fresh ones are better than dried. Hard to find around here though.
Yikes! I can't imagine biting one of those, but I can imagine!!! Thanks for the info and for posting!!! =D
Great analogy Jann, I'm really hoping to see a change in my taste eventually =)
There are certain berries that are sweeter than others, and maybe you just haven't found the right berry for you. I find that blueberries are not super sweet, but huckleberries, which look like tiny blueberries, are super sweet. I love both of them though, but huckleberries are the sweeter of the two.
And everyone has different tastes and likes, so if you like them in smoothies, keep throwing them in there and eat them that way. Just try different ones and different things and see what you like. That is what I do for the most part :)
All berries are gonna taste a bit on the acid side compared to sweet ripe fruits like mangoes and persimmon,but they can help balance the sweet fruits for a change and have different nutrition properties,strawberries are probably the sweetest tasting of all the different berries.If you are living in the most tropical part of US of A take advantage of those tropical and sub tropical fruits grown locally(in Redlands area?),like custard apples,rollinia,lychee,black & white sapote,longan,etc,etc...........I recommend just try them,you may just like the taste.........if not theres still the mangoes in season and bananas,the thing with having different fruits is some are in season at different times of the year than mangoes and nashi pears.
hI Jimmy good to hear from you again, thanks for posting. I really should focus on seasonal fruits, I think that plays a role on how they taste. BTW I can't wait to try lychees!!