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Try The Tasty Paw Paw – The Raw Food Health Podcast Episode 27

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
Paw Paw Festival

It’s Paw Paw Season!

There’s a delicious fruit coming into season that might be growing in your back yard, but virtually no one knows about it – Allow me to introduce you to the Paw Paw. 

The Paw Paw kept Lewis and Clark’s expedition from starving, and fed the early settlers of the United States.

It was a favorite desert of George Washington, distracted entire regiments (who preferred chowing down in orchards to to fighting) during the Civil War, and was incorporated into the managed food forests of the Native Americans.

Since the industrial agriculture and transportation system took over, though, food has strayed from its local roots, and outside of its native range, the paw paw has been mostly forgotten.

In episode 27 of the Raw Food Health Podcast, we’ll talk to Chris Chmiel, a paw paw farmer who founded the Ohio Paw Paw Festival, and now seeks to get this fruit a bit of well-deserved attention.

We talk about the paw paw, foraging for it in the wild for fun and profit, the Ohio Paw Paw Festival, and how you can get your hands on some paw paws if you live outside of its usual haunts.


In the show I say Chris’ Farm is in Athens County Georgia. It is actually in Athens County Ohio

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The Fine Art Of Persimmon Raiding For Adventure And Full Bellies

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

PersimmonsHave you ever had one of the wonderfully goo-filled sweet bags of orange flesh we call persimmons? Whether they’re of the oriental or American variety, they’re pretty amazing.

But do you realize they taste approximately 15% better when when you don’t just plop down your hard earned cash for them, but instead find a free-growing tree overfilling with the fruit and pick your fill?

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of returning to a full persimmon tree I’d discovered on an earlier bike trip around Austin, Texas. This time, though, I took some friends and we got about $150 of free fruit for our efforts.

For five hungry raw foodists, there are not many better finds.

Check out the video below to see how it all went down.


The Raw Food Choice: Nuts Or Fruit?

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Are you going to eat fatty foods or fruit?

Given that vegetables alone cannot supply our caloric needs, we need to choose one or the other if we’re not going to starve eating a raw diet.

So what happens when you choose fat?

Lauren Knowles gives us a great example. She writes:

“I am a raw foodist but eat seeds and some nuts. What should I eat for protein? AS I am hungry if I just eat greens. I do have candida very badly and I am always watching sugar intake. I do not eat fruit at all.

Please advise.”

Those that try to avoid fruit and just eat fat for their calories tend to run into blood sugar issues, particularly candida.

Luckily, plenty of studies outlined the proper course for stabilizing blood sugar levels through dietary improvement.

When you choose a low fat raw vegan diet that promotes not only stable blood sugar, but overall high levels of health, life starts to get a lot better.

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