"Foreign" fruit and veg?

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  1. ColJack

    ColJack Gold Member

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    Does anyone know of a comprehensive list if what veg is free / super free etc?

    I mean things like dudhi or mooli etc?
    The new Tesco near me has a wide variety of "foreign" veg and I want to give some a try.

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  3. lauratrev

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    Ohh id be interested in this always gd to try different free/superfree! :)

    Sorry coljack that im no use to you though.
     
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    Here's my list................


    Superfree Food

    Apples
    Apricots
    Carambola (star fruit)
    Cashew fruit (not cashew nut)
    Cherries
    Clementines
    Damsons
    Elderberries
    Feijoa
    Figs
    Greengages
    Grenadilla (fibre)
    Kiwi fruit
    Kumquats (fibre)
    Manderines
    Medlars (fibre)
    Mulberries
    Nectarines
    Oranges
    Ortaniques (honey tangerines)
    Papaya (paw paw)
    Passion fruit (fibre)
    Peaches
    Pears
    Pineapple
    Plums
    Prickly pears
    Satsumas
    Tangerines
    Ugli fruit
    Watermelon

    Amla (indian gooseberry) (fibre)
    Bananas
    Blueberries
    Cape Gooseberry (physalis)
    Custard apple (cherimoya)
    Grapes
    Jambu fruit
    Jujube (chinese date)
    Lychees
    Mammie apple
    Mango
    Mango
    Mangosteen
    Persimmon (sharon fruit)
    Pomegranets (fibre)
    Rambutan
    Sapodilla (very high in fibre)

    Artichokes (fibre)
    Brussels sprout (fibre)
    Garlic (fibre)
    Water chestnuts (fibre)


    Pete’s Super Speed Foods


    Fruit


    Babaco
    Bilberries
    Blackberries
    Blackcurrants
    Boysenberries
    Cranberries
    Gooseberries
    Grapefruit
    Guava
    Kiwano
    Lemons
    Limes
    Loganberries
    Loquats
    Melon, except watermelon
    Pomelo
    Raspberries
    Redcurrants
    Rhubarb
    Strawberries
    Tamarillos
    Tayberries
    White currents
    Yellow Plums


    Veg & Pulses


    Baked beans in tomato sauce
    Black Gram Beans
    Broad beans
    Butter beans
    Cannellini Beans
    Garden Peas
    Mushy Peas
    Petis Pois
    Sword Beans


    Meat & Fish


    Tripe
    Cod
    Coley
    Dover Sole
    Haddock
    John Dory
    Lemon Sole
    Monkfish
    Plaice
    Skate
    Whiting
    Clams
    Cockles
    Crab, Tinned or fresh
    Crayfish
    Cuttlefish
    Octopus
    Oysters
    Squid
    Whelks
    Winkles
    Dab
    Flounder
    Flying fish
    Hoki
    Ling
    Parrot fish
    Pollack
    Red snapper
    Tilapia
     
  5. Mrs.S.

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    Isn't this the same as the book? xx
     
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    I would probably make an educated guess based on their similairities to other veg. Mooli is a white root isn't it? A bit like a carrot looks wise only quite peppery? Could be completely wrong there!
     
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    Don't know about speed or superspeed but all veg and fruit, foreign or otherwise, will be free.

    As for superfree, unless it is a starchy veg then it'll be superfree too.
     
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    But not Avocado if any newbies reading :)
     
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    I'd be in absolute heaven if avocado was free!
     
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    I never even consider avocado but well spotted!!
     
  12. kingleds

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    Thats cos its not fruit or veg. Its devils food. YUK!
     
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    Does that make me the devil then *ponders* cos I could live on the things, if they weren't uber bad SW wise that is! Can't remember the last time I did have avocado actually... used to eat tons of them at one point.

    *Peers at her fat belly* so THAT'S where you came from! Must have been the avocados, couldn't possibly be the wine ;)
     
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    They're all free as they're veggies AFAIK? Not sure about tamarind as I think that's a fruit? I've only had it ready-processed so its always had syns and tbh I wouldnt know what to do with it fresh! :D

    Dudhi, kerala and tindora are squash/gourds so I don't know why they wouldn't be free. Mooli is a radish so the same. Karela is listed actually, Free. (I swear I saw mooli listed too but cant find it now... maybe it was under another name? :confused: ) Mmm Ive used mooli loads of times as my 1/3 SF with a good old curry & rice, its worked for me :D

    Starchy stuff such as eddoes I've just been assuming are similar to potatoes/yams etc? Ive used them as Green or EE only, but I dont know if that's right?

    Yow cassava is listed - at 7 syns per 100g! Ouch! :eek: Plantain and yams are on the list already alongside sweetcorn and parsnip ie Green/EE only.
    (Mm they seem to have made a mess of yams actually, as theyre listed as Free on EE but if you search for "yam" you get "Yams, raw/cooked without fat, 100g ½ " :confused: )

    Thats about all you can get from my Tesco. Anyone else got Interesting Stuff we can try? :)
     
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    If you look up the unusual item on something like Wikipedia, you can get an idea of what sort of fruit/vegetable it is.

    For instance, mooli (also called daikon) is in fact a type of radish, and radishes are superfree. Also, Wikipedia usually gives nutritional information.

    Daikon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Part of the list is from "the book" the rest I found on the Internet!
     
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    Thanks Anna. Knew i was probably confusing myself there!
     
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