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Old 03-06-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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I remember eating pomegranate seeds when I was a kid in the 1970s, and then never saw them again until the POM company was established.
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:44 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Fresh figs. They aren't good unless they are picked fully ripe and they do not ship well at all, so it is very rare to see them for sale. If I do see them in the market I won't buy them because I know they have been picked before ripe.

I've never seen Jerusalem artichokes in the market. I think that the people who are eating them are growing their own. Mother Earth News type of people grow them.
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:51 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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I don't like apples that much anymore. I used to eat them all the time. Now they only seldom seem to have enough flavor to justify paying for them. And the texture is so cellulose-y, I feel like I have to chew them forever before I can swallow.
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:20 AM
 
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Any other veggies /fruit that are around but just not so popular or overlooked?
Broccoli Rabe, Radicchio, Endive and Escarole are some that stick out to me that I do enjoy but rarely see used or have had people say they don't what know they are.
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:21 AM
 
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You don't hear of many people eating Parsnips anymore, but I do see them in the stores. I also don't know too many people who are crazy about pears. We used to have both when I was growing up. As for persimmons they make good cookies and good pudding. As a kid, in So Ca they were everywhere. I am not a fan. I don't think people eat beets quite as much as they did when I was growing up 50 plus years ago. We still eat them but they are not a regular like when I was a kid in the 50s.
I eat them all the time,parsnips that is
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:36 AM
 
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I can think of lots of things we used to eat that I never eat or hear of any more (liver, jello salads, franks & beans...), but not so much in the way of fruits or vegetables. We always had plenty, but there are even more that we eat now.

My mom never bought beets, radishes, kale or parsnips, but I like all of those. We have many more (and much better) varieties of lettuce and apples. If I had to think of fruits/vegetables we had as kids but I never, ever buy any more, it would be iceberg lettuce and Red Delicious apples.
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Turnips...don't hear much of those anymore...
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:37 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I don't think there is a fruit or vegetable that I dislike.

Turnips happen to be one of my favorite vegetables. Mashed with butter, cream, sea salt and black pepper...mmm.

Also, I think that more Americans are eating fresh vegetables than they did in the post WWII era - 50s, 60s, 70s. and I think more people are enjoying more vegetables and fruit than they ever have in my life time.
Gah, that's the one I don't like. My mother would try to get us to eat turnips by adding applesauce to them, but it didn't disguise the bitter taste.

I agree that people are eating more fresh vegetables and that more are available now. We grew up on canned vegetables except in summer, when you could get things like fresh green beans. Then more things became available frozen, too.
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:40 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Oh are you in for a treat! Fresh beets are DELICIOUS - robust, filling and sweet!

Roasted beets are very tasty! A few weeks ago, I made Ukrainian style borscht - beet soup. I'm craving it again!

When you do buy those fresh beets, don't throw the greens away! They are very tasty too!
Tell me how you made it! Please?

I also eat the greens. Sometimes I make the beets and saute the greens and then put the beets on top of the greens.

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Old 03-06-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario
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I don't like apples that much anymore. I used to eat them all the time. Now they only seldom seem to have enough flavor to justify paying for them. And the texture is so cellulose-y, I feel like I have to chew them forever before I can swallow.
Try Honeycrisp apples, they are super crunchy, super sweet and have a thin skin that is easy to bite into! They run more expensive, but are delicious!
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