Archives for: October 2002, 14
Thank you for the compliment! And congratulations on having married a guy with your blood type. :-D You'd think that with all the Os around, it would be some sort of default setting that most women would link up with type O men. I've never even gone out with an O, as far as I can figure. Reminds me of my mother saying, "It's as easy to marry a rich man as a poor man." She had to be joking. In any case, pretty funny coming from the woman who married Dad. *L!* Moving on...
The issue with black pepper isn't with the pepper itself. It's specifically with the stuff most people think of (rightly) as black pepper -- that has been ground and poured into a tin or bottle, then stored for months in a warehouse before you ever see it on the shelves. When the protective outer covering of the peppercorn is broken, several species of molds cry out "Hoorah!" and proceed to set up housekeeping on the soft inner pepperparts. Os with a history of allergies, especially to mold, can further stimulate their overactive immune systems with this superannuated storebought ground pepper. Pepper packs given out with fast food, and peppershakers at restaurants, can contain pepper you'd have to carbon date to determine the harvest. That's the reason "black pepper" is listed as avoid in Eat Right 4 Your Type.
However, you can make your husband an even happier man by using a peppergrinder and buying black peppercorns instead of the pre-ground stuff. Freshly ground pepper is neutral for Os, as listed in Live Right 4 Your Type and TYPEbase3®. It will not affect your weight loss program, and he's right: it does taste better when added during the cooking process. Enjoy!