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C_Sharp
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Since the list of foods people have requested to include in SWAMI now exceeeds 200 items, I thought it might be good to find out what foods are wanted by more than one person.

I have created a survey in survey monkey that allows you to rank each of the foods on a scale of 0 to 9 indicating how strongly you want a food item included.

Zero indicates you do not care if a food is included.
Nine indicates that you think it is very important to include this food.

You can leave lines blank, if you do not want to rate all the foods.

I am aware that some foods are misclassified and others are duplicated.


Click here to take survey


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great survey C!


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Locust bean gum which is on the list is already in the GenoType Diet book.  I thought I recognized a few others, too, but I'm not sure.


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Yes, some of them are already in Swami X, at least that is what I thought too ... no time to check ...

The Arrowroot rhizomes to be checked should be when they are at their peak of stach content (that is when they are the sweetest) and it is usually when the rizhomes are harvested not earlier than 8 months but not later than 18 months ... After that they become woody and stringy ...  




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Quoted from Cristina
Yes, some of them are already in Swami X, at least that is what I thought too ... no time to check ...


Please check.

I tried to eliminate those that were in SWAMI. I did spend hours checking, but I may have missed some.

Many of the requests were from people who did not own SWAMI (and had no intention of purchasing the product).


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Quoted from KimonoKat
Locust bean gum which is on the list is already in the GenoType Diet book.  I thought I recognized a few others, too, but I'm not sure.


Locust bean gum was one of the most frequently requested products for inclusion in the Foods to be added to SWAMI (List only) thread. People should not have repeated requests for products already requested, but it was not uncommon for people to repeat the same request.

I have searched SWAMI created for several different individuals,

I did not find Locust Bean Gum in any of the SWAMI diet reports that I searched.

Locust bean gum might be covered, by comments like:

Quoted from SWAMI diet report
GT3 Teachers should avoid gums and resins such as carrageenan, agar-agar, mastic and guar gum.


But not all SWAMIs include those comments. Some contain an anti gum comments in diary, but that appears to only apply to gums used as a dairy additive.



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Quoted from C_Sharp


Locust bean gum was one of the most frequently requested products for inclusion in the Foods to be added to SWAMI .



That's interesting that it's NOT in SWAMI when it's in the GTD book. It's listed as a superfood for Hunters, Gatherers, Teachers, Explorers.  Not mentioned at all for Warriors or Nomads (neutral).


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Quoted from KimonoKat
That's interesting that it's NOT in SWAMI


It could be there under a name that I do not recognize.

I did look for several variants based on carob (from which it is derived).


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In the first ten surveys:

Only a few foods occurred more than once in people's list of the top five foods to be included in SWAMI:

Foods Occurring Twice:
(in the top five)

Barramundi
Cream and and other dairy variations(raw, ultra pasteurized, ...)
Goat cheese

Foods Occurring Once: (in the top five)

bird's nest
chinese fermented bean paste

Duck Fat
salted eggs
Etorki Cheese
24 hour yogurt

fish maw
Gurnard
chinese Soon Hock Fish

acia berry
clementines
Muscadines
Quince Juice
Riberry (lillypilly)
Lemon Peel

Nopal
Snow pea
Choy sum
Sweet potato leaves
Fenugreek leaves
Amaranth Leaves

oat milk
Stinging Nettle Tea
Jasmine Green Tea

Arrowroot rhizomes harvested from 8 to 18 months growth
maltodextrin
Sourdough
water chestnut flour

umeboshi paste


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I just thought I would note:

Sweet potato leaves are already listed in SWAMI
Acai berries are listed
Clementines are not listed, but they are similar to tangerines which are listed (I would use the tangerine entry until their is a separate entry).


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Based on the first 14 survey responders,
these are foods that people do not particularly
feel need to be included in SWAMI:

Foods with an average rating of 3 or less on a scale of 0 to 9:

(foods are sorted from lowest rating to highest rating-rating follows food name)

beet kvass     0.67
Organ meats of the various common & Horse     0.67
camphor resin     0.7
Maypop [Passifora incarnata] {Fruits, Flowers, Leaves}     0.75
Patience dock (rumex petientia)     0.75
Saskatoon berry (Amelanchier alnifolia)     0.75
Arum campanulatum (Rox & San)     0.78
Ayu, Sweetfish [Plecoglossus altivelis]     0.78
Muntjac     0.86
Conger Eel {and Anago which is not Conger but I digress}     0.88
Red Clover Sprouts     0.88
Sea Buckthorn [Hippophae rhamnoides]     0.88
Sea Pineapple, Hoya [Halocynthia roretzi]     0.88
Udo [Aralia cordata]     0.88
vendace     0.88
Common mallow (malva spp)     0.89
Syrian Rue [peganum harmala]     1
Bulbs, Tulip     1.1
corn flower petals     1.11
Sallal berries     1.13
Strawberry Tree [Arbutus unedo]     1.13
Tulip     1.2
Annona     1.22
Samphire, Norfolk Asparagus [Crithmum maritimum]     1.25
spruce sprout     1.25
Thimble berries     1.25
Tea, Bittergourd tea     1.25
Lucuma     1.29
chickus     1.33
Common sow thistle (sonchus oleraceus)     1.33
crowberry     1.33
guinea eggs     1.33
Freekeh     1.38
safflower petals     1.38
Sea Urchin, Erizo, Uni [not picky - ANY]     1.38
Sooran {Cousin to Konnyaku}     1.38
Yew berry {seedless of course}     1.38
zedvoary     1.38
Bulbs, Dahlia     1.4
Daylily, any     1.4
Baltic herrings     1.44
Gongura (Sorel leaves)     1.44
Water apples (Jambu)     1.5
Chinese Gentian     1.56
Einkorn     1.56
Bulbs, Lily     1.6
sunflower petals     1.63
Toman (Snakehead)     1.63
Eel, Unagi     1.67
Fugu, Pufferfish [typ. Takifugo rubripes]     1.67
lambs quarters   (plant not part of animal)     1.67
Mayhaw     1.67
Ume [Prunus mume]     1.67
Russian olive (elaeagnus angustifolia)     1.75
Sloes, Blackthorn [Prunus spinosa]     1.75
Youngberry juice     1.75
amaranth leaves     1.78
Maqui Berry (Aristotelia Chilensis)     1.78
Lauki (Bottle Gourd)     1.78
plout     1.78
Salmon berries     1.78
Magnolia blossoms     1.8
Lemon verbena or Lemon beebrush, Aloysia triphylla     1.88
Etorki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etorki)     1.88
Yacon     1.88
Yacon root     1.88
Yacon syrup     1.88
Tea, Lotus flower tea     1.88
Cheese, Brenta cheese     1.89
Cheese, Tomme cheese     1.89
cassia buds     1.9
Acorns (white and red)     2
Chinese "silk squash" (si gua)     2
Rose apple     2
Chokeberry     2.1
herbal jelly,     2.13
Pandan Leaves,     2.13
rose syrup,     2.13
Shanghai pok choy (xiao tang cai)     2.13
Yak     2.13
ancho, pasilla, and chipotle pepper     2.18
century egg     2.2
Chinese chives (jiu cai)     2.22
Chinese squash (jie gua)     2.22
elephant ear stems (Bac Ha)     2.22
Cheese, fontinella cheese     2.33
Mesquite     2.38
blue corn     2.5
Cheese, Asiago cheese     2.5
Cheese, Myzithra cheese     2.5
goose/duck fat (http://www.ochef.com/699.htm)     2.56
Scuppernongs     2.56
Wine, Pomegranite wine     2.6
Lotus paste     2.63
Pomfret Fish     2.63
Amla, Indian Gooseberry [Phyllanthus emblica OR Emblica officinalis]     2.64
Lemon verbena oil     2.67
Red seabream     2.67
Riberry http://members.ozemail.com.au/~peterrjones/bushtucker/riberry.htm     2.67
grass jelly,     2.78
haws/hawthorne berries/tejocote   (as a food not a supplement)     2.78
nopal(pads of prickly pear cactus)     2.78
tunghing or "Chinese cinnamon"     2.78
Jiaogulen as a tea or as a live food.     2.8
Spring Greens (used to be known as Pamfrey) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_greens 1     2.88
Winter melon     2.88
Romano Beans     2.89
Chrysanthemum, any     2.89
plantain (leaf of weed not the yellow fruit)     2.89
quinoa leaves     2.89
Arrowroot (the Rhizomes, not the powder)     2.91
Chinese white asparagus     3
Choy sum     3
molkosan (whey concentrate fermented with lactic acid)     3
Chye sim (Chinese spinach/cabbage)     3
Muscadines     3
Mushrooms, Lobster     3
Mushrooms, Cinnamon Cap     3
Mushrooms, Funnel Chanterelle (yellow foot)     3
Mushrooms, Lion's Mane (Hericium)     3


We will listed foods with higher ratings after we get more survey responses (foods can be rated as high as 9)


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I didn't even know what most of those foods were. Plus many of them seemed to be duplicates of one another or very similar to items already in SWAMI (such as sweet potato flour vs whole sweet potatoes.)


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The list of foods are taken from those that people requested in the
Foods to be added to SWAMI (List only) thread
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1250265646/


Now in that thread there were many request from people to add foods to SWAMI that were already there.

I tried to eliminate these, but I may have missed some.

When people added a qualifier like "flour" to a food already listed like "sweet potato" I assumed that the person making the request had some reason to believe that the processed product would rate differently than the unprocessed product.

If you think that it would have an identical rating to the unprocessed product you should vote "0" which indicates that you think that Dr. D. should spend time adding something else rather than adding this item.


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What should someone do if they are unfamiliar with an item in the survey:

1) Probably the easiest is to just skip the item and let people familiar with the food vote on whether they think it should be included.

2) A food item that you have never heard of is probably not readily available to you. You could vote zero for all of these. This would indicate that you would rather have food items listed that you have heard of since those entries are more useful to you.  Of course, then when you want to try a new food it will not be there and you will both not know how you reacted to it in the past and how it is rated.

3) You can look up the items on the Net, determine if the product was widely available are only in a very isolated part of the world and whether you would buy it if you had it available and it was rated well. This is the approach I took, but it makes the survey take a long time. I presume that most people will prefer to take options 1 or 2.




I would not stress too much on the survey.

I presume that will mostly determine whether a food is included in SWAMI is:

A) Whether it provides people with helpful information in planning a diet

B) Whether Dr. D. can find nutritional and health related information on a food product.

C) If he is testing a food item for whether lectins in the food react with ABO antigens, it may depend on whether the food product can be obtained in Connecticut.



I doubt this survey matters much at all. It is not something that he requested.

To me it would matter more if people all wanted the same thing. Instead it appears that everyone has a few key items that they want, but those items are not the same as anyone else (or just a few other individuals).

I guess that shows that Dr. D. already did an excellent job in choosing the foods that most people would want.


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It is a very tough one for Dr D to have to prioritize these lists ... I am mostly interested on things that can be grown locally, native edibles ... after all they are the foodstuffs that will sustain us during a world crisis ... Although in a crisis situation, facing famine anything goes and lectin damage may be the last thing in our minds vs the prospect of starving, it will be good to know which ones to eat freely for our type and which ones to avoid or at least limit intake ...

It is all local needs ... that explains the many unrecognizable names in the list (I skipped those) ... our eating for our type becomes 'in tuned' with our regions ...

I hope I make sense ..   Great job C#!!  9:00pm time to  




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Quoted from Cristina
I am mostly interested on things that can be grown locally, native edibles ...


I also am most interested in is things that I have grown in my garden (Amaranth leaves, Quinoa leaves, fenugreek leaves, plantain leaves, muscadine, scuppernongs, ...) and the foods that I buy at the local farmers/flea markets (elephant ear stems, nopal, haws). None of these foods are doing well in the survey.


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Based on the first 22 responses:

The top 50 products that people would like to see included in SWAMI are:

Highest possible rank is 9.
Foods with highest rank listed first.

Cheese, goat cheese     7.37
Citric acid     7.07
Tea, Dandelion root and/leaf tea     6.75
Wheatgrass     6.69
Wasabi [Eutrema japonica]     6.69
Snow pea     6.65
Lime juice     6.58
xanthan gum     6.46
Tea, Fennel tea     6.31
Xylitol     6.29
tea, white tea     6.27
tomato puree/paste     6.25
sourdough - makes great bread and can be used for some traditional beverages     6.19
mango juice     6.15
sweet potato starch (as in noodles, Asian stores)     6
Maltodextrin     6
Sultanas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultana_%28grape%29)     5.93
*Lettuce, Red leaf lettuce     5.89
*Lettuce, Butterhead (Boston, bibb)     5.89
*Lettuce, Cos (Diamond Gem, Little gem, Rosalita, Paris White, Rouge)     5.89
lemon juice (separate from lemon & water)     5.87
Brown Rice Protein Powder     5.72
broths (chicken, turkey, beef  - made with meat, not just bone or marrow soup)     5.69
Star anise (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_anise)     5.62
Wine, Port (red or white)     5.62
Cream {Light (18% -30% fat), whipping (30-36% fat), heavy (more than 36% fat)}     5.59
papaya juice     5.5
*Chinese fermented bean paste     5.5
Cheese, marcapone /mascarpone cheese     5.5
Tea, Stinging nettle tea     5.46
potato starch     5.44
buffalo and sheep milk and their yogurts     5.38
Oat milk     5.33
Tea, Oolong tea     5.31
Yogurt, 24 hour     5.29
red rice     5.23
Rice paper     5.21
guava juice     5.21
yarrow - excellent for colds with chest congestion     5.21
parsley root - similar to parsnip but from parsley     5.15
Sweet potato flour     5.15
Truffles     5.14
Lavender     5.13
chevre     5.12
Cayenne     5.11
dong quai      5
pike perch / zander     5
Locust bean gum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locust_bean_gum) - thickener     4.93
Sucralose     4.93
Barramundi     4.93


* Indicates a food that was added after some people had already voted


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I put a couple on the request list and think I may have even put there proper names because I came across them at health food stores or in reading and they were "superfoods"-- but because I did not buy them and integrate them, I can't recall what they are off hand.

Big list survey, started it, but don't really have the time to look them up. If things generally aren't super special or detrimental for some reason, I think they could be a lower priority. Audience availability, the Asian foods would be important to people in Asia.

If something is super bene, then I would seek it out even if I can't source it locally. When something is being touted in the health food rhelm as a superfood, I think it's worth looking at on the individual level. Can't tell you how many people are coocoo for coconuts right now. I'm not on the bandwagon.


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Based on the first 23 surveys:

Here are the answer to the write in questions:

Duplicate responses are listed.
Ratings included from the other part of the survey on a scale of 0 to 9.

If you could only add one food to SWAMI what would it be?                              
Arrowroot rhizomes harvested from 8 to 18 months growth     (Rating      2.82      Based on      17      votes)
Cashew fruit (preferably dried)     (Rating      3.27      Based on      15      votes)
Chinese Soon Hock Fish     (Rating      1.2      Based on      5      votes)
Choy sum     (Rating      3      Based on      15      votes)
clementines     (Rating            Based on            votes)
Etorki Cheese     (Rating      1.15      Based on      13      votes)
goat cheese     (Rating      7.4      Based on      20      votes)
Gurnard     (Rating      1      Based on      5      votes)
heavy cream     (Rating      5.72      Based on      18      votes)
Mascarpone     (Rating      5.63      Based on      19      votes)
Nopal     (Rating      3.43      Based on      14      votes)
Stout or dark ale, Guinness, Beamish, Murphy's     (Rating      2      Based on            4 votes)
unlisted mushrooms     (Rating            Based on            votes)
water chestnut flour     (Rating      2.92      Based on      12      votes)
zander     (Rating      1      Based on      5      votes)



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acia berry     (Rating of 4.5 is for acai berry juice Based on 16 votes)
Barramundi     (Rating      4.63      Based on      16      votes)
Barramundi     (Rating      4.63      Based on      16      votes)
beet kvass     (Rating      2.4      Based on      15      votes)
Brown Rice Protein Powder     (Rating      5.68      Based on      19      votes)
Cider     (Rating of 4.17 for hard cider      Based on      18      votes)
dairy cream     (Rating      5.72      Based on      18      votes)
Dragon Fruit     (Rating      3.29      Based on      14      votes)
hawthorne berries     (Rating      2.86      Based on      14      votes)
maltodextrin     (Rating      5.8      Based on      15      votes)
Quince Juice     (Rating      5.75      Based on      4      votes)
salted eggs     (Rating            Based on            votes)
Sourdough     (Rating      6.24      Based on      17      votes)
tomato paste     (Rating      6.29      Based on      17      votes)
yacon/syrup     (Rating      2.08      Based on      12      votes)


What is the third most important food to be added to SWAMI?          
24 hour yogurt     (Rating      5.28      Based on      18      votes)
Amaranth Leaves     (Rating      1.79      Based on      14      votes)
Chinese fermented bean paste     (Rating      4.4      Based on      5      votes)
Chipotle     (Rating      2.18      Based on      17      votes)
Cos Lettuce     (Rating      5.8      Based on      10      votes)
Cream     (Rating      5.72      Based on      18      votes)
Dairy variants {raw, ultrapasteurized, different fat content}     (Rating      of 4.89 is for raw/ultrapasteurized Based on 18 votes)
Duck Fat     (Rating      2.64      Based on      14      votes)
goat cheese     (Rating      7.4      Based on      20      votes)
goat cheese/chevre     (Rating      5.28      Based on      18      votes)
oat milk     (Rating      5.19      Based on      16      votes)
potato starch     (Rating      5.53      Based on      17      votes)
Tea, jasmine green     (Rating      4.73      Based on      15      votes)
Wine, Port (red or white)     (Rating      5.79      Based on      14      votes)


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What is the fourth most important food to be added to SWAMI?
bird's nest     (Rating      1.4      Based on      5      votes)
Cheese, goat cheese     (Rating      7.4      Based on      20      votes)
Cheese, goat cheese     (Rating      7.4      Based on      20      votes)
guava juice     (Rating      4.87      Based on      15      votes)
Lemon Peel     (Rating      4.76      Based on      17      votes)
mango juice     (Rating      6.21      Based on      14      votes)
Menthi (fenugreek leaves)     (Rating      4.07      Based on      15      votes)
Muscadines     (Rating      3.38      Based on      16      votes)
Port     (Rating      5.79      Based on      14      votes)
potato starch     (Rating      5.53      Based on      17      votes)
purple potatoes     (Rating      4.06      Based on      16      votes)
umeboshi paste     (Rating      4.23      Based on      13      votes)


What is the fifth most important food to be added to SWAMI?
blue corn     (Rating      2.56      Based on      16      votes)
cayenne     (Rating      5.21      Based on      19      votes)
fish maw     (Rating      1.8      Based on      5      votes)
Meade     (Rating      3.71      Based on      7      votes)
oolong tea     (Rating      5.5      Based on      14      votes)
Quinoa leaves     (Rating      3.08      Based on      13      votes)
Riberry (lillypilly)     (Rating      2.87      Based on      15      votes)
Scuppernongs     (Rating      2.29      Based on      14      votes)
Snow pea     (Rating      6.28      Based on      18      votes)
Stinging Nettle Tea     (Rating      5.64      Based on      14      votes)
yogut/kefir from goat or sheep milk.     (Rating      4.75      Based on      4      votes)


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Average rating for all of the 234 listed foods is 3.34.

Average rating for foods in "If you could only add one food to SWAMI what would it be?" is 3.12  


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Comments from survey (last question - No one had to answer- We have had ten responses so far):

  • Still many foods that are not listed
  • Primarily foods from US. Survey lacks foods from Mexico.
  • Fish common to Australian/NZ waters
  • thank you!
  • I'm grateful for what I have so any improvements or enhancements are just fab!
  • Thanks, what a great survey~
  • Australian fish (most of our fish are not listed as they do not enter northern hemisphere waters as a rule.)
  • thanks for the enormous endeavor!
  • there are still many unlisted foods
  • They are either foods I already have, want to have and easily available and can be grown locally


Strongest actionable theme in comments seems to be a desire for Australian/NZ fish.


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Just a couple of notes:

Ume = Umeboshi. You ranked the paste high for inclusion but the plum itself low.
chevre = goat cheese. Ranked the latter high, the former low for inclusion.

Many of the unrated ingredients are rated in the books: lemon juice, lime juice, snow peas, cheese, dandelion root tea, dong quai tea, guava, papaya, cayenne; chicken/turkey/beef (=broth); maltodextrin.

When it comes to something like jasmine green tea, are you planning to SWAMI-rate every type of flavoring of green tea? Aren't the various essences ways to enjoy your green tea beneficial? Will you rate earl-grey green tea and others too? That's a lot of testing!


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Quoted from san j


Ume = Umeboshi. You ranked the paste high for inclusion but the plum itself low.


Perhaps I should not have included both.

Ranking is by the survey respondents and they may have various reasons for rating the paste high and the plum low.  

Since I had a separate request for the paste, I assumed someone thought it might be rated differently than the fruit.

Current rating for the paste is 3.67  based on 18 votes

Current rating for the fruit is 2.0  based on 17 votes

I think we can see that for some unknown reason there is a preference to know about the paste rather than the plums.

People were free to give both entries the same ranking, if they want to.

People were also free to not rate a food they were not familiar with. In the case of the paste 13 people who took the survey chose to skip this food.

In the case of the plums 14 people who took the survey chose to skip this food. Someone may have skipped it because they felt they had already rated it since they rated the paste. I do not know why the response differs by one, but I do not think it makes much difference.

Quoted from san j

chevre = goat cheese. Ranked the latter high, the former low for inclusion.


I consider Chevre to be one type of goat cheese (perhaps falsely). I know that the term is sometime used to refer to all goat cheeses.

People were free to give them the same ranking (I did, since I did not know the what the difference was), but some people chose to give them different rankings.

So current ranking is:

Goat cheese 7.27     out of 26 votes.
Chevre 5.26     out of 23 votes
Quoted from san j

Many of the unrated ingredients are rated in the books: lemon juice, lime juice, snow peas, cheese, dandelion root tea, dong quai tea, guava, papaya, cayenne; chicken/turkey/beef (=broth); maltodextrin.


I think people wanted foods listed in SWAMI, since for many of us the rankings in SWAMI differ from the books.

In some cases the food was included in SWAMI, but people wanted juices. I rated the juices low myself, since I thought I could predict juice values from fruit values. However, this is not always the case (If you look at various SWAMIs, sometimes juice rate differently than the fruit)

People were free to give foods or beverages a rating of zero if they already had the information they needed.  But in actuality survey respondents rated these items higher than many foods that are not included in any book.


Lemon Juice  6.52 with     23 people choosing to rate this food
Lime Juice 6.65 with          20 people choosing to rate this food
snow peas 6.44     with     25 people choosing to rate this food
dandelion root tea, 6.83 with     23 people choosing to rate this food
dong quai tea, 4.47 with     17 people choosing to rate this food
guava juice 4.90 with     20 people choosing to rate this food
papaya, 5.40 with     20 people choosing to rate this food
cayenne; 5.58 with     24 people choosing to rate this food
chicken/turkey/beef (=broth) 6.09 with     22 people choosing to rate this food
maltodextrin 6.00 with     20 people choosing to rate this food

Many totally new foods had ratings had ratings of less than 2. I presume that indicates that the survey participants tended to be more interested in these foods than in some of the "new" foods.
Quoted from san j


When it comes to something like jasmine green tea, are you planning to SWAMI-rate every type of flavoring of green tea? Aren't the various essences ways to enjoy your green tea beneficial? Will you rate earl-grey green tea and others too? That's a lot of testing!


I doubt that all the variants will be tested.

In fact nothing at all may be be tested.

I set up the survey on my own. I was not asked to do so. It does not indicate any commitment by Dr. D'Adamo to include additional foods in SWAMI. I am not actually able to do the testing myself.


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