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Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, December 12, 2010, 4:30am
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
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, December 12, 2010, 5:21am; Reply: 1
great survey C! :)
Posted by: KimonoKat, Sunday, December 12, 2010, 6:16am; Reply: 2
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.
Posted by: Cristina, Sunday, December 12, 2010, 9:28am; Reply: 3
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 ...  :)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, December 12, 2010, 5:27pm; Reply: 4
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).
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, December 12, 2010, 5:38pm; Reply: 5
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.

Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, December 12, 2010, 6:07pm; Reply: 6
Thank you!  

!!!  (hehe)
Posted by: KimonoKat, Sunday, December 12, 2010, 6:16pm; Reply: 7
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).
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, December 12, 2010, 6:39pm; Reply: 8
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).
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, December 13, 2010, 12:29am; Reply: 9
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
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, December 13, 2010, 2:34am; Reply: 10
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).
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 12:17am; Reply: 11
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)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 5:03pm; Reply: 12
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.)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 5:48pm; Reply: 13
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.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 6:08pm; Reply: 14
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.
Posted by: Cristina, Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 11:15am; Reply: 15
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 ..   8) Great job C#!!  9:00pm time to  (sleep)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 6:24pm; Reply: 16
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.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, December 16, 2010, 4:26am; Reply: 17
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
Posted by: AKArtlover, Thursday, December 16, 2010, 3:47pm; Reply: 18
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. ;D
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, December 17, 2010, 3:58am; Reply: 19
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)



What is the second most important food to be added to SWAMI?
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)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, December 17, 2010, 3:58am; Reply: 20

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)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, December 17, 2010, 4:12am; Reply: 21
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  
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, December 17, 2010, 9:46pm; Reply: 22
Comments from survey (last question - No one had to answer- We have had ten responses so far):



Strongest actionable theme in comments seems to be a desire for Australian/NZ fish.
Posted by: san j, Friday, December 17, 2010, 11:16pm; Reply: 23
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! ::)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, December 18, 2010, 2:42am; Reply: 24
Thank you!

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.
Posted by: san j, Saturday, December 18, 2010, 3:19am; Reply: 25
I mentioned the books for the simple reason I don't know if and when the new SWAMI testing will actually take place. Therefore, the books can serve as a reference in the meantime, right? :)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, December 18, 2010, 3:38am; Reply: 26
Yes
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, December 18, 2010, 3:48am; Reply: 27
reason why people are more interested in the ume, is to use for vinegar substitute......
Posted by: san j, Saturday, December 18, 2010, 3:57am; Reply: 28
Quoted from Lola
reason why people are more interested in the ume, is to use for vinegar substitute......


You're referring to ume-su.
Ume-su is the plum's "vinegar".
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, December 18, 2010, 4:01am; Reply: 29
right :)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, December 19, 2010, 4:19am; Reply: 30
The survey has been up for one week. 31 folks participated in the survey.

Here is list of the current rating of foods.
0 is the lowest possible rating.
9 is the highest possible rating.

1     Cheese, goat cheese     7.27 (rating)
2     Citric acid     6.91
3     Tea, white tea     6.86
4     Tea, Dandelion root and/leaf tea     6.83
5     Lettuce, Cos (Diamond Gem, Little gem, Rosalita, Paris White, Rouge)     6.71
6     Lime juice     6.65
7     xanthan gum     6.61
8     lemon juice (separate from lemon & water)     6.52
9     Snow pea     6.44
10     Xylitol     6.43
11     Lettuce, Red leaf lettuce     6.41
12     Wasabi [Eutrema japonica]     6.32
13     Lettuce, Butterhead (Boston, bibb)     6.12
14     broths (chicken, turkey, beef  - made with meat, not just bone or marrow soup)     6.09
15     Maltodextrin     6
16     potato starch     5.91
17     mango juice     5.85
18     wheatgrass,     5.82
19     tomato puree/paste     5.73
20     Brown Rice Protein Powder     5.72
21     Cheese, marcapone /mascarpone cheese     5.68
22     Cream {Light (18% -30% fat), whipping (30-36% fat), heavy (more than 36% fat)}     5.67
23     Tea, Fennel tea     5.63
24     Cayenne     5.58
25     Sultanas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultana_%28grape%29)     5.57
26     Yogut/kefir from goat or sheep milk.     5.56
27     sweet potato starch (as in noodles, Asian stores)     5.48
28     Tea, Oolong tea     5.47
29     buffalo and sheep milk and their yogurts     5.45
30     sourdough - makes great bread and can be used for some traditional beverages     5.45
31     Star anise (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_anise)     5.44
32     papaya juice     5.4
33     Pepper, White (spice)     5.38
34     Quince Juice     5.3
35     Cheese: Chevre.     5.26
36     lemon peel     5.22
37     Yogurt, 24 hour     5.22
38     Tea, Stinging nettle tea     5.21
39     Tea, jasmine green     5.19
40     Rice paper     5.14
41     Wine, Port (red or white)     5.14
42     Sucralose     5.05
43     Juice, Quince juice     5
44     mushrooms, porcini (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boletus_edulis)     5
45     Lavender     4.95
46     orange peel     4.95
47     guava juice     4.9
48     red rice     4.89
49     Barramundi     4.86
50     Oat milk     4.76
51     Locust bean gum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locust_bean_gum) - thickener     4.75
52     Mushrooms, Morels     4.75
53     Yarrow - excellent for colds with chest congestion     4.71
54     Wine, Rice wine     4.7
55     parsley root - similar to parsnip but from parsley     4.65
56     Hemp Milk     4.62
57     Szechuan Pepper, Sansho [Zanthoxylum simulans, Z. ailanthoides]     4.61
58     passion fruit juice     4.58
59     Sweet potato flour     4.58
60     chinese fermented bean paste     4.56
61     Green onion (already have Onions, all types)     4.52
62     Hard apple cider -gluten-free (made without grain or using barley)     4.5
63     John Dory     4.48
64     dong qui (I hope I spelled that correctly)     4.47
65     Cheese, halloumi cheese, especially when completely of sheep's milk     4.36
66     Chinese herbs ( ie cooling tea/ liang cha)     4.33
67     hops      4.33
68     Tea, Pau d'arco/taheebo tea     4.3
69     acai berry juice     4.29
70     huckleberries     4.27
71     Dairy treatment variations {raw, ultrapasteurized, ...}     4.26
72     pike perch / zander     4.22
73     Perennial grain: Wild Rye     4.2
74     Red beans     4.2
75     Hemp butter (different from oil)     4.14
76     Italian Flat Green Beans     4.14
77     Cheese, Raklette (swiss)     4.1
78     Mesquite     4.1
79     Mushrooms like Cordyceps Sinensis     4.1
80     Truffles     4.1
81     nopal(pads of prickly pear cactus)     4.05
82     Green Mango     4
83     purple potato     4
84     Tea, green rooibos (I am assuming existing entry is for red)     4
85     fenugreek leaves     3.95
86     Mushrooms, Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)     3.95
87     Comfrey [Symphytum officinale]     3.94
88     Tea, jasmine oolong     3.89
89     Muscadines (Grapes)     3.86
90     Dragon fruit     3.85
91     Lemon verbena oil     3.83
92     Perennial grain: Agrotriticum     3.8
93     Perennial grain: Eastern gamagrass - Tripsacum dactyloides or Zea diploperennis.     3.8
94     Chinese Fermented Tofu     3.75
95     Chinese white asparagus     3.75
96     plantain (leaf of weed not the yellow fruit)     3.75
97     Chye sim (Chinese spinach/cabbage)     3.72
98     Umeboshi paste     3.67
99     Mushrooms, Clamshell     3.63
100     Pickled herring     3.63
101     Choy sum     3.6
102     Chinese Tofu from Almonds     3.58
103     Tea, Pu'erh Tea (chinese fermented green tea leaves)     3.58
104     Turkey Eggs     3.58
105     Jackruit & its seeds {eaten like Chestnuts}[Artocarpus heterophyllus]     3.53
106     Raw Cocoa Pods     3.53
107     Yacon     3.53
108     Mushrooms, Lobster     3.47
109     Perennial grain: Fat hen - Chenopodium alba     3.45
110     Perennial grain: Hara, Fagopyrum dibotrys     3.45
111     Cashew fruit     3.43
112     Mushrooms, Agaricus     3.4
113     Wine, Honey (Mead)     3.38
114     malanga     3.37
115     Mushrooms, White Chanterelle     3.37
116     Cheese, Asiago cheese     3.36
117     Cheese, fontinella cheese     3.3
118     Mushrooms, Funnel Chanterelle (yellow foot)     3.3
119     Tea, hibiscus     3.3
120     Maca     3.29

  
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, December 19, 2010, 4:20am; Reply: 31
121     Tea, Lotus flower tea     3.28
122     rambutans     3.26
123     Tea, amber tea (green variant)     3.26
124     ancho, pasilla, and chipotle pepper     3.22
125     Tea, winter tea,     3.18
126     Arrowroot (the Rhizomes, not the powder)     3.17
127     haws/hawthorne berries/tejocote   (as a food not a supplement)     3.05
128     Mushrooms, Lion's Mane (Hericium)     3.05
129     Acorns (white and red)     3
130     Beef suet or tallow     3
131     Yak     3
132     Lotus paste     2.94
133     quinoa leaves     2.94
134     Lucuma     2.89
135     Youngberry juice     2.89
136     Chinese Gentian     2.84
137     Mushrooms, Cinnamon Cap     2.84
138     Yacon root     2.84
139     tara gum (thickener)     2.83
140     Goatfish (also known as red mullet, but not really a mullet)     2.82
141     blue corn     2.81
142     Chokeberry     2.8
143     Maypop [Passifora incarnata] {Fruits, Flowers, Leaves}     2.8
144     Stout or dark ale, Guinness, Beamish, Murphy's     2.8
145     Red Clover Sprouts     2.79
146     Romano Beans     2.79
147     Amla, Indian Gooseberry [Phyllanthus emblica OR Emblica officinalis]     2.77
148     cassia buds     2.77
149     Shanghai pok choy (xiao tang cai)     2.76
150     Maqui Berry (Aristotelia Chilensis)     2.74
151     Lemon verbena or Lemon beebrush, Aloysia triphylla     2.71
152     Gongura (Sorel leaves)     2.7
153     Scuppernongs (Large grapes)     2.7
154     Russian olive (elaeagnus angustifolia)     2.63
155     Yew berry {seedless of course}     2.63
156     Yam leaves     2.61
157     molkosan (whey concentrate fermented with lactic acid)     2.6
158     Winter melon     2.59
159     Chinese squash (jie gua)     2.58
160     Wine, Pomegranite wine     2.57
161     goose/duck fat (http://www.ochef.com/699.htm)     2.56
162     Riberry http://members.ozemail.com.au/~peterrjones/bushtucker/riberry.htm     2.55
163     Pandan Leaves,     2.53
164     pomegranate syrup     2.5
165     tunghing or "Chinese cinnamon"     2.5
166     Cheese, Myzithra cheese     2.48
167     Jiaogulen as a tea or as a live food.     2.47
168     lambs quarters   (plant not part of animal)     2.42
169     Chrysanthemum, any     2.4
170     Salted Egg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salted_duck_egg)     2.36
171     amaranth leaves     2.35
172     Mayhaw     2.35
173     Fish maw (air bladder)     2.3
174     Magnolia blossoms     2.29
175     rose syrup,     2.28
176     sunflower petals     2.21
177     Chinese chives (jiu cai)     2.2
178     Water Chestnut Flour     2.19
179     Chinese "silk squash" (si gua)     2.11
180     elephant ear stems (Bac Ha)     2.11
181     Samphire, Norfolk Asparagus [Crithmum maritimum]     2.11
182     Spring Greens (used to be known as Pamfrey) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_greens 1     2.11
183     beet kvass     2.1
184     Red seabream     2.06
185     Lauki (Bottle Gourd)     2.05
186     Saskatoon berry (Amelanchier alnifolia)     2.05
187     Patience dock (rumex petientia)     2
188     Sea Urchin, Erizo, Uni [not picky - ANY]     2
189     Ume [Prunus mume]     2
190     Water apples (Jambu)     2
191     Zedoary     2
192     Eel, Unagi     1.95
193     Pomfret Fish     1.94
194     Yacon syrup     1.94
195     Fish: Gurnard     1.9
196     Fish: Zander     1.9
197     Salmon berries     1.89
198     Konjac/konnyaku/devil's tongue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konjac     1.86
199     Plout     1.79
200     Cheese, Tomme cheese     1.75
201     Sea Buckthorn [Hippophae rhamnoides]     1.71
202     Bulbs, Lily     1.65
203     Organ meats of the various common & Horse     1.65
204     Sloes, Blackthorn [Prunus spinosa]     1.65
205     guinea eggs     1.63
206     Annona     1.61
207     Rose apple     1.61
208     Sallal berries     1.61
209     Bird's nest     1.6
210     camphor resin     1.55
211     Daylily, any     1.55
212     Tea, Bittergourd tea     1.53
213     Cheese, Brenta cheese     1.5
214     Chinese Soon Hock Fish     1.5
215     Thimble berries     1.5
216     crowberry     1.47
217     grass jelly,     1.47
218     Tulip     1.45
219     safflower petals     1.44
220     corn flower petals     1.42
221     herbal jelly,     1.41
222     Bulbs, Tulip     1.4
223     Toman (Snakehead)     1.39
224     Bulbs, Dahlia     1.35
225     Cheese: Etorki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etorki)     1.35
226     Einkorn     1.31
227     Common mallow (malva spp)     1.29
228     Sea Pineapple, Hoya [Halocynthia roretzi]     1.22
229     century egg     1.2
230     Freekeh     1.18
231     chickus     1.17
232     Strawberry Tree [Arbutus unedo]     1.17
233     Syrian Rue [peganum harmala]     1.17
234     Baltic herrings     1.15
235     Sooran {Cousin to Konnyaku}     1.12
236     Arum campanulatum (Rox & San)     1.11
237     Fugu, Pufferfish [typ. Takifugo rubripes]     1.11
238     Common sow thistle (sonchus oleraceus)     1.06
239     spruce sprout     0.94
240     Ayu, Sweetfish [Plecoglossus altivelis]     0.8
241     Conger Eel {and Anago which is not Conger but I digress}     0.75
242     Vendace     0.71
243     Udo [Aralia cordata]     0.63
244     Muntjac     0.44
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, December 20, 2010, 4:32am; Reply: 32
After additional people voted here is an update to:

What is the fifth most important food to be added to SWAMI?

New responses to this question are bolded

Agave flowers and buds
blue corn    
cayenne    
fish maw
Mascarpone   
Meade    
oolong tea  (twice)  
Quinoa leaves    
Riberry (lillypilly)    
Scuppernongs
Sultanas    
Snow pea    
Squash Blossoms
Stinging Nettle Tea    
White pepper
Yogurt/kefir from goat or sheep milk.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, December 20, 2010, 7:54pm; Reply: 33
Update - Recent responses to question bolded

What is the fourth most important food to be added to SWAMI?

Ancho chili powder
Bird's nest     
Cheese, goat cheese     (twice)
Cheese, haloumi cheese
Guanabana
Guava juice     
Lemon Peel     
Mango juice     
Menthi (fenugreek leaves)     
Muscadines     
Nasturtium blossoms
Pickled herring
Port     
potato starch     
purple potatoes     
umeboshi paste     


Link to survey (If you have not taken it yet)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, December 20, 2010, 8:06pm; Reply: 34
It seems like the foods with the highest ratings (the foods most people, in general, are interested in) are different than the "one food you most want to add to SWAMI" meaning that everybody has their "favorite" they really really want to see included, and a  lot of these favorites are completely unimportant to most other people.

I'm starting to think Dr. D. needs a partner in Austrailia to research all the "not found in North America" foods the Australians have access to.
Posted by: deblynn3, Monday, December 20, 2010, 8:21pm; Reply: 35
since I don't have swami yet I didn't think it would be correct for me to vote. but I'd like to know the ratings for sumac. it is now sold in powder form. I understand It is very high in Vit C and used by some native American as a kind of lemonade drink. This would fall in with the list of local growing foods
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, December 20, 2010, 8:25pm; Reply: 36
Sumac is unrated so would be considered neutral.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, December 20, 2010, 8:27pm; Reply: 37
I suspect the complete listings of all native foods can't be done by one person. Dr. D'Adamo is currently writing a series of textbooks. The students of those textbooks may come up with local food lists for various areas- either their own BTD/GTD premade food lists, or some kind of SWAMI add-on with foods for the specific geographic area you select. (I mean, if I want to know about the values of native plants that grow in NYC, I don't also need the list of native plants that grow in Hawaii or New Zealand.)

Until then, we'll have to make due with the information currently available to us.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, December 20, 2010, 8:27pm; Reply: 38
Quoted from ruthiegirl
I'm starting to think Dr. D. needs a partner in Austrailia to research all the "not found in North America" foods the Australians have access to.



Cristina and others were working on this. Their research is in this thread:

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-xpress/m-1253837147/

Posted by: Lloyd, Monday, December 20, 2010, 8:37pm; Reply: 39
Quoted from C_Sharp
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.


I think the survey is useful.

It is my view that the easiest foods to add would be those that have verifiable nutrient data sufficient to include in SWAMI, such as those foods already in the USDA Nurient Database (although some of those have insufficient data.) Foods that lack data cannot be analyzed. Lack of lectin, pollutant and other data may also make a food less desirable to rate.

Additionally, Dr. D may have other reasons for not including some specific foods that would tend to preclude their inclusion.

Posted by: angel, Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 4:48am; Reply: 40
You are mentioning herbs that can be used as supplemental 'treatments' (herbal medicine), which for me any and all of those would be great. the quinoa, amaranth and there was something else-That c-sharp or lloyd said. wish I could go to CT for the 2011 iFhi, would love to get certified. Would go well with my HFPN coach/ sharecare.com. I could then talk about the BTD/GTD/SWAMI and help clear up some misinformation I have found.  I am joining the ranks of the virtual coaching world. I have been waiting for the right time and right organization. My certifying agency NASM has teamed up with Sharecare.com(Dr. Oz, etc) and HFPN. Will be quite interesting in February when they launch the Sharecare Coach platform.

**This is not an advertisement of anytype. Just providing information so those who are more qualified can Join as experts and bring clarity and a well rounded information base. They are looking for more experts.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 5:50am; Reply: 41
angel,
do you already have an encyclopedia?
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ED004
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 12:24am; Reply: 42
Update - Recent responses to question bolded

What is the third most important food to be added to SWAMI?

24 hour yogurt    
Amaranth Leaves    
Chinese fermented bean paste          
Chipotle  
Citric acid  
Cos Lettuce    
Cream    
Dairy variants {raw, ultrapasteurized, different fat content}    
Duck Fat        
goat cheese/chevre    (twice)
Huazontle
Hemp butter
Mango juice

oat milk    
potato starch    
Tea, jasmine green    
Wine, Port (red or white)
Wheatgrass (Sprouted wheat for juice ...)

Link to survey (If you have not taken it yet)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 6:26pm; Reply: 43
Update - Recent responses to question bolded

What is the second most important food to be added to SWAMI?

Acai berry
Asiago cheese    
Barramundi  (Twice)    
Beet kvass  
Brown Rice Protein Powder    
Cider    
Dairy cream    
Dragon Fruit   (Twice)
Goat cheese
Hawthorne berries
Huitlacoche
Maca

Maltodextrin    
Quince Juice  
Salted eggs    
Sourdough  
Tomato paste
Wheatgrass (the grain)
White tea
  
Yacon/syrup    

Link to survey (If you have not taken it yet)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, December 23, 2010, 6:41pm; Reply: 44
Based on the first 33 survey participants-Thanks everyone for spending time completing the survey.

Update - Recent responses to question bolded

What is the most important food to be added to SWAMI?

Arrowroot rhizomes harvested from 8 to 18 months growth    
Barramundi
Cashew fruit (preferably dried)    
Chinese Soon Hock Fish    
Choy sum    
Clementines
Cream    
Etorki Cheese    
goat cheese    
Greater variety of greens
Gurnard    
Heavy cream    
Loquat (Nisperos)
Macca
Mascarpone    
Nopal    
Sake (rice wine)
Stout or dark ale, Guinness, Beamish, Murphy's    
Unlisted mushrooms    
Water chestnut flour    
Zander    
Xylitol
    

Link to survey (If you have not taken it yet)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 11:00pm; Reply: 45
The survey has been up for 3 months. 40 folks have participated in the survey.

Here is list of the current rating of foods.
0 is the lowest possible rating.
9 is the highest possible rating.

Rating is the average rating of all survey participants that answered a particular question.

Sorted so highest rated foods are listed first.

Rank  Food Names                           Rating

1     Tea, Dandelion root and/leaf tea     7.33
2     Cheese, goat cheese     7.26
3     tea, white tea     7.18
4     Citric acid     6.96
5     xanthan gum     6.95
6     lemon juice (separate from lemon & water)     6.79
7     Lettuce, Red leaf lettuce     6.79
8     Snow pea     6.73
9     Lettuce, Cos (Diamond Gem,Little gem,Rosalita,Paris White,Rouge)6.71
10     Lime juice     6.67
11     Xylitol     6.67
12     broths (chicken,turkey, beef-made with meat, not bone or marrow soup)6.46
13     Maltodextrin     6.42
14     Wasabi [Eutrema japonica]     6.38
15     Lettuce, Butterhead (Boston, bibb)     6.36
16     potato starch     6.3
17     Yogut/kefir from goat or sheep milk.     6.29
18     Tea, Fennel tea     6.22
19     buffalo and sheep milk and their yogurts     6.1
20     wheatgrass,     6.04
21     Brown Rice Protein Powder     5.97
22     Cream {Light(18% -30% fat),whip (30-36% fat),heavy (> 36% fat)}     5.93
23     Cayenne     5.91
24     sourdough - makes great bread and traditional beverages     5.88
25     lemon peel     5.8
26     Yogurt, 24 hour     5.79
27     Tea, Stinging nettle tea     5.79
28     Pepper, White (spice)     5.76
29     orange peel     5.74
30     Cheese, marcapone /mascarpone cheese     5.74
31     Tea, Oolong tea     5.7
32     Sultanas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultana_%28grape%29)     5.58
33     tomato puree/paste     5.56
34     Star anise (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_anise)     5.52
35     chevre.     5.52
36     Wine, Port (red or white)     5.52
37     mango juice     5.48
38     papaya juice     5.48
39     Oat milk     5.46
40     Rice paper     5.42
41     Sucralose     5.42
42     red rice     5.41
43     Quince Juice     5.29
44     Tea, jasmine green     5.29
45     sweet potato starch (as in noodles, Asian stores)     5.22
46     Hemp Milk     5.2
47     Locust bean gum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locust_bean_gum) - 5.17
48     huckleberries     5.15
49     Juice, Quince juice     5.08
50     Wine, Rice wine     5.08
51     Hard apple cider -gluten-free (made without grain or using barley)     5.07
52     Red beans     4.96
53     passion fruit juice     4.96
54     Lavender     4.92
55     yarrow - excellent for colds with chest congestion     4.91
56     purple potato     4.89
57     Chinese herbs ( ie cooling tea/ liang cha)     4.88
58     Mushrooms, Morels     4.88
59     Tea, Pau d'arco/taheebo tea     4.88
60     guava juice     4.83
61     Dairy treatment variations {raw, ultrapasteurized, ...}     4.82
62     Green onion (already have Onions, all types)     4.76
63     Hemp butter (different from oil)     4.75
64     Barramundi     4.7
65     mushrooms, porcini (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boletus_edulis)     4.68
66     Tea, green rooibos (I am assuming existing entry is for red)     4.65
67     Cheese, halloumi cheese, especially when completely of sheep's milk     4.64
68     fenugreek leaves     4.63
69     dong qui (I hope I spelled that correctly)     4.62
70     parsley root - similar to parsnip but from parsley     4.61
71     chinese fermented bean paste     4.55
72     hops - they make a good herbal tea for mild pain relief and help with a male TMI thing I won't mention.     4.54
73     Chinese Fermented Tofu     4.52
74     acai berry juice     4.5
75     Chinese Tofu from Almonds     4.35
76     Szechuan Pepper, Sansho [Zanthoxylum simulans, Z. ailanthoides]     4.35
77     Sweet potato flour     4.33
78     pike perch / zander     4.29
79     Stout or dark ale, Guinness, Beamish, Murphy's     4.29
80     nopal(pads of prickly pear cactus)     4.27
81     John Dory     4.26
82     Perennial grain: Wild Rye     4.25
83     plantain (leaf of weed not the yellow fruit)     4.25
84     Mesquite     4.24
85     Tea, jasmine oolong     4.18
86     Dragon fruit     4.17
87     Italian Flat Green Beans     4.17
88     Tea, hibiscus     4.14
89     Tea, Pu'erh Tea (chinese fermented green tea leaves)     4.13
90     Truffles     4.09
91     Yacon     4.09
92     Mushrooms, Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)     4.08
93     Cheese, Raklette (swiss)     4.04
94     Wine, Honey (Mead)     4
95     Mushrooms like Cordyceps Sinensis     3.96
96     Green Mango     3.95
97     Perennial grain: Eastern gamagrass - Tripsacum dactyloides or Zea diploperennis.     3.92
98     Perennial grain: Agrotriticum     3.92
99     Muscadines (Grapes)     3.92
100     Chinese white asparagus     3.87
101     Comfrey [Symphytum officinale]     3.85
102     haws/hawthorne berries/tejocote   (as a food not a supplement)     3.82
103     ancho, pasilla, and chipotle pepper     3.81
104     Lemon verbena oil     3.81
105     Mushrooms, White Chanterelle     3.79
106     Pickled herring     3.77
107     Raw Cocoa Pods     3.77
108     Cheese, Asiago cheese     3.76
109     Yacon root     3.74
110     Tea, Lotus flower tea     3.67

Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 11:07pm; Reply: 46
A continuations of the list of the current rating of foods.
0 is the lowest possible rating.
9 is the highest possible rating.

Sorted so highest rated foods are listed first.


Rank    Name of food                            Rating
111     Chye sim (Chinese spinach/cabbage)     3.65
112     Umeboshi paste     3.65
113     Choy sum     3.64
114     Tea, amber tea (green variant)     3.64
115     Jackruit & its seeds {eaten like Chestnuts}[Artocarpus heterophyllus]     3.62
116     Perennial grain: Fat hen - Chenopodium alba     3.62
117     Perennial grain: Hara, Fagopyrum dibotrys     3.62
118     Mushrooms, Clamshell     3.62
119     Tea, winter tea,     3.6
120     Turkey Eggs     3.57
121     blue corn     3.54
122     Cashew fruit     3.48
123     malanga     3.48
124     Maca     3.46
125     Youngberry juice     3.45
126     Mushrooms, Lobster     3.43
127     Arrowroot (the Rhizomes, not the powder)     3.42
128     Cheese, fontinella cheese     3.42
129     Mushrooms, Agaricus     3.41
130     rambutans     3.38
131     molkosan (whey concentrate fermented with lactic acid)     3.36
132     Clementine     3.33
133     Gongura (Sorel leaves)     3.25
134     goose/duck fat (http://www.ochef.com/699.htm)     3.23
135     Chokeberry     3.22
136     Romano Beans     3.22
137     lambs quarters   (plant not part of animal)     3.17
138     Goatfish (also known as red mullet, but not really a mullet)     3.14
139     quinoa leaves     3.1
140     Beef suet or tallow     3.09
141     Mushrooms, Funnel Chanterelle (yellow foot)     3.09
142     Yew berry {seedless of course}     3.09
143     Acorns (white and red)     3.08
144     Amla, Indian Gooseberry [Phyllanthus emblica OR Emblica officinalis]     3.08
145     Lucuma     3.05
146     Yak     3.05
147     Maypop [Passifora incarnata] {Fruits, Flowers, Leaves}     2.95
148     Yam leaves     2.95
149     Mushrooms, Lion's Mane (Hericium)     2.92
150     Wine, Pomegranite wine     2.91
151     Maqui Berry (Aristotelia Chilensis)     2.9
152     Chinese Gentian     2.86
153     Red Clover Sprouts     2.86
154     Scuppernongs (Large grapes)     2.86
155     Lotus paste     2.85
156     cassia buds     2.83
157     Chinese chives (jiu cai)     2.83
158     Shanghai pok choy (xiao tang cai)     2.79
159     tunghing or "Chinese cinnamon"     2.74
160     amaranth leaves     2.71
161     Mushrooms, Cinnamon Cap     2.7
162     pomegranate syrup     2.7
163     Salmon berries     2.7
164     tara gum (thickener)     2.7
165     Cheese, Myzithra cheese     2.68
166     Jiaogulen as a tea or as a live food.     2.67
167     Riberry      2.64
168     Organ meats of the various common & Horse     2.63
169     Chinese squash (jie gua)     2.62
170     Fish: Zander     2.62
171     Russian olive (elaeagnus angustifolia)     2.62
172     Fish maw (air bladder)     2.58
173     Mayhaw     2.55
174     Salted Egg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salted_duck_egg)     2.54
175     Lemon verbena or Lemon beebrush, Aloysia triphylla     2.53
176     Pandan Leaves,     2.52
177     Chrysanthemum, any     2.5
178     Common mallow (malva spp)     2.45
179     Sallal berries     2.45
180     Saskatoon berry (Amelanchier alnifolia)     2.45
181     Winter melon     2.44
182     Magnolia blossoms     2.43
183     sunflower petals     2.41
184     rose syrup,     2.4
185     elephant ear stems (Bac Ha)     2.35
186     Lauki (Bottle Gourd)     2.29
187     Sea Buckthorn [Hippophae rhamnoides]     2.25
188     Samphire, Norfolk Asparagus [Crithmum maritimum]     2.24
189     Thimble berries     2.23
190     Yacon syrup     2.2
191     Chinese "silk squash" (si gua)     2.19
192     Tea, Bittergourd tea     2.17
193     Spring Greens (used to be known as Pamfrey) 2.15
194     Fish: Gurnard     2.08
195     Water Chestnut Flour     2.06
196     crowberry     2.05
197     Patience dock (rumex petientia)     2.05
198     Red seabream     2.05
199     beet kvass     2
200     Pomfret Fish     2


Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 11:09pm; Reply: 47
A continuation of the list of the current rating of foods.
0 is the lowest possible rating.
9 is the highest possible rating.

Sorted so highest rated foods are listed first.


Rank    Food Names    Rating
201     plout     1.95
202     Cheese, Brenta cheese     1.92
203     zedvoary     1.9
204     Konjac/konnyaku/devil's tongue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konjac     1.89
205     Sea Urchin, Erizo, Uni [not picky - ANY]     1.89
206     Ume [Prunus mume]     1.89
207     Water apples (Jambu)     1.89
208     Annona     1.85
209     Eel, Unagi     1.85
210     Rose apple     1.85
211     Einkorn     1.79
212     Bulbs, Lily     1.77
213     camphor resin     1.73
214     Daylily, any     1.68
215     Etorki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etorki)     1.68
216     guinea eggs     1.67
217     chinese Soon Hock Fish     1.67
218     Cheese, Tomme cheese     1.64
219     Tulip     1.59
220     Sloes, Blackthorn [Prunus spinosa]     1.56
221     Bulbs, Tulip     1.55
222     safflower petals     1.55
223     Bulbs, Dahlia     1.5
224     Bird's nest     1.5
225     Baltic herrings     1.45
226     grass jelly,     1.39
227     Arum campanulatum (Rox & San)     1.38
228     corn flower petals     1.33
229     herbal jelly,     1.33
230     spruce sprout     1.32
231     Toman (Snakehead)     1.32
232     chickus     1.3
233     Fugu, Pufferfish [typ. Takifugo rubripes]     1.3
234     Common sow thistle (sonchus oleraceus)     1.26
235     Syrian Rue [peganum harmala]     1.25
236     century egg     1.23
237     Sea Pineapple, Hoya [Halocynthia roretzi]     1.16
238     Freekeh     1.11
239     Strawberry Tree [Arbutus unedo]     1.11
240     vendace     1.11
241     Sooran {Cousin to Konnyaku}     1.06
242     Ayu, Sweetfish [Plecoglossus altivelis]     1
243     Conger Eel {and Anago which is not Conger but I digress}     0.83
244     Muntjac     0.7
245     Udo [Aralia cordata]     0.59

Posted by: brinyskysail, Thursday, June 23, 2011, 8:41pm; Reply: 48
Quoted from C_Sharp
Here is a link to the survey:

Additions to SWAMI survey



Is this the original survey (i.e. exactly the same) or have foods been added?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, June 23, 2011, 8:48pm; Reply: 49
Quoted from brinyskysail


Is this the original survey (i.e. exactly the same) or have foods been added?


In the first few weeks after December 11, 2010, I added any new foods that people requested.

But I quickly filled up the maximum number of choices allowed by surveymonkey.
I stopped adding foods to the survey when I was out of space.

Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, June 23, 2011, 8:56pm; Reply: 50
Quoted from brinyskysail


Is this the original survey (i.e. exactly the same) or have foods been added?


Foods/beverages added include:

Bird's nest
chinese Soon Hock Fish
chinese fermented bean paste          
Clementine
Fish maw (air bladder)
Fish: Gurnard     
Konjac/konnyaku/devil's tongue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konjac     
Perennial grain: Fat hen - Chenopodium alba     
Perennial grain: Eastern gamagrass - Tripsacum dactyloides or Zea diploperennis.     
Perennial grain: Agrotriticum     
Perennial grain: Hara, Fagopyrum dibotrys          
Perennial grain: Wild Rye
Quince juice
Salted egg
Stout or dark ale, Guinness, Beamish, Murphy's
Yogut/kefir from goat or sheep milk.
Wine, Honey (mead)
Yogut/kefir from goat or sheep milk.          
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, June 23, 2011, 9:17pm; Reply: 51
Here are all the responses so far to the last question:

Quoted Text
10. Any other comments you would like to make about foods to be added to SWAMI


Australian fish (most of our fish are not listed as they do not enter northern hemisphere waters as a rule.)
Fish common to Australian/NZ waters
I am lactose intolerant so any dairy products which can be added will be great. Hopefully they'll turn out to be neutral so I can have more variety!
I'm grateful for what I have so any improvements or enhancements are just fab!
no
Primarily foods from US. Survey lacks foods from Mexico.
Still many foods that are not listed
Suet eating raw like I do all the time
thank you!
thanks for the enormous endeavor!
Thanks, what a great survey~
there are still many unlisted foods
They are either foods I already have, want to have and easily available and can be grown locally
Posted by: ProudWarrior, Friday, June 24, 2011, 6:52pm; Reply: 52
Some of why it may have only been listed once, might be because people tried not to duplicate what was already there. I know when I added to the list, I looked at the pervious list and tried not to duplicate anything myself.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, June 25, 2011, 7:20pm; Reply: 53
After 6 months and 48 responses:

Quoted Text
5. If you could only add one food to SWAMI what would it be?

Arrowroot rhizomes harvested from 8 to 18 months growth
barramundi
beef suet
Cashew fruit (preferably dried)
chinese Soon Hock Fish
Choy sum
clementines
cream
Dairy treatment (raw/unpasteurised)
Etorki Cheese
goat cheese
Greater variety of greens (Amaranth)
Gurnard
heavy cream
Kiwano / Cucumis melo / Horned melon
Loquat (Nisperos)
maca powder
macca
mascarpone
Mayonnaise (Eggs, Oil and Lemon. No vinegar)
Nopal (pads of prickly pear cactus)
pickled herring
pikeperch / zander
sake (rice wine)
Stout or dark ale, Guinness, Beamish, Murphy's
unlisted mushrooms
wasabi
water chestnut flour
water kefir (twice)
Xylitol
zander


Quoted Text
6. What is the second most important food to be added to SWAMI?



acia berry
Asiago cheese (twice)
Barramundi (twice)
beet kvass
Brown Rice Protein Powder
chokeberry
Cider
cordyceps
Cream
dairy cream
Dragon Fruit (twice)
goat cheese
hawthorne berries
hemp milk
hisbiscus tea
HUITLACOCHE
maca
maltodextrin
mutton suet
Quince Juice
salted eggs
Shishito Peppers (Japanese Green Peppers)
Sourdough
tomato paste
Wheatgrass (the grain)
white tea
yacon/syrup
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, June 25, 2011, 7:37pm; Reply: 54
Quoted Text
7. What is the third most important food to be added to SWAMI?


Amaranth Leaves
broth
chaga mushroom
chinese fermented bean paste
Chipotle
citric acid (twice)
Cos Lettuce (twice)
Cream
Dairy variants {raw, ultrapasteurized, different fat content}
Duck Fat
goat cheese/chevre (twice)
hemp butter
HUAZONTLE
lemon juice (twice)
mango juice
oat milk
potato starch
Raw honey (never heated or filtered or barreled)
sprouted lentils
Squid Ink
Tea, jasmine green
Wheatgrass (Sprouted wheat for juice ...)
Wine, Port (red or white)
24 hour yogurt

Quoted Text
8. What is the fourth most important food to be added to SWAMI?



ancho chili powder
bird's nest
Cheese, goat cheese (three times)
chevre
Guanabanana
guava juice
haloumi cheese
Kudzu Starch/Flour (Japanese, "kuzu-ko")
Lactose-free Farmer's cheese
lemon peel (twice)
mango juice
Menthi (fenugreek leaves)
Muscadines
Nasturtium blossoms
pickled herring
pigeon
Port
potato starch
purple potatoes
raw cocao bean
red clover sprouts
Tomato puree/paste
umeboshi paste

Quoted Text
9. What is the fifth most important food to be added to SWAMI?


Agave flowers and buds
Barramundi
beet kvass
blue corn
cayenne
fish maw
Honeycomb
mascarpone
Meade
oat milk
oolong tea (twice)
Quinoa leaves
raspberry leaf tea
Riberry (lillypilly)
Satsuma-imo (Japanese sweet potato)
Scuppernongs
Snow pea
Squash Blossoms
Stinging Nettle Tea
Sultanas (twice)
white pepper
yogut/kefir from goat or sheep milk.
Posted by: weroflu, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 7:17am; Reply: 55
seabuckthorn/juice

people here are having very good results with this a cancer cure.
Posted by: balletomane, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 7:37am; Reply: 56
Quoted from Cristina
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 ...


I have the same thought as Cristina's (see above). Recently I found out there are patches of land with organic soil that I could rent for growing my own food. The farm also sells locally grown food. When I asked what they sell in the current season, I could not recognize any of the (Chinese) names, let alone translate them into English (and be useful here for suggestions' sake). When I asked about the ones I'm familiar with, such as Chinese kale, choysum, broccoli, etc, they looked at me as if I were a fool, saying that it is not so healthy to eat out of the season (apparently these veggies, which I get at the supermarket, are imported and not of the season).

My biggest challenge is, most of the local veggies are not tested by Dr. D and not listed on SWAMI. So my only resort is to buy imported ones that are "out of the season" and expensive. I would rather prefer to support local organic farms and perhaps grow veggies myself. But without the knowledge of whether it is safe in the long run (no avoids) to consumer the locally grown veggies or not, I feel like I'm at a bind. The varieties of Chinese veggies are huge. How do we even begin this endeavor?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 7:55pm; Reply: 57
Quoted from balletomane
When I asked what they sell in the current season, I could not recognize any of the (Chinese) names, let alone translate them into English (and be useful here for suggestions' sake).

...

My biggest challenge is, most of the local veggies are not tested by Dr. D and not listed on SWAMI....

The varieties of Chinese veggies are huge. How do we even begin this endeavor?


I tend to assume that the foods I do not know are neutral.

Then I try to see if it is like something that is rated and assume the rating would be similar.

I also try to do self testing on unknown foods. Some of the methods for doing this are described here:

http://truthquest2.com/kinesiologytesting.htm

I have also tested foods that I have questions about with fancier equipment. (Vega test, epfx/scio/indigo, ...).

With kinesiology and Indigo I can get ratings similar to blood type , but am not able to get GenoType ratings. I calibrate using rated foods before trying the unknown foods.

I do not have enough experience to evaluate pulse and vega testing.

Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, August 20, 2011, 2:17am; Reply: 58
Additions to SWAMI survey has been up for 9 months. 51 folks have participated in the survey.

Here is list of the current rating of foods.
0 is the lowest possible rating.
9 is the highest possible rating.

Rating is the average rating of all survey participants that answered a particular question.

Sorted so highest rated foods are listed first.

1     Cheese, goat cheese     7.44
2     Tea, Dandelion root and/leaf tea     7.28
3     tea, white tea     7.21
4     xanthan gum     7.2
5     Wasabi [Eutrema japonica]     7.1
6     Lettuce, Red leaf lettuce     7.07
7     Citric acid     7
8     lemon juice (separate from lemon & water)     7
9     broths (chicken, turkey, beef - made with meat, not just bone or marrow soup)     6.89
10     Lettuce, Cos (Diamond Gem, Little gem, Rosalita, Paris White, Rouge)     6.89
11     Lime juice     6.89
12     Maltodextrin     6.82
13     Xylitol     6.82
14     Snow pea     6.81
15     Yogut/kefir from goat or sheep milk.     6.65
16     Lettuce, Butterhead (Boston, bibb)     6.61
17     buffalo and sheep milk and their yogurts     6.46
18     potato starch     6.36
19     Cayenne     6.32
20     Brown Rice Protein Powder     6.26
21     Cream {Light (18% -30% fat), whipping (30-36% fat), heavy (more than 36% fat)}     6.19
22     Pepper, White (spice)     6.16
23     lemon peel     6.14
24     wheatgrass,     6.13
25     tomato puree/paste     6.12
26     Yogurt, 24 hour     6.09
27     Cheese, marcapone /mascarpone cheese     6.08
28     Tea, Fennel tea     6.07
29     sourdough - makes great bread and can be used for some traditional beverages     6
30     chevre.     5.89
31     Tea, Oolong tea     5.87
32     Sucralose     5.85
33     Tea, Stinging nettle tea     5.83
34     orange peel     5.79
35     Star anise (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_anise)     5.73
36     mango juice     5.72
37     red rice     5.66
38     Rice paper     5.65
39     papaya juice     5.62
40     Wine, Port (red or white)     5.61
41     sweet potato starch (as in noodles, Asian stores)     5.59
42     Sultanas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultana_%28grape%29)     5.52
43     Locust bean gum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locust_bean_gum) - thickener     5.48
44     Oat milk     5.46
45     Lavender     5.45
46     Mushrooms, Morels     5.45
47     Red beans     5.45
48     Tea, jasmine green     5.43
49     Wine, Rice wine     5.4
50     guava juice     5.35
51     Quince Juice     5.35
52     mushrooms, porcini (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boletus_edulis)     5.34
53     Cheese, halloumi cheese, especially when completely of sheep's milk     5.33
54     Hemp Milk     5.3
55     purple potato     5.18
56     Green onion (already have Onions, all types)     5.07
57     passion fruit juice     5.07
58     Sweet potato flour     5.07
59     huckleberries     5.06
60     Chinese herbs ( ie cooling tea/ liang cha)     5.03
61     Dairy treatment variations {raw, ultrapasteurized, ...}     5.03
62     Hard apple cider -gluten-free (made without grain or using barley)     5
63     yarrow - excellent for colds with chest congestion     5
64     Tea, Pau d'arco/taheebo tea     4.97
65     Juice, Quince juice     4.9
66     acai berry juice     4.88
67     Mushrooms, Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)     4.84
68     parsley root - similar to parsnip but from parsley     4.83
69     Tea, green rooibos (I am assuming existing entry is for red)     4.79
70     Cheese, Asiago cheese     4.78
71     Barramundi     4.76
72     Hemp butter (different from oil)     4.75
73     Stout or dark ale, Guinness, Beamish, Murphy's     4.75
74     Szechuan Pepper, Sansho [Zanthoxylum simulans, Z. ailanthoides]     4.73
75     Italian Flat Green Beans     4.71
76     Mesquite     4.71
77     hops - they make a good herbal tea for mild pain relief and help with a male TMI thing I won't mention.     4.69
78     Chinese Tofu from Almonds     4.66
79     chinese fermented bean paste     4.65
80     Mushrooms like Cordyceps Sinensis     4.64
81     nopal(pads of prickly pear cactus)     4.64
82     Chinese Fermented Tofu     4.63
83     Mushrooms, White Chanterelle     4.61
84     Umeboshi paste     4.58
85     Raw Cocoa Pods     4.57
86     Tea, hibiscus     4.57
87     Maca     4.52
88     dong qui (I hope I spelled that correctly)     4.5
89     Truffles     4.5
90     Yacon     4.48
91     fenugreek leaves     4.47
92     plantain (leaf of weed not the yellow fruit)     4.45
93     Muscadines (Grapes)     4.43
94     Tea, Pu'erh Tea (chinese fermented green tea leaves)     4.36
95     Turkey Eggs     4.33
96     Wine, Honey (Mead)     4.33
97     Cheese, Raklette (swiss)     4.32
98     pike perch / zander     4.31
99     Dragon fruit     4.3
100     Chinese white asparagus     4.25
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, August 20, 2011, 2:20am; Reply: 59
Additions to SWAMI survey has been up for 9 months. 51 folks have participated in the survey.

Here is list of the current rating of foods.
0 is the lowest possible rating.
9 is the highest possible rating.

Rating is the average rating of all survey participants that answered a particular question.

Sorted so highest rated foods are listed first.

101     John Dory     4.25
102     Tea, jasmine oolong     4.23
103     Green Mango     4.2
104     Tea, Lotus flower tea     4.19
105     Comfrey [Symphytum officinale]     4.15
106     Mushrooms, Agaricus     4.14
107     Cheese, fontinella cheese     4.13
108     ancho, pasilla, and chipotle pepper     4.12
109     Mushrooms, Clamshell     4.11
110     Mushrooms, Lobster     4.1
111     haws/hawthorne berries/tejocote (as a food not a supplement)     4.07
112     Pickled herring     4.07
113     Yacon root     4.04
114     Tea, winter tea,     3.96
115     Red Clover Sprouts     3.93
116     Lemon verbena oil     3.92
117     Mushrooms, Funnel Chanterelle (yellow foot)     3.9
118     Perennial grain: Wild Rye     3.88
119     Clementine     3.87
120     molkosan (whey concentrate fermented with lactic acid)     3.87
121     Jackruit & its seeds {eaten like Chestnuts}[Artocarpus heterophyllus]     3.81
122     goose/duck fat (http://www.ochef.com/699.htm)     3.75
123     blue corn     3.72
124     Mushrooms, Lion's Mane (Hericium)     3.71
125     Youngberry juice     3.7
126     Tea, amber tea (green variant)     3.69
127     Cashew fruit     3.68
128     rambutans     3.65
129     Chye sim (Chinese spinach/cabbage)     3.64
130     malanga     3.64
131     quinoa leaves     3.64
132     Choy sum     3.63
133     Romano Beans     3.61
134     Cheese, Myzithra cheese     3.58
135     lambs quarters (plant not part of animal)     3.57
136     Chokeberry     3.54
137     Mushrooms, Cinnamon Cap     3.52
138     tara gum (thickener)     3.5
139     Acorns (white and red)     3.46
140     Amla, Indian Gooseberry [Phyllanthus emblica OR Emblica officinalis]     3.42
141     Arrowroot (the Rhizomes, not the powder)     3.42
142     Maypop [Passifora incarnata] {Fruits, Flowers, Leaves}     3.41
143     Yam leaves     3.41
144     Beef suet or tallow     3.38
145     pomegranate syrup     3.38
146     Wine, Pomegranite wine     3.36
147     Gongura (Sorel leaves)     3.34
148     Salted Egg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salted_duck_egg)     3.33
149     Winter melon     3.33
150     Perennial grain: Agrotriticum     3.31
151     Perennial grain: Eastern gamagrass - Tripsacum dactyloides or Zea diploperennis.     3.31
152     Chinese Gentian     3.27
153     Lotus paste     3.27
154     Maqui Berry (Aristotelia Chilensis)     3.23
155     Chinese chives (jiu cai)     3.21
156     Yew berry {seedless of course}     3.15
157     Yak     3.13
158     Lucuma     3.12
159     Perennial grain: Fat hen - Chenopodium alba     3.12
160     Perennial grain: Hara, Fagopyrum dibotrys     3.12
161     Russian olive (elaeagnus angustifolia)     3.12
162     Sea Buckthorn [Hippophae rhamnoides]     3.12
163     amaranth leaves     3.1
164     Water Chestnut Flour     3.09
165     Chinese squash (jie gua)     3.08
166     Scuppernongs (Large grapes)     3.08
167     Yacon syrup     3.08
168     Shanghai pok choy (xiao tang cai)     3.04
169     tunghing or "Chinese cinnamon"     3.04
170     rose syrup,     3
171     Pandan Leaves,     2.96
172     cassia buds     2.93
173     Riberry http://members.ozemail.com.au/~peterrjones/bushtucker/riberry.htm     2.92
174     Organ meats of the various common & Horse     2.89
175     Lemon verbena or Lemon beebrush, Aloysia triphylla     2.87
176     Ume [Prunus mume]     2.87
177     Common mallow (malva spp)     2.85
178     Salmon berries     2.85
179     Samphire, Norfolk Asparagus [Crithmum maritimum]     2.81
180     Goatfish (also known as red mullet, but not really a mullet)     2.76
181     Jiaogulen as a tea or as a live food.     2.76
182     Magnolia blossoms     2.74
183     Chinese "silk squash" (si gua)     2.73
184     Konjac/konnyaku/devil's tongue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konjac     2.73
185     sunflower petals     2.73
186     Chrysanthemum, any     2.7
187     Mayhaw     2.69
188     Cheese, Brenta cheese     2.67
189     Sallal berries     2.65
190     Saskatoon berry (Amelanchier alnifolia)     2.65
191     Sea Urchin, Erizo, Uni [not picky - ANY]     2.63
192     Red seabream     2.6
193     Rose apple     2.56
194     Spring Greens (used to be known as Pamfrey) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_greens      2.54
195     Thimble berries     2.46
196     Patience dock (rumex petientia)     2.44
197     Tea, Bittergourd tea     2.44
198     Cheese, Tomme cheese     2.43
199     beet kvass     2.42
200     Eel, Unagi     2.38
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, August 20, 2011, 2:23am; Reply: 60
Additions to SWAMI survey has been up for 9 months. 51 surveys have been completed.

Here is list of the current rating of foods.
0 is the lowest possible rating.
9 is the highest possible rating.

Rating is the average rating of all survey participants that answered a particular question.

Sorted so highest rated foods are listed first.

201     Fish: Gurnard     2.35
202     Fish: Zander     2.35
203     Lauki (Bottle Gourd)     2.35
204     Fish maw (air bladder)     2.31
205     Water apples (Jambu)     2.27
206     Pomfret Fish     2.25
207     elephant ear stems (Bac Ha)     2.21
208     plout     2.2
209     Tulip     2.15
210     Einkorn     2.13
211     Freekeh     2.13
212     zedvoary     2.13
213     Baltic herrings     2.07
214     Sloes, Blackthorn [Prunus spinosa]     2.05
215     Bulbs, Lily     2.04
216     safflower petals     2.04
217     camphor resin     2
218     Daylily, any     1.96
219     Bird's nest     1.94
220     Annona     1.88
221     crowberry     1.88
222     spruce sprout     1.87
223     Bulbs, Tulip     1.85
224     guinea eggs     1.83
225     Bulbs, Dahlia     1.81
226     Common sow thistle (sonchus oleraceus)     1.79
227     grass jelly,     1.74
228     Toman (Snakehead)     1.7
229     vendace     1.7
230     herbal jelly,     1.68
231     Syrian Rue [peganum harmala]     1.67
232     corn flower petals     1.65
233     Etorki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etorki)     1.65
234     chickus     1.63
235     chinese Soon Hock Fish     1.63
236     century egg     1.62
237     Sea Pineapple, Hoya [Halocynthia roretzi]     1.61
238     Strawberry Tree [Arbutus unedo]     1.61
239     Sooran {Cousin to Konnyaku}     1.59
240     Arum campanulatum (Rox & San)     1.48
241     Conger Eel {and Anago which is not Conger but I digress}     1.48
242     Ayu, Sweetfish [Plecoglossus altivelis]     1.44
243     Udo [Aralia cordata]     1.24
244     Fugu, Pufferfish [typ. Takifugo rubripes]     1.21
245     Muntjac     1.08
Posted by: Dianne, Saturday, August 20, 2011, 3:06am; Reply: 61
Is there a possibility that some of these will show up in SWAMI v.2? I can hardly wait for summer to end so that we get the new version. I feel like a little child waiting for Santa to come! I've never wanted summer to end so quickly before. ;D ::) ;D
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, August 20, 2011, 3:08am; Reply: 62
Most will not appear in v.2 of SWAMI Xpress.
Posted by: Possum, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 4:25am; Reply: 63
Hmm...How did I ever miss this? I have never even seen this thread till I went searching for info on yacon syrup?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 10:55pm; Reply: 64
After 18 months and 56 responses:

Quoted Text
5. If you could only add one food to SWAMI what would it be?


Arrowroot rhizomes harvested from 8 to 18 months growth
barramundi
beef suet
Broths, chicken/turkey
Camel's Milk
Cashew fruit (preferably dried)
chinese Soon Hock Fish
Choy sum
clementines
cream
Dairy treatment (raw/unpasteurised)
Etorki Cheese
goat cheese
Greater variety of greens (Amaranth)
Gurnard
heavy cream
Kiwano / Cucumis melo / Horned melon
Loquat (Nisperos)
maca powder
maca/macca
mascarpone
Mayonnaise (Eggs, Oil and Lemon. No vinegar)
Nopal (pads of prickly pear cactus)
pickled herring
pikeperch / zander
sake (rice wine)
Stout or dark ale, Guinness, Beamish, Murphy's
unlisted mushrooms
wasabi
water chestnut flour
water kefir (twice)
Xylitol
zander

Quoted Text
6. What is the second most important food to be added to SWAMI?


acia berry
Asiago cheese (twice)
Barramundi (twice)
beet kvass
Brown Rice Protein Powder
chokeberry
Cider
cordyceps
Cream
dairy cream
Dragon Fruit (twice)
goat cheese
hawthorne berries
hemp milk
hisbiscus tea
HUITLACOCHE
maca
maltodextrin
mutton suet
Quince Juice
salted eggs
sheep milk/cheese
Shishito Peppers (Japanese Green Peppers)
Sourdough
tomato paste
Wheatgrass (the grain)
white tea
yacon/syrup
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 11:01pm; Reply: 65
Quoted Text
7. What is the third most important food to be added to SWAMI?


Amaranth Leaves
broth
chaga mushroom
chinese fermented bean paste
Chipotle
citric acid (twice)
clementines
Cos Lettuce (twice)
Cream
Dairy variants {raw, ultrapasteurized, different fat content}
Duck Fat
goat cheese/chevre (twice)
hemp butter
hemp milk
HUAZONTLE
lemon juice (twice)
mango juice
oat milk
potato starch
Raw honey (never heated or filtered or barreled)
sprouted lentils
Squid Ink
Tea, jasmine green
Wheatgrass (Sprouted wheat for juice ...)
Wine, Port (red or white)
24 hour yogurt

Quoted Text
8. What is the fourth most important food to be added to SWAMI?

ancho chili powder
bird's nest
Guanabanana
guava juice
goat cheese/chevre (four times)
haloumi cheese
Kudzu Starch/Flour (Japanese, "kuzu-ko")
Lactose-free Farmer's cheese
lemon peel (twice)
mango juice
Menthi (fenugreek leaves)
Muscadines
Nasturtium blossoms
pickled herring
pigeon
Port
potato starch
purple potatoes
raw cocao bean
red clover sprouts
Tomato puree/paste
umeboshi paste
Yacon Syrup

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9. What is the fifth most important food to be added to SWAMI?


Agave flowers and buds
Barramundi
beet kvass
blue corn (twice)
cayenne
fish maw
Honeycomb
mascarpone
Meade
oat milk
oolong tea (twice)
Quinoa leaves
raspberry leaf tea
Riberry (lillypilly)
Satsuma-imo (Japanese sweet potato)
Scuppernongs
Snow pea
Squash Blossoms
Stinging Nettle Tea
Sultanas (twice)
white pepper
yogut/kefir from goat or sheep milk.
Posted by: deblynn3, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 11:30pm; Reply: 66
Goat cheese is on each of the first three list.  :)

Thinks for organizing what everyone wants, the list makes for easy reading.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 11:51pm; Reply: 67
Quoted from deblynn3
Goat cheese is on each of the first three list.


Actually it is on the fourth list as well.
Posted by: Johnny B., Friday, June 22, 2012, 2:24am; Reply: 68
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