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Contributed by: Paul Buckless blog 02/17/2004Added: Feb 15, 2008 at 03:55 PM

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • Bulghur Wheat
  • chopped fresh Parsley
  • Mint
  • Cucumber[optional]
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • lemon juice
How to make it:
  1. Soak the wheat in boiling water and then drain
  2. A selection of chopped fresh Parsley, Mint and Cucumber[optional] stirred through the wheat then dressed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and lemon juice.
  3. Allow to stand for at least one hour and it tastes better served at room temperature.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Wheat (Whole Wheat Products)1 ,2 ,3 ,4 N A N A A A A A
Olive Oil3 ,4 B B B B B B B B
Parsley4 B N B B B B B B
Lemon/Lemon Juice4 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Peppermint4 N N N N N N N N
Spearmint- N N N N N N N N

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cucumber3 ,4 ,5 N N B B N N A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Feb 16, 2008 at 01:22 PM By: Rodney