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Blood Type Diet Recipe


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A very elegant slightly bitter tasting soup coming from southern Italy. May be an appetizer or an entree, it depends on quantity

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (7 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)

  • Soups and Broths

  • 1 small onion, cubed or thinly sliced
  • 2 cups of dry fava beans halved and without skin (I find them always ready to use)
  • broth or broth substitute
  • 4 large cups of chicory greens (endive or radicchio can be a substitution)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • carrots, optional
  • celery, optional
  • tamari, optional
  • Parmesan or Romano cheese, optional

How to make it:
  1. Put in a deep pan the vegetables, the broth (or water plus broth substitute) and the beans so that the beans are covered by least two inch of broth.
  2. Cook at low heat for 45-50 minutes watching the liquid.
  3. After 30 minutes add the chicory greens washed and cut in small pieces.
  4. It may be drizzled with a little tamari or Parmesan or Romano cheese.
  5. Serves three as a main dish with compliant bread, rice crackers or focaccia or five as an entree.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/S... 1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Fava (Broad)... B N A N N N N A
Olive Oil 1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Tamari (whea... 3 B N N N N N N A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Parmesan Che... 2 A A A A N A A A

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Endive 1 N N N N N N N N
Celery/ Cele... 2 ,3 B N B B N N N N
Radicchio N N N N N N N N
Carrot 2 ,3 B N N N B B N B
Chicory 1 B B N N N N B B

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.

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

    Please Note:

    There are several cookbooks based on the Blood Type Diet that are available in print:

    Cook Right
    For Your Type

    Cookbook Type A

    Cookbook Type AB

    Cookbook Type B

    Cookbook Type O

    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 29, 2007 at 10:13 AM By: Father Tiresias
    • Revised Oct 18, 2007 at 11:19 AM By: Don

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  •     Written in Perl by Peter D'Adamo. Copyright 2007-2015 All rights reserved.

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