A nutritional moral dilemma

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A nutritional moral dilemma

Postby THX1138 » Mon May 12, 2014 8:31 pm

Okay, here it is:
I have several cans of spinach sitting around and a local organization is doing a food drive.
I found out that, unlike other kinds of spinach, I don't like canned spinach at all.
It seems there are 2 possibilitiest:

A) I give it to the food drive and The spinach feeds and nourishes some hungry people, if they eat it. Spinach is Loaded with nutrients, as showing here: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=recipe&dbid=101 I knew spinach was nutritious, but it kind of blew me away when I saw the numbers.
B) I throw the canned spinach away, lest someone tries this canned kind and finds it disturbing also, and forms a bad opinion of spinach tells others that spinach is yucky, thinking that all spinach is pretty much the same, not knowing that the problem was in the preparation. The involved parties would possibly miss out on a yummy nutritional powerhouse for life.

What would you do :?:

Thanks :)
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Re: A nutritional moral dilemma

Postby jimmylegs » Tue May 13, 2014 4:31 am

you could probably puree canned spinach into a pretty tasty soup similar to that fresh spinach soup recipe i have posted elsewhere..?
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: A nutritional moral dilemma

Postby CureOrBust » Tue May 13, 2014 4:47 am

at the very least, give it to the food drive. Some of these people helped are not selecting their meals based on taste. Your third option is to go without any food for a day or two and try the spinach again. its flavour would of improved by then, like a fine wine.
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Re: A nutritional moral dilemma

Postby lyndacarol » Tue May 13, 2014 9:06 am

I agree with BOTH jimmylegs and CureOrBust: something a person doesn't like can be hidden in many foods (think "kids," "most all veggies," and… spaghetti sauce or casseroles – I seem to recall some celebrity has written a cookbook about doing just that!); some food pantry "shoppers" may even LIKE and CHOOSE canned spinach (Would you deprive them of what may be a favorite, THX1138?).

And in keeping with CureOrBust's third option, I have always followed Phyllis Diller's philosophy: "Never serve meals on time – the starving will eat anything!"
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