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Superfood alternatives

In this video, we start discussing alternatives to famous superfoods, like kale or chia seeds.

What are some alternatives to common superfoods?

The first activity of this week is focused on finding foods that are similar to superfoods, but are more available, cheaper or more familiar to us. Superfoods sometimes share their characteristics with other, similar foods, especially when they belong to the same botanical family. In many cases it is therefore possible to substitute a superfood with another one of similar nutritional content.

In this video we suggest some very easy substitutions, as well as pointing out some cases in which it might be harder to do so.

We are, however, only giving some examples, and in the next steps of this activity we will see how we could discover new superfood alternatives, taking inspiration from recipes we like or from the traditions of our countries.

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