www.tokujo.ac.jp/Tanaka/WWW97/ Hello4/yumie.html

This is part of Yumie Harada’s home page, the part where she describes her love for natto. And maybe this kind of personal approach is what’s needed to get natto virgins past that stench and actually place the stuff in their mouths. Yumie gives the food’s history, a recipe for making it, a nutritional value table and her own reflections on natto.


Here’s a more scholarly description of the Japanese food that scares foreigners away from the breakfast table.

www.bitesofasia.com/Japan/Appetizers/ App13-Natto_sushi.shtml
A recipe for natto sushi.


Don’t jump on the soy bandwagon too quickly; or at least make sure you hop on the right one. Concerns Regarding Soybeans describes some dangers the bean presents and also articulates how the soy
bean industry, which has grown exponentially since the end of World War II, is pushing soy products into 60 percent of the processed foods we buy.

www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/ nut_search.pl

This is an exhaustive database that breaks down just about any food you can think of into its nutritional composition. Why use it? Well, maybe to assess the nutritional value of The Surferspud Shake (1/4
cup frozen blueberries, 3/4 cup frozen strawberries, 1 medium banana, 400 ml 100 percent soy milk). According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this breakfast-replacement smoothy is packed with antioxidants, other vitamins, fiber, all kinds of things ending in “in” and even adds some protein and carbohydrates.

www.bergen.com/food/ blueberr200007266.htm

An article is posted here describing why Japan is all of a sudden the world’s top blueberry importer. Has something to do with the berry’s ability to improve eyesight, reduce eye strain, bolster dexterity and quicken cognitive ability.

www.ent.iastate.edu/Misc/ insectnutrition.html

The URL pretty much says it all. Find out what insects are highest in iron, calcium, protein and other nutrients. Then click over to the next page for bug recipes like banana worm bread and chocolate chirpie chip cookies.

www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/ 1585.html
Columbia University’s Health Education Program, nicknamed Alice, has an advice column for people wondering about sexual health and nutrition, among other topics. So it was probably inevitable that someone would write in with a question concerning the nutritional value of swallowing. Here’s Alice’s answer.


You have to feed your epidermis, too, and this straightforward, easy-
to-follow site titled Natural Skin Care Preparation quickly helps you determine your skin type, then teaches you how to cook up nutrient-
rich moisturizers, lotions, exfoliants and masks that’ll work best for you. Considering all of Japan’s import barriers to cosmetics, this page could prove invaluable.

www.nationallampoon.com/MoDstyles/ newsflash/main/nf_supreme.asp

National Lampoon spoofs the U.S. Supreme Court justices and how they concluded that George W. Bush would be the current president of the United States.