This post is part of a series documenting entrepreneurship in Mexico and the companies who participated in the inaugural Unreasonable Mexico program.

“What if we can take the processed food we already eat and turn it into a super nutritious meal?” Enrique Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Eat Limmo, first posed this question to himself at age 15 when he learned he was pre-diabetic.

Mexico-based startup, Eat Limmo, unlocks the power of nature to reinvent food production. According to a study by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, Mexico has the highest rate of obesity in the northern hemisphere. The detrimental health issues, such as heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes, associated with obesity are causing a public health crisis. Conventional wisdom tells us that nutrition is the result of healthy-food choices when in reality it’s a matter of healthy-food access.

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In response to obesity reports, the government passed a tax on sugary drinks and select processed foods. But Eat Limmo revolutionizes food production in Mexico by changing the source. In 2013, along with Flavio Siller, Gonzalez entered a national business plan competition called Nanotech-Biotech in the city of Monterrey. Their winning proposal leveraged a key waste point in the food production chain. Each year in Mexico, 40 million tons of peels and seeds from harvested fruits and vegetables are discarded. Those wasted parts can feed up to 28 million people—if they are converted into a consumable ingredient. So Eat Limmo takes the seeds and peels, the most nutritious part of the fruit, and—under a patent-pending process—transforms those normally discarded parts to functional, affordable ingredients.

Bakeries, hotels and restaurants throughout Mexico incorporate Limmo into their traditional recipes. “You can lower up to 80 percent fat trans, 60 percent less calories and have more than twice the nutrients in breads, snacks and tortillas,” says Gonzalez. “Keeping the same delicious flavor at a lower cost.” In some recipes, it is possible to add dietary fibers, proteins and antioxidants that do not ordinarily contain them. It also extends the shelf life of the product.

“The a-ha moments come for manufacturers when we test a product, “ says Gonzalez. “We test say a formulation for say cookie dough: this is great, more shelf live, lower production costs without eggs, more nutrients and great taste. These are incentives to adopt our product and to use products for new developments.”

“We go business to business and say here is our product,” explains Gonzalez. “You can improve nutrition with no extra cost to you or the consumer.” Food specialists buy the ingredient to offer their products at a lower cost with higher nutritional value and quality. Manufacturers save eight to twelve percent on production costs by replacing costly eggs and oils and by extending the shelf life of their product.

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Gozalez’s own passion for cooking fuels him to find ways to improve it. He says he experiments with Limmo in his own kitchen. “From everything from steaks, soups and salads, I try to level my food to be more healthy. I’ve learned a lot about the science of cooking. As an economist, I try to understand, why processes are happening—you have to understand the science when you are substituting an ingredient.” He brings this intimate understanding of the product to the table along with a background in management, commercial and financial expertise.

Eat Limmo plans to expand by raising funds for a second and larger manufacturing plant to produce more of their crucial ingredient. Once their production rate increases, the duo can continue to increase awareness and health at the level of the source. And they don’t want to be limited to changing diets in Mexico. Their plan includes eventually scaling to Africa and Latin America to build plants to source raw materials to offer to local manufacturers.

The speed at which Mexicans have switched from a diet dominated by maize and beans to one overflowing with processed fats and sugars presents a unique challenge. Eat Limmo leverages the tools of the biotech industry and award winning ingenuity to make the difficult task of accessing healthy food easier. This is a crucial turning point for food production.

“Nutrition doesn’t have to be expensive,” says Gonzalez. “It really is possible.”

About the author

Cayte Bosler

Cayte Bosler

Cayte is an Unreasonable correspondent. She collects stories and lessons from and for entrepreneurs dedicated to solving the world's most pressing problems. She writes on a variety of subjects including science, technology, international development, the environment and travel.

  • mpierson19

    I really like that someone is making foods healthier without boosting costs and still making the food enjoyable. This should be incorporated into many restaurants because obesity rates are growing everywhere, people tend to eat out for meals so it would be beneficial to introduce food that is healthy, quick, and still appealing. It would change the fast food industry.

  • JuanFonseca1995

    This is a solution to the obesity issue in Mexico, by converting processed food into healthier food, many peoples lives can dramatically change. The reason why people eat processed foods is that its cheap, but it is garbage and although peoples wallets aren’t suffering, their hearts are. By having food specialists utilize efficient ingredients, the ingredients offer the fast food business’ products at a lower cost with higher nutritional value and quality. By re-using the unused seeds of fruits, you can keep the taste of processed food and it will be significantly healthier. This solution can revolutionize the fast food industry because many businesses will be recycling unused seeds and other ingredients to make their fast food relatively healthy. I’m excited for the future of Mexico and many other countries that want their citizens to be free from diabetes and other health issues.

  • jsims001

    I’m curious to know what this “consumable ingredient” looks like and how it actually works. This is a brilliant idea tho. Converting waste into a healthy food alternative to processed, unhealthy foods could reduce obesity rates and waste, while providing nutrition at the same cost of not providing it. I feel like fast food companies all over the world should adopt using this ingredient to produce healthier meals at the same low cost, which would most likely lower obesity rates in the United States as well.

  • karnold001

    I really like this idea of taking food products that are typically discarded and converting them into healthy foods sources. Reducing obesity rates in Mexico by offering affordable and healthy processed foods is a great idea and something that could lower obesity rates in places like the United States as well. I would be interested in learning the specifics of this process and get a better understanding of how these discarded peels and seeds are actually used

  • sadeakindele

    I agree, this seems like a great idea, not only for its health benefits, but also because it cost the same as the more unhealthy options currently being used. I’m curious if it changes the taste at all, but if not then they should bring that up here to the US!!

  • LindsayDages

    The idea behind this is great! Taking food parts that would be wasted and reusing them to make ingredients cheaper and healthier will be a big part of how we will feed the world in the future. I am curious how this product tastes on it’s own? Is it made with any preservatives or synthetic ingredients?

  • Halea McAteer

    This is such a cool idea. It sounds like Eat Limmo has taken a pretty unfortunate situation going on within the food industry and really altered the circumstances for many people, giving many an opportunity for more nutritious food. They are creating healthy, good tasting food while not creating ridiculous prices for their products in the process and using things that would have gone to waste in another situation. Very cool.

  • Katie Larson

    This idea is great! It tackles problem related to poverty, obesity, and sustainability. Food waste is plague on society. If all parts of a food can be utilized, why not use them and create healthier food options in the process?? Awesome and innovative idea!

  • kschwein

    I agree with you here when you talk about the consumable ingredient. I’m curious as to what exactly goes in this ingredient and how it works. It still is a fascinating idea and should definitely be implemented in fast food companies around the United states.

  • Gaby Perez

    I love this idea! Being Mexican myself I grew eating unhealthy, although delicious food. Overtime my mother changed our eating habits and made the food healthier, it definitely took some getting used to–but it was worth it. Honestly it’s a great product especially if you can make the food taste good but secretly being healthier.

  • Lynn Kraus

    I’m wondering what other opportunities might be out there where discarded nutritional food “waste” can be turned into a versatile ingredient. Fully utilizing the food we grow, and upping the nutritional value of what is processed for large scale consumption is good for people & good for our planet.

  • Nlund1

    This is a very interesting piece. I never knew it was possible to range the “scraps” and turn them into alternative ingredients.

  • Jeremy Rhone

    First, I’m surprised to learn that Mexico has the highest obesity rate in the northern hemisphere – I thought that America had that title locked down. The idea that Eat Limmo has come across here is outstanding. Not only are we no longer discarding millions of tons of nutritional edibles, but we utilizing them to create a healthier market, and therefore a healthier consumer. I would like to see this implemented into all “fast food,” as it is such a big seller. Many fast-food chains are now global, and by them adopting Eat Limmo’s product as an ingredient, it could reach many people very quickly.

  • Sabrina Ehlert

    I really admire Limmo’s efforts to make food more healthier in Mexico through sustainability. He found a need, and he fulfilled it. I believe his business is an all around, great and efficient idea. Plus, his name is Eat!

  • James Callahan

    I think this product has tremendous possibilities as we see preventable diseases, like type 2 diabetes, continue to become more and more prevalent in our world. I knew that Mexico was high up there with sugar consumption, but I don’t think that the U.S. is far behind and could benefit tremendously from this. Good job and godspeed on your business Eat Limmo!

  • MeierKM23

    Wow! Looking at the article titles to read, I though this sounded interesting, and it proved to be. I found this to be very creative and I hope it continues. As stated, Mexico is leading in obesity in the Northern Hemisphere, and I am sure the United States is not far behind them so reading about this really got me thinking about how this could really turn into something good, not only for unhealthy people, but anyone that eats processed foods. I am a college student, and I know that going out to eat is fun, especially with your friends, or you want to grab something quick to go, and that groceries/healthy food can be expensive for people on a tight budget. Everyone has their own way of getting food for themselves, healthy or not, but it sure has gotten to be unhealthy. I am a overall a healthy person but I know I could shed a couple pounds down, but those McDonald’s fries are so good. I am trying hard to eat healthy, and from what I read I think these guys came up with a pretty great idea and I hope it is able to continue far into the future. Thanks for sharing!

  • MeierKM23

    Hi Jeremy, I was also shocked to see that Mexico was the highest. Although they are, it is easy to see how unhealthy people really are in America. I agree that this idea should be implemented into all “fast food” because that is the majority of what we eat. Continuing with this could hopefully help a lot of fast food places and hopefully even people.

  • Abplanalp916

    Such an awesome thing to see someone turned the seeds into a useable ingredient for everyday foods. Too often I notice waste from food going straight to the trash even though it can help such a huge amount of people.

  • 204Ted

    This is a great example of someone using their passion and their professional experience together to help find new ways to not only improve himself but his community and his country.

  • asprain

    It’s great to see food waste being cut down with a brilliant plan. I hope he continues to find funds and help people with this nutritious alternative to wasting the good parts of the foods.

  • Eric Strimple

    This is a great article of someone taking what was considered waste by an industry and leveraging it into a business. It also is wonderful to see someone trying to take on the problem of overly processed food and making them something the human body should actually be consuming.

  • Thomas Miller

    I really like the idea of them taking food waste products and making them useful. What I don’t understand is how they taking an item that is usually processed and making it healthy? Are they just not adding HFCS to it, or are they processing it differently?

  • Trace Hiyama

    This is really really cool. It sounds like a good way to add nutrition to fast food in Mexico and should probably be implemented into the US somehow at some point. It really stinks that all of the nutrient rich peels and stems are thrown away and I’m glad he’s found a way to incorporate them as a substitute for oils and eggs which are pricey to begin with.

  • sking4air

    I think this is very entrepreneurial. This is a better use of this bi-product instead of biodiesel. I wonder if this has made the foods it is used in less expensive so more people can afford it. I wonder what the 2 year results will be by using this. Will we have a new “gluten” free issue do to what the chemistry involved creates? Remember, in moderation, don’t over indulge in anything!

    Either way, what an “ah ha” moment this is. Pretty cool.

  • Alex Marski

    This is a brilliant article and an amazing idea to do that will hopefully expand further. Pretty creative idea to do with the “wasteful” foods and turn it into a healthy profit wonder what will happen next with these ideas?

  • Jcwilson480

    I found this extremely interesting. All of our recent lives have been emerged with the notion that all processed food is evil. to a certain extent it is. We have been told that all fast food is going to make you obese. If eaten in excess it will. It is really cool to see someone flip that on its head and run with it.

  • THalter9

    I actually really liked this article, and the idea expressed in the article. In a world where being overweight or obese is becoming an issue, it is important that ideas like this are being experimented with and used to benefit people. Finding ways to eat healthier without having to pay more is very important because it creates an incentive to pick the healthier choice, not just the cheaper one.

  • whwatkin

    I am absolutely astounded at the way this startup has revolutionized the way we look at “eating healthy”. Still being able to eat what you have been for your entire life, but now it is healthier for you and cheaper? That just boggles my mind. I would like to see this applied else where in the world.

  • Jessica Andrew

    Thank you for sharing this article! I really liked this article because it shows people that it does not cost a lot of money to eat healthy. I like how this restaurant is trying to make a change in the world. Hopefully other restaurants will use this product and try to make a difference. I liked how they use wasteful foods to turn them into a healthy diet. What a great idea!

  • Ashley Nicole Rietbrock

    I agree with what you are saying. Why most people don’t eat healthy today because eating healthy is expensive and people don’t have to the money to eat healthy. I think the whole restaurant business would change it they would make it more healthy and make the portion sizes the way they should be it could be a step to help make America healthy.

  • Glassborow

    Thank you for this article, it is amazing how what the majority of us perceive to be waste, can be transformed into completely edible food, full of nutrients and at a low cost. This is such a great idea, and to hear they want to use but in places such as Africa I think is amazing because so many lives will be saved. Not only this but imagine how much waste will be reduced! One thing I always hate is how much food we throw out…just because it has passed its expiry date does not mean we can’t eat it. I think this man is a genius and I would love to try one of his products.

  • Mdraymore

    This seems to be an amazing product that will help out many different groups of people. It will hopefully help people become healthier, restaurants can market their food as being healthier, and farmers can now sell the seeds and peels that used to be thrown away. This product also seems to be a completely global product that can be sold anywhere interested in health. I wonder if Gonzalez and his team will be able to make his product even healthier when they grow and get their new manufacturing plant. Also I wonder what people who are against GMO’s think of this product? Lastly, I wonder fast food restaurants would ever consider using a product like this.

  • amykahl8

    This is great. I wish something like this had come about a long time ago. I can only hope it makes its way to America. We also have an obesity, diabetes, and heart disease problem! This could increase the health of millions of Americans if it’s adopted here.

  • Caroleigh Perkins

    I am definitely doing more research on this! Very fascinating! I am a little nervous about whether or not it is a good idea just because it seems like food is being made in laboratories rather than kitchens and that does not seem healthy to me. I’m very much all about whole, natural, organ products, but a lot of people are not and this could help everyone who is eating processed become healthier.

  • Persophine Reid Tiapula

    it really is expensive trying to have a healthy meal plan so I think this is a great idea! the rate of obesity has increased and because a lot of people don’t eat healthy food they have a higher risk of getting sick as well. I think this will help many people who cant afford to get the organic and natural products because they are too costly.

  • Ryan

    This seems like a great idea, and if the article is any indication, it seems to be working well, too. I recently saw another article where another startup was utilizing seeds (mango, maybe?) to produce a new style of feed for chickens. My question would be as to how and from where are these seeds are acquired?

  • Erin

    This article was interesting to read and I think that using the seeds and such is a great way to stop wasting them. I think the idea behind expanding in order to reach out to more people is a great idea. So many families go without food so having a way to keep food inexpensive and still nutritious is awesome and should be spread around the world. The fact that they were throwing away these ingredients prior to this is very sad. So many things go to waste these days and it makes me happy to see that someone has found a small way to value things that may have been invaluable in the past. I also think it is great that it’s inexpensive. Nutrition can be expensive and it is one of the excuses made by people who don’t eat healthy. If we have something that is nutritious and inexpensive then people can stop thinking nutrition is super expensive. One question I had about this article is that how will it be making processed food healthier? If they are just adding it to the food it isn’t technically making it healthier. The food will still be unhealthy it will just have added nutrients.

  • danphaw

    Darn, I was hoping this article was going to tell us how to eat burritos and chimichangas and loss weight. I am curious how good discarded seeds and peels could really taste? As long as it’s not called Soylent Green I’d give it a try.

  • Lauren Schlicht

    I think this is a really good innovative idea that takes a great first step into making changes within the food industry. Like the article mentioned, “eating healthy” sometimes just isn’t a choice for some children who come from low-income families. Even if these families could afford to go to the store and pick healthy options and prepare a meal for the family, the availability of supply/nutrition is not available because fast food chains target the weak consumers. The innovation of “recycled added nutrition” is a really great step but so many more changes need to come about within the food industry, I hope this will be successful first step.

  • ZakFritz

    This is incredible. Obesity is becoming a major problem in our world so it is good that people are trying to fix it. I especially like that it costs no more than regular food costs. Would this be possible to do in the United States?

  • Bryan Parrish

    Wait, Mexico has the highest obesity rate? That is news to me.

    Taking a resource that is still usable, and able to make to both nutritious and great tasting is something the whole world needs. I sincerely hope this really takes off. This won’t solve the world hunger crisis, but will help it.

  • Vanessa Roman

    It is great that this individual is trying to make a difference by promoting health and using his resources wisely.

  • erinleigh28

    I was thinking the same thing… what exactly is this patent-pending process and what in the world does it do to the peels and seeds? I’m not into processed foods either, but I really like the overall idea anyway.

  • erinleigh28

    I’ve found that in my life it’s not so much that eating healthier is more expensive as it is time consuming. In my mind, the longer it takes, the healthier it probably is.

  • Matt48085

    Yeah that is quite surprising to me too! I think you’re right, and I really hope this takes off as well. If more people worked like this to make the world a better place we would be maing steps in the right direction.

  • Matt48085

    Yeah the fact that it doesn’t cost more makes you wonder why more places don’t try things like this. I honestly think if more effort went into things like this we could really solve some health problems we all face.

  • Amy Rink

    I couldn’t agree more with you! I think this is an awesome way to promote a healthier way to eat. Organic food is the first thing to comes to mind when I think nutritious and wellness, so like you stated this can help a lot of people who can’t afford to buy the organic lettuce or the organic chicken! It’s a great idea and I think a lot of fast food companies should follow this.

  • ali Alamri

    processed food should be watched from governments because it causes Disease to the human

  • Faisal AH

    I agree with that, because its too healthy and it will cost maybe the same or less than unhealthy restaurants.

  • tinkers4

    What a great Idea, I think that is something that we need to work harder to accomplish. We have so many issues with food all over the world. I will be interested to watch this grow and hopefully take off.

  • This product solves all issues (depending on the taste). This is a very interesting article that leverages food science to replace portions of this newer diet. It is part recycling, part economy, and part goodwill. Can this process be applied to food in the US or would it be cast-out as a “pink slime”-like additive? I was very interested to learn that obesity is a larger problem in Mexico than the US too.

  • Thy Q

    This is interesting how they can fruit seeds and peels to something edible. I wish there was more info on this as I would like to know how they are turning processed food ‘healthier.’

  • gaulrappkj17

    This is really interesting. I think it is great to be doing such a powerful thing, and a cost effective thing. But, my question is, will people eat it? Will people stick with it? Because if they will, then this is great.

  • nsales

    Very good article and can definitely make an impact with the food industry depending how well they do. There is a lot of things wrong with the food industry especially from restaurants and fast food places. It’s nice to see what they plan on doing and giving a more nutritious value to the food.

  • Jansscor16

    I think it is important for people to know that eating healthy does not cost a lot of money. My first semester at school without a meal plan I bought and ate a lot of unhealthy foods. During this semester I am eating whole foods with a variety of nutrients and I am spending less than I did the first semester. Their idea of reusing what normally would have been garbage is genius. Plus it also is nutritious and cheaper, it would be interesting to know what exact ingredients they turn the peels and seeds into.

  • Jansscor16

    Yeah I agree, I would like to know what the ingredients are that they are making. Also what these ingredients do to make it healthier. I know eliminating eggs and oils is a huge difference in turning an unhealthy meal into a healthier meal, but it would be nice to know how Eat Limmo can eliminate eggs and oils.

  • Jansscor16

    I find eating a whole food, plant based lifestyle is a lot cheaper than eating a Western American diet. This is from my experience and that of my family. I actually save money eating healthier than I did before. Plus it eliminates diseases and illnesses that are caused by food consumption, which then saves on medical bills. I do think the product could help, because it provides an easy fix, but I also think it helps the manufacturers even more.

  • caro5039

    Wow, I think this is such a great way to make an impact on the amount of unhealthy food that we consume. It is definitely an alternative way to manufacture food, but I think that if it is done correctly, this could be very successful. But I have some questions how they receive the seeds and peels. Do they take leftovers, if so, where from, or do they just take those parts and throw away the rest of the fruit?Another question I have is about how the taste of the product will change when some ingredients are substituted by Eat Limmo ingredients.

  • Michellelele123

    I agree with you! The most unhealthy time of my life was my freshman year of college paying SO much for mandatory meal plans and it was a buffet of saturated fats! I hope what they talk about in this article gets expanded beyond Mexico!

  • byrnesbk24

    This almost sounds to good to be true. Why is this not everywhere? I hope it grows and actually does what it says it does. America has a huge obesity/ heart disease problem too so if this product does work it could mean big things it a lot of different ways.

  • Persophine Reid Tiapula

    Thanks for replying!!!

  • Persophine Reid Tiapula

    Thanks for replying Amy! I agree with the fast food idea!

  • leeana liska

    I think the strongest statement in this blog is “conventional wisdom tells us that nutrition is the result of healthy-food choices when in reality it’s a matter of healthy-food access”. When going to a grocery store there are healthy food choices available if all you want to eat is beans, or overpriced, out of season vegetables. Most of the other food found at the grocery store are processed foods, artificially flavored foods, and foods with added sugars. If for some reason you were to come across a food that is truly healthy, the price of it is most likely outrageous. Food access is a problem for many people, especially those of us buried in college loans. It is hard to get food that is well priced and healthy and many people struggle from this problem.

  • JeremyWahl

    This is a great concept that should be picked up by all countries. Everyone wastes food in a different way. I also think making nutritious food affordable is an awesome idea because it seems that the most healthy food is the most expensive, while having the less healthy food the least expensive, and that is what everyone will rather buy because of the price. The USA should definitely consider a tax on sugar and processed food and it might make a difference on how many people get heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

  • PaulPasquier

    Very interesting article and I believe that nutrition can be cheap. I’m a little sceptical about the peels which can contain pesticides. The idea is good and need to be developed all over the world.

  • Lindsey Kessler

    This is a really great approach to feeding the world. The U.S. probably won’t consider a tax on sugar and processed foods because our approach to feeding the world is backwards to approaches such as this one. We need more organizations like this to find alternative solutions to manufacture food in a healthy, nutritious and cost effective way.

  • nbaker3

    This is dietary innovation and it could seriously improve age expectancy and quality of life. Since this will be global, there will be greater sociological positive impact. This is kind of similar to the innovation with coffee flour which will be hyper healthy as well.

  • Jessica Peardon

    I really liked the part where he says its not about the choices we make, but if we have the access to healthy foods. I was talking to a foreign exchange student and she said that a pantry was very surprising to her. They don’t store food. They go to the market everyday and buy fruit, veggies, and fish. She said the market was right by her house. Americans don’t always have this access. That is one of the problems with our diets.


    I absolutely love this. It makes you wonder why it wasn’t implemented before! Using portions of food that we typically dispose of as a healthier alternative to processing almost seems like a no-brainer. I am now compelled to look into this further and try it on my own! I am always looking for healthier alternatives while cooking. Great article! I wish America would adopt something like this…

  • Anthony Davis

    I think that this is a very good idea and it definitely takes perceived waste materials into healthy alternatives. Not only do these products take a healthy spin on alternative foods but can also help to make foods without many nutrients, nutritious. I feel as though this will help in the future in order to preserve and make foods more nutritious overall making countries all over the world healthier.

  • Anthony Davis

    I completely understand and I feel that there are a lot of discrepancies when dealing with food products. Food companies trick buyers into buying supposedly healthier options that include substances that are unhealthy like sugars and saturated fats. Its not only grocery stores supplying healthy options but also buyers understanding and being educated enough to understand what is healthy and what is a false advertisement.

  • KE7JLM

    Nice job identify the problem. I am very familiar with the Mexican culture and diabetes runs rampant. Thank you for your service.

  • KE7JLM

    Haha, good point. In the right hands it could probably taste OK.

  • KE7JLM

    I think as long as they are washed well and are from organic sources you should be safe from any pesticides.

  • KE7JLM

    People should be able to eat whatever they want.

  • KE7JLM

    You are not wrong but it would have to taste amazing and be cheaper than the golden arches. Even then most Americans would not do the switch IMHO.

  • KE7JLM

    Citrus peels, leek leaves, watermelon rind, mango peels are all editable. The challenge is making them taste good and doing it cheaply.

  • Jessica Mendoza

    I really love this article! It leaves such a bold statement. My question is, why is this not everywhere? Like stated in the article, “Nutrition doesn’t have to be expensive, it is really possible.” If more people knew about this, and the possibility of it, I think it could make a big change! This is the first time I am ever hearing anything about this. I am really curious about this because I have grown up eating hispanic food. I am curious as to how discarded peels and seeds could really taste in a taco? haha I would love to try it tho! This could mean so much for heart disease, and obesity every where. Love it!

  • Jessica Mendoza

    Haha! This is exactly what I was thinking. I grew up eating hispanic food. I can’t really imagine how it would taste with discarded seeds and peels. But, I would also give it try! I couldn’t imagine it being the same, but I am sure it would taste okay.

  • Jessica Mendoza

    I couldn’t agree more. I also think this is a very good idea. I love how it takes perceived waste materials into healthy alternatives. I also agree with you in saying that this could help in the future in order to preserve and make foods more nutritious. This could help make the world a healthier place!

  • Jessica Mendoza

    I love the statement you said “dietary innovation” because that is totally what it is. It could improve everything you stated, especially quality of life!

  • Jessica Mendoza

    I also thought this article was very interesting! Also, that was on of my favorite statements from the article. That “nutrition can be cheap.” I am also skeptical about the peels and seeds, not so much because the pesticides they can contain, but I just wonder how they would taste in a taco. I grew up eating hispanic food, so I am just wondering how good it really is!

  • Jessica Mendoza

    I also agree that this should be picked up by all countries! I think it could do so much for the world. I also agree that making nutritious food affordable is an awesome idea! Everyone thinks that healthy (or nutritious) food is really expensive, but this shows just one way that it can be made not expensive.

  • Jessica Mendoza

    Love your statement, “This is a really great approach to feeling the world.” I love this statement because I couldn’t agree more. We definitely need more organizations like this! Finding alternative solutions to manufacture food in a healthy, nutritious, and most importantly, costly way can make a huge impact on a the world. In a great way!

  • Jessica Mendoza

    I also think this is very interesting! I also agree it is a VERY powerful thing, that can make a HUGE impact on the world. But I also agree with your question, will people eat it? I grew up eating hispanic food, so I can’t really imagine how peels ands seeds would taste. I would give it a try tho!

  • Jessica Mendoza

    I completely agree! I think that this is definitely something that needs to me worked on harder to accomplish. You are right, we have so many issues with food all over the world. If this could expand, it could make a huge impact on the world. For helping with obesity, diabetes, and overall quality of life.

  • Jessica Mendoza

    Obesity is becoming a major problem in our world! This could make a huge impact on the world. I believe this would be possible to do in the United States, but I think that it would be a lot harder!

  • ZakFritz

    I agree it would be a lot harder, but I think it would benefit us a lot! We have a huge problem here that needs fixing.

  • Jessica Mendoza

    Happy you agree with what I have said! It is awesome to see fellow students with the game mind set. I also think it would benefit us a lot and it should be pushed to happen.

  • Ryan Dow

    Lots of people make the excuss, “we are college, we can’t eat healthy.” But it is possible to eat health in college. Either watch what you eat or cook yourself. Great article.

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    A nutritional education or re-education is necessary to change a deeply traditional behavior that many people have been growing with during the years. This is important because obesity is not just a lipid profile anymore. It is considered a disease with a potential chance to be classified as a pandemic problem in the world. Many people dies every day of obesity and/or its derivatives health issues. For this reason, more attention should be given for this topic and for health in general.

  • Leah Renee

    although I am a huge advocate of eating whole foods; this is amazing and definitely a step in the right direction!