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The 10 Most Fattening and Decadent Foods From Around the World
News ^ | APRIL 25, 2014

Posted on 04/26/2014 3:55:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway

YOU might think that the United States, with its supersized portions, absurdly high obesity rate, and uniquely American innovations like the Doritos Locos Taco, is home to the world’s most fattening foods. But you’d be wrong!

Their national dishes have nothing on these artery-clogging bad boys from around the world. Here are 10 of the most decadent foods you’ll find in other countries.

Acaraje, Brazil

You know what’s really not great for you? Palm oil. A mere tablespoon of the stuff contains a whopping 7 grams of saturated fat — which is too bad, because saturated fat makes food taste really great.

Case in point, Brazil’s acaraje: black-eyed peas formed into a ball, deep-fried in palm oil, and then stuffed with vatapa and caruru (spicy pastes made from dried shrimp, ground cashews … and more palm oil).

Churros, Spain

Forget your boring breakfast of Special K and skim milk. In Spain, a popular way for locals to start the day is with a meal of churros.

These fried-dough pastries are dipped in sugar and cinnamon and then — here’s the fat kicker — dipped in a thick hot-chocolate drink. Talk about a morning sugar rush!

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: fat; food; international

Acaraje, Brazil

1 posted on 04/26/2014 3:55:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Ah, yes, deep-fried Hostess Twinkies. The savoir faire of culinary perfection.


2 posted on 04/26/2014 4:02:55 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: nickcarraway

Please don’t shoot the messenger, but real health food people (as opposed to food nazis and fun police) will tell you that, saturated or not, palm oil is VERY good for you.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 4:03:29 PM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: nickcarraway

Good list

However, I’m partial to chocolate eclairs. And don’t get between me and strawberry shortcake with ice cream.


4 posted on 04/26/2014 4:03:40 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: nickcarraway

You mean theses are the top ten as if they know all of the rest? I don’t think so.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 4:04:36 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: nickcarraway

6 posted on 04/26/2014 4:07:06 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Tucker39

“but real health food people (as opposed to food nazis and fun police) will tell you that, saturated or not, palm oil is VERY good for you.”

Indeed. And coconut fat is even better than palm kernel oil.

It’s amazing to watch all of the ignorant fools in the media still attacking saturated fat: if we ate NO saturated fat at all, we’d die from malnutrition.

The putative unhealthiness of saturated fat being has been debunked in study after study over and over again, but the misinformation propagated by the 1960’s media just keeps on being recycled, even 50 years later.

The original studies made no distinction between saturated fat and synthetic trans-fats (Crisco and the like), and as it turns out it’s the synthetic fat which was the real poison all along.


7 posted on 04/26/2014 4:10:08 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: nickcarraway
Or did you, um, think that the whole delicious calzone was all for you?

Actually, I did.

8 posted on 04/26/2014 4:10:24 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I'd forgotten how much fun it is having a dog.)
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.vegastripping.com/features/feature.php?feature_id=40&page=1


9 posted on 04/26/2014 4:10:57 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Tucker39

I grew up on coconut oil which is from Palm family AFAIK.
My cholesterol stays around 150 and never had a heart problem, knock on wood, in my 70’s now.


10 posted on 04/26/2014 4:11:24 PM PDT by entropy12 (Democrats win WH for one reason...welfare checks, food stamps and 143 more giveaways)
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To: nickcarraway
I don't know if it counts as decadent, but in pure cholesterol terms, this may be #1 with a bullet, so to speak:

BTW, on the side of the can is a recipe to fry the contents with buttery scrambled eggs. A friend on mine loves the stuff that way I've not tried it, though I'm willing to give it a shot. Can't be much different than sweetbreads, I'd figure.

11 posted on 04/26/2014 4:11:36 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: nickcarraway

Any bets on how many of these the First Mooch has scarfed down on her many overseas “vacations”?


12 posted on 04/26/2014 4:12:48 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Tucker39

The real kicker is that saturated fat is necessary for a healthy body. It’s transfat that’s a problem.


13 posted on 04/26/2014 4:14:10 PM PDT by grania
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To: DemforBush

Also, a few years back, there was a restaurant out in Las Vegas (can’t remember which one), whose priciest and most fattening entree was...a foie gras.

Not a few slices of foie gras, all pan-seared and served in some foo-foo salad. I mean the whole fattened liver, at least a pound, maybe a pound and a half. I don’t see how anyone outside Mr. Creosote could finish something that rich.


14 posted on 04/26/2014 4:16:54 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: nickcarraway

Triple Whopper with Cheese

1,200 calories and 80 grams of fat...

The world got nothing on the USA....

15 posted on 04/26/2014 4:21:29 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: nickcarraway

Actually those are not churros but porras. Churros are about 1/3 in diameter, they are not straight but form a loop, and nobody puts sugar or cinnamon on them... you just dip them in the hot chocolate (almost as thick as fudge) or coffee.

These are churros:


16 posted on 04/26/2014 4:22:22 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Caipirabob

IT EATS A VILLAGE


17 posted on 04/26/2014 4:26:10 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t care for the writing style, as it is obviously a mainstream journalist. Liberals love to point out how bad America is. We have super-sized portions. How terrible. And just check out how absurd our obesity rate is. I will bet money that if this bozo were to get cheated of his super-sized portion, he would be the first one to take it out on the server, as if it were the fault of the server. And as far as obesity, it is the liberal welfare-state mentality that gives people money to buy food and doesn’t put any restrictions on the food that they buy, nor does it require the lazy to get off their butts and do some work, which is not only dignified, it is healthy.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 4:26:25 PM PDT by webheart (We are all pretty much living in a fiction.)
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To: PapaNew

Mmm ... poutine. Mouth watering now, and we just had supper!


19 posted on 04/26/2014 4:26:51 PM PDT by Cloverfarm
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To: Cloverfarm; nickcarraway

Where’s the list of the best tasting dishes that are actually good for you? You say such a list doesn’t exist? Mas no!


20 posted on 04/26/2014 4:31:21 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Popman

The bun is the only part that’s bad for you.


21 posted on 04/26/2014 4:32:13 PM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: nickcarraway
Case in point, Brazil’s acaraje: black-eyed peas formed into a ball, deep-fried in palm oil, and then stuffed with vatapa and caruru (spicy pastes made from dried shrimp, ground cashews … and more palm oil).

There is nothing in this that I can't have on my low carb diet.

22 posted on 04/26/2014 4:37:50 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: catnipman
Best for you from these:
1. Red Palm Oil (rich in E tocotrienals-best to not heat up - far better than Vitamin E tocopherols)
2. Coconut oil (rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides)
3. Palm oil
4. (Way down at the bottom) Palm kernel oil
23 posted on 04/26/2014 4:38:04 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: nickcarraway
You know what’s really not great for you? Palm oil. A mere tablespoon of the stuff contains a whopping 7 grams of saturated fat

What a load of unmitigated, ignorant crap.

Saturated fat is good for us. It's the other crap that makes you fat. The nutritionists won't admit it yet [they're as stupid as the client scientists], but millions of Americans are learning it on our own.

24 posted on 04/26/2014 4:38:12 PM PDT by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: nickcarraway
You know what’s really not great for you? Palm oil. A mere tablespoon of the stuff contains a whopping 7 grams of saturated fat — which is too bad

Yeah, and when it was determined to be bad, palm oil, which can be solid at room temperature, along with good ol' lard, was replaced with trans-fats, which are undisputedly far worse.
25 posted on 04/26/2014 4:39:03 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: nickcarraway; flaglady47; Chigirl 26
Myself, I prefer the luscious cheese and almond bear claws at my local Publix' Danish Bakery.

Leni

26 posted on 04/26/2014 4:44:47 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Former Fetus

Ann Coulter could use a few deliveries of those, stat...


27 posted on 04/26/2014 4:46:46 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: MinuteGal
Sheesh, I forgot my favorite decadence....Dove ice cream bars with chocolate ice cream and dark chocolate coating. Oh, my....

I will ask for one of these with my last meal before I'm offed by Obama's thugs for being a conservative.

Leni

28 posted on 04/26/2014 4:48:33 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: PapaNew

29 posted on 04/26/2014 5:08:21 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: MinuteGal

You think they are going to offer any of us a last meal? They are more likely to kill us with malnutrition, if not outright starvation.

Just like with decent medical care. our compassionate overlords will tell us that if we want it, we better be ready to pay for it,assuming there is anything to pay for that you want to eat.

Just like in “Game of Thrones”, we’ll consider ourselves fortunate to get a “bowl of brown”.


30 posted on 04/26/2014 6:02:04 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: sportutegrl

The only ones that look good to me or that I would eat are the eggs and bread from Georgia or those potatoes from France. Those look good! Will have to make me some Lol


31 posted on 04/26/2014 6:09:46 PM PDT by sheana
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To: nickcarraway

This thread is making me hungry.


32 posted on 04/26/2014 6:14:36 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Tax-chick
As always, the soul of wit is brevity.

Good one, t-c!

33 posted on 04/26/2014 6:20:50 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: SAJ

I was in the 8th grade the first time that was addressed to me. I took it to heart.

Thanks for noticing!


34 posted on 04/26/2014 6:22:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I'd forgotten how much fun it is having a dog.)
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To: nickcarraway

He puts miso ramen on the list by saying the soup is made of beef,lard and oil. No, it’s usually a pork stock that’s no more greasy than any other meat stock. The calories come from the miso, but there’s no more fat in a bowl of miso ramen than is in a bowl of chicken noodle soup.


35 posted on 04/26/2014 9:27:52 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Rome2000

I guess his mince meat is bad for you.


36 posted on 04/26/2014 11:25:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: PapaNew

I made my husband and myself deep-fried Twinkies, with a squirt of chocolate on top. Loved it, not that it will be a habit.

I hear other deep-fried Hostess treats can be good. I have all the supposedly perfect copycat recipes, though the authors subbed real food- like butter, cream, organic flour, etc., for the chemical faux food ingredients in the commercial versions. I have not tried them yet. ;)

I am thin and in good shape. An outrageous dessert on occasion is not a sin, just slightly naughty.


37 posted on 04/26/2014 11:32:11 PM PDT by hearthwench (Debbi - Mom, NaNa, and always ornery)
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