100% of your pretend RDA

March 7, 2012


Lloyd made peas for dinner. Altogether now – “Yuck! Peas are gross! Down with peas!!”

Unless they are in Zoya’s amazing potato salad, then they are acceptable. But other than that;

“Gross! I will only eat a small spoonful and will make small gagging noises while doing so!”

I decided to supplement my tiny serving of peas with a couple of spears of marinated asparagus. Mmmmmmmmmmm….. tart yumminess. Then I noticed the label on the lid:

Rutin tootin'

Rutin? Rutin? They’re not even trying! That word wouldn’t make it in a Scrabble game! Nice try, Maker’s Mark. I think ‘rutin’ might be code for ‘ant poop’.

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7 Responses to “100% of your pretend RDA”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Of course rutin is a real nutrient. I make sure I get some every day by taking glagnitius berry extract. Besides rutin, it also gives me a daily dose of grebostinol, dytissisin, fluflosinite, and Vitamin B-71. I’m the picture of health!


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Try dousing the peas in cream. OR try Deborah’s recipe for Chicken Pot Pie. That’s a delicious way to eat peas.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Never having heard of rutin, I looked it up:

    Rutin, also called rutoside, quercetin-3-O-rutinoside and sophorin, is the glycoside between the flavonol quercetin and the disaccharide rutinose (?-L-Rhamnopyranosyl-(1?6))-?-D-glucopyranose). In fava d’anta, the synthesis is done via a rutin synthase activity.[1]

    Got it.

    But I did understand the side effects:

    Rutin is LIKELY SAFE when used in food amounts and POSSIBLY SAFE when used appropriately in medicinal amounts for a short period of time. It can cause some side effects including headache, flushing, rashes, or stomach upset.


  4. Lauren's mom Said on:

    Do you like frozen peas? There is a big difference between frozen and canned peas. Canned peas are mushy.


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