I just returned to the US after a stay in Thailand. The Thai people have a very close connection to their food. Very little processed foods; most coming from their local community and being sold in local fresh food markets. You never see mulberries in stores in the US because of their 2 to 3 day shelf life…but that doesn’t appear to be a problem in Thailand, as these berries were readily available:
I had the opportunity to visit an agricultural fair held at Khon Kaen University in Thailand…It was simply amazing! Thousands upon thousands of fruit trees in three ~40 foot wide rows that stretched about 100 yards each:
And, of course, my favorite…There were over a dozen vendors selling mulberry plants:
Thai people don’t have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as in the US…They eat practically all day and night long…mostly fruits and vegetables with small additions of meat and no processed foods (other than noodles), but most seem to have an extremely low BMI. I stayed stuffed the three weeks I was there, but now weigh a pound less.