5 Most Mispronounced Foods and How To Say Them
The more you expand your circle of friends and try things, sometimes you run in to new foods are are pretty darn tasty. Have you ever seen something on a menu that you are not sure how to pronounce and avoid ordering it to save embarrassment? Be honest. It happens to just about everyone.
There are a few of the new-to-me foods that I have to make a conscientious effort to pronounce correctly. That's when you hope your brain takes over to avoid putting your foot in your mouth. Here's what I mean:
- Acai- pronounced ah-sah-EE -- Acai is an Amazonian berry that has more antioxidants than the blueberry. If you're a yogurt eater or crave natural juices, you might find Acai in the ingredients. Try it, you'll like it!
- Quinoa - pronounced keen-wah - An ancient grain, much like rice but much more crunchy and nutritious. I'm getting to be a big fan thanks to Traci Taylor who loves it. A big thank you to Traci for telling me how to say it too. Try stuffing it with turkey for stuffed peppers.
- Edamame- pronounced ed-a-ma-may - A cross between a bean and a pea but full of fiber, protein and B vitamins, you'll find Edamame in lots of Asian restaurants and I'm seeing it on more and more on salad bars in the Binghamton area.
- Cacao- pronounced ka-cow - If you're a chocolate lover you may already be familiar with this one. According to Men's Health, it's known to lower stress levels and make you more focused.
- Rooibos- pronounced roy-biss - Also known as red tea for tea drinkers. From the red-bush plant in South Africa, rooibos has a distinct smooth flavor, it's caffeine-free and full of vitamins. It's been known to sooth a soar throat and help you lose weight. My friend lost 10 pounds drinking lots of this tea over a two month period.