"Consumers show a preference for Estonian food, but often opt for a more budget-friendly foreign alternative," as quoted from Õhtuleht.

This critique arises when consuming raw food, primarily because it often involves foreign fruits. However, it's crucial to acknowledge that we also have locally grown fruits that can be stored throughout winter, using cultivation methods that could yield crops year-round.

Although limited resources, time, and land often deter us, incorporating home-grown vegetables and greens remains an integral part of the raw food menu. The array of choices available is extensive.

This dilemma also extends to choosing between domestic or foreign produce. In a video, I emphasize a pivotal point: any plant-based product purchased elsewhere is more environmentally friendly than a direct product from an animal farm. The situation differs when dealing with small-scale animal farmers.

In essence, by consuming plant-based foods, an individual reduces their carbon footprint by as much as 80-90%. Now, the focus shifts to fine-tuning the balance between local and European produce. Beyond bananas, cocoa, and coffee, there's often no need to source items from distant locations

Check out our youtube video on the topic:

our discussion on X:

Check out our Raw Food Masterlass: HERE