Cultural Competency and Haitian Immigrants

 

Haitian hot/cold classification of foods

Purnell's Model

 

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Very Cold
  • Avocado
  • Cashew nuts
  • Marfranc cheese
  • Coconut Meat
  • Coconut juice
  • Grenadilla flesh
  • Grenadilla juice
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Soursop fruit
  • Starapple
  • Cassava bread

Warm

  • Eggs
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Pigeon meat

 

 

 


Quite Cold
  • Banana
  • Cashew
  • Lime
  • Grapefruit
  • Lime juice
  • Okra
  • Orange
  • Watermelon

Cool

  • Cane syrup
  • Custard apple
  • Chayote fruit
  • Orange juice
  • Tomato

Very hot

  • Cinnamon
  • Coffee (roasted)
  • Nutmeg
  • Raw rum
  • Rum

Neutral

  • Banana juice
  • Beef
  • Biscuits
  • Breadfruit
  • Cabbage
  • Mint candy
  • Carrot
  • Sweet cassava
  • Foreign cheese
  • Chicken
  • Coconut candy
  • Conch
  • Milled corn
  • Marionade (fried dough balls)
  • Eggplant
  • River fish
  • Sea fish
  • Grunion
  • Goat meat

 

  • Kidney beans
  • Lima beans
  • Malanga
  • Cow's milk
  • Goat's mild
  • Parsley
  • Roasted peanuts
  • Pigeon peas
  • Plantain
  • Plantain gruel
  • Pork
  • Sweet potato
  • Brown rice
  • White rice
  • Rice and mushrooms
  • Non-iced soft drinks
  • Imported Spam
  • White and yellow yams
  • Pumpkin
  • Sugar cane

       Adapted from Laguerre, 1981.

Nutrition:

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