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My first meal in Nauru was a huge plate of white steamed rice topped with some type of fried meat, probably chicken, swimming in a heavily salted dark brown sauce. So much salt had me up all night searching the island for something to quench my thirst.
Nothing here is fresh. Phosphate mining has left nowhere to produce food. A head of lettuce costs $18 Australian.
So most of what people eat is low-cost and fried to make up for in taste what it lacks in freshness.
Today, about 40% of the population is diabetic, owing at least partly to poor nutrition.
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