I is for Ita Palm and Iceberg Lettuce or I'm stumped.
I havent the first idea what an Ita Palm is. I've never even seen one, much less eaten one. But its the only fruit I could find that begins with the letter I. Ita is the palm that palm wine is made from, evidently.
Here's a link to a wiki on it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritia_flexuosa
And here's a link to The Palm Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola (which is the first book I ever read that belonged to my husband.
Nobody nowadays has anything nice to say about iceberg lettuce. Its got limited to no nutritional value, limited to no flavor: just generally not much going for it. Still, I do like that ultimate American Steakhouse salad- a head of iceberg, cut into wedges, drizzled with blue cheese dressing sometimes topped with cubes of fresh tomato and bacon bits. Yum!