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Ital is a term used by Rastas, derivated from "vital", who means a natural and sane way of life.
One aspect of Ital is the Ital food: because the body is a temple, you should not eat unpure food. Also you must take care of your body, cause it is Jah creation.
Ital is generally a vegan diet, even if some Rastas eat fish. Some prohibit salt, some not.
In all cases, Ital prohibits pork, preservatives, chemical ingredients.
Ingredients have to be the most natural possible.

In Jamaica, Ital cooking is most often inspired from Indian and African cooking. But lot of recipes can be "Italized" if prepared only with vegetables and natural ingredients.