Definition of ital in English:

ital

noun

mass noun
  • (in Rastafarian culture) organically grown vegetarian food, cooked without salt.

    ‘some herb, some ital, some music, that was all I needed to live in unity and peace and love’
    as modifier ‘ital vegetables growing in the kitchen garden’
    • ‘Like many traditional dishes, there seems to be a variety of ways to prepare ital rundown (the non-ital kind involves pickled herring).’
    • ‘‘Ital is vital’ best summarizes the Rastafarian belief that pure food from the earth is the most physically and spiritually beneficial.’
    • ‘‘People can expect to eat real ital food while they enjoy the music as well,’ he says excitedly.’

Origin

From I (used by Rastafarians to signify value) + vital or vittle.

Pronunciation

ital

/ˈɪtal/