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#1 Old 08-30-2016, 06:45 AM
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Blanching??? Still considered raw?

Hi all!

I suspect I know the answer to this question, but I'd like to get a general consensus.

Would you consider a vegetable to be raw if it has been blanched for a very short period of time? I would suppose so since the boiling point of water is 212, which is well above 40. However, the amount of time it spends in that water is generally very low.

What do you think?
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#2 Old 08-31-2016, 12:53 PM
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It wouldn't be considered raw but that doesn't mean it's unhealthy.

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It wouldn't be considered raw but that doesn't mean it's unhealthy.
Was just thinking about all the produce you'd have to get and eat on a totally raw diet. Was pondering ways of helping it keep for longer times. Guess it doesn't matter if you can't consider it to be raw after blanching.
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dehydrating, fermenting, and pickling are raw ways to preserve veggies
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I didn't consider fermenting! All of those methods change the taste, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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The Raw forum here used to be quite active.
Do a search for Penny79 esp., as well as Kiwibird. They haven't been around for a while, but Kiwi pops in and out
Penny79 was quite knowledgable and had been a raw vegan for quite a long time, as well as an athlete.
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Thanks for the tips. To the search box I go!
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Was just thinking about all the produce you'd have to get and eat on a totally raw diet.
You can be raw and eat 500 calories or less a day. What produce?
You can eat loads of calorie dense foods such as dried fruits and nuts and seeds. That's just half a kilo.

If you want to be healthy, then it does take roughly a kilo for lettuce, a kilo or two for fruits and berries, and they go down so easily! So what's the problem? There's more waste produce for other prodcuts, only you don't eat them.

So if you enjoy eating, it's a win situation as you get something healthy, something tasty, and you get lots of it.
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500 -800 calories an extreme starvation diet.

Women (on average) should eat around 2,000 to maintain their weight and 1,200 to lose about a bout 1lb a week.
For men it's 2,500 to maintain and 2,000 to lose.

No wonder you were complaining of fatigue in your other thread.

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500 -800 calories an extreme starvation diet.

Women (on average) should eat around 2,000 to maintain their weight and 1,200 to lose about a bout 1lb a week.
For men it's 2,500 to maintain and 2,000 to lose.

No wonder you were complaining of fatigue in your other thread.
The number of calories someone needs for maintenance is going to depend on each individual's weight, height, and very important -- how active they are. There is no one average, really.

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The number of calories someone needs for maintenance is going to depend on each individual's weight, height, and very important -- how active they are. There is no one average, really.
Couldn't agree with you more - that's why I put "on average" The average person may not exist but the average still does. You can take 20 people and weigh them, all have different weights. You add up all the weights and divide by 20 and get the average weight of the 20 people. Perhaps none of them actually weigh the same as the average weight but you still have an average weight.

A woman who is 5ft tall is going to need a lot less calories than a 6ft one and there are lots of other variables as well so you have to talk about that sort of thing in averages.

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Couldn't agree with you more - that's why I put "on average" The average person may not exist but the average still does. You can take 20 people and weigh them, all have different weights. You add up all the weights and divide by 20 and get the average weight of the 20 people. Perhaps none of them actually weigh the same as the average weight but you still have an average weight.

A woman who is 5ft tall is going to need a lot less calories than a 6ft one and there are lots of other variables as well so you have to talk about that sort of thing in averages.
Ah, okay. That makes sense if you meant it that way. I just constantly see people using the average to tell people their (individual) needs, so I wrongly assumed you meant it that way.

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I used to blanch my veggies and does not really cooked it in high/medium heat for a couple of minutes. I believe, you can actually eat foods specially vegetables even if its raw such as those used in salad. There is what we call raw food diet wherein the best choices of vegetables to eat there are those freshly picked from the farm or those from farmers market. But in case its refrigerated already,the vitality is lessened even further. So every freshly picked veggies are somehow edible and can be eaten raw but mine is that I just usually buy it on markets which are then frozen, I do blanch it.
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