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I've been trying to incorporate more raw foods into my diet lately, but I only have one issue...I'm unsure of what all vegetables can be eaten raw. I know you're not supposed to eat raw potatoes, but what else should be avoided? Any help is much appreciated.
 

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Not really sure... but I do know that raw eggplant= badbadbad. It needs to be cooked to neutralize toxins or somesuch.
 

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It is a myth that one cannot eat raw potatoes. They are not toxic. Just throw away ANY potato that has a green part on it. Green potatoes are toxic.<br><br><br><br>
I think raw potatoes taste awful and do not eat them though.<br><br><br><br>
As to eggplant, it can ALSO be eaten raw!!!! Not toxic either.
 

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Cooked potatoes are actually bad, rather than raw, as they contain acrylimade which can cause cancer.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tova</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Cooked potatoes are actually bad, rather than raw, as they contain acrylimade which can cause cancer.</div>
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That depends on how they're cooked. Water based cooking, like boiling and steaming, doesn't form acrylimides.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tova</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Cooked potatoes are actually bad, rather than raw, as they contain acrylimade which can cause cancer.</div>
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Source? That's interesting, but I'd like to see if it's true.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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For those of you who are interested:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://healthlibrary.epnet.com/print.aspx?token=af362d97-4f80-4453-a175-02cc6220a387&chunkiid=24024" target="_blank">http://healthlibrary.epnet.com/print...chunkiid=24024</a><br><br><br><br>
<a href="http://www.jifsan.umd.edu/presentations/acry2004/acry_2004_wg3_report.pdf#search='cooked%20potatoes" target="_blank">http://www.jifsan.umd.edu/presentations/acry2004/acry_2004_wg3_report.pdf#search='cooked%20potatoes</a> %20and%20acrylamide'<br><br><br><br>
I'm depressed.
 

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Beans are not supposed to be eaten raw. I think this especially applies to soybeans, which have some sort of chemical that is harmful to humans unless first destroyed by cooking. However, raw foodists do sprout beans, and bean sprouts can be eaten raw.<br><br><br><br>
Tempeh also must be cooked before it can be safely eaten. Tempeh is made through a fermenting process that generates bacteria, so must be cooked to be eaten safely. Also, when preparing tempeh, you must be careful to wash/disinfect knives, cutting boards, etc., as if they had been used to prepare meat.
 

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I thought only certain types of beans could be eaten sprouted (uncooked)? I think I saw a list that said lentils, mung, garbanzo and adzuki? I don't think you can sprout and eat just any bean.<br><br><br><br>
karenlovessnow - Aw, don't be depressed! It's really only fried and baked potatoes that are the problem. If you want to bake potatoes just don't do it at a really high temperature and don't eat them every day. I often keep boiled potatoes in the fridge, great for last-minute potato salad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:">
 

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Kidney beans should not be eaten raw either.<br><br>
Yes sprouted raw soybeans do have some toxins present. This just makes it easier for me to avoid soy altogether which is a good thing IMO.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Diana</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
It is a myth that one cannot eat raw potatoes. They are not toxic. Just throw away ANY potato that has a green part on it. Green potatoes are toxic.<br><br><br><br>
I think raw potatoes taste awful and do not eat them though.<br><br><br><br>
As to eggplant, it can ALSO be eaten raw!!!! Not toxic either.</div>
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I wish grocery store produce people knew that about green potatoes. You are correct. Our produce people say that's just starch and they leave potatoes with green on them out on the counter for sale.
 

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Do rawists use potato in their cooking and if so, how? (raw cooking... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I kill me... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> )<br><br><br><br>
Also: what about grains? I know they can't be eaten straight from the package (I think <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:"> ) but do rawists use grains at all and if so, how?
 

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Sure we use grains but only sprouted not cooked. I just made some muffins the other day with sprouted wheat. The batter comes out almost identical to flour batter!
 
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