View Full Version : Aren't there vegetables that you can't eat uncooked/boiled?
09-03-2006, 11:51 AM
Forgot the name of one, not sure if it's yuca or not, it's like a crappy substitite for french fries.
Would you guys name the vegetables that at first glance seem undigestable and how to eat them?
09-03-2006, 11:58 AM
If it is not digestable raw then that is natures way of tell you that it was not meant for us.
If you have something that you want to eat and can not eat it raw then you could blend it and make crackers.
09-03-2006, 12:22 PM
I know that when we have gone to the mushroom lady. She will not sell us most of the mushrooms because they are not to be eaten raw. The only ones we buy are portabello, shitake, button, the white mushrooms your find at the store.
Recently we recieved an education on eggplant cause prior to going raw we were told it was uneatble raw.
The regular one that everyone sees in the store with the dark purple skin apparently does not taste good. The eggplant has either a tabacco taste to the skin or is part of the tabacco family. Ugh I wish I could explain it better. She indicated that that is what gives it the bitter flavor, the white and green ones and softer purple ones are more flavorful raw.
There is what I know hope it helps
09-03-2006, 12:28 PM
damn that is such an easy cop out...
"If it is not digestable raw then that is natures way of tell you that it was not meant for us."
but probably true... :rolleyes:
09-03-2006, 02:36 PM
Some people have mentioned not eating certain things raw like broccoli. Personally, I eat all the veggies and fruits raw without a problem. So maybe it just depends on each person.
Eggplants can have a bitter taste... so it is good to soak them in salted water to remove the bitterness. Then, they are fine. I like to dehydrate them and make little pizzas with them. There is a recipe for that in the recipe section of this site. Just click on the 'search' option in that section to find it.
I noticed that you were looking for a pizza recipe earlier... some of those can take some real time... a quick way that I like to do... is to use portabella mushrooms and fill with a sauce and veggies etc. of your choice... then dehydrate them for a while to warm. You can make a parmesan nut cheese or other cheese recipe for this too. Just type in 'cheese' in the recipe section for some recipes.
Also, there are a lot of raw sites on the internet... just type in raw recipes and it will pull up pages of these sites. Some have a few recipes and some have a lot. Just click on their recipe links... And, perhaps you'll see combinations that you want to try. (Some of the recipes are simple and some are more complicated.) It seems that eating raw involves trying things and experimenting... it can be fun! :D
09-03-2006, 03:37 PM
I have at times pondered how people got to know about what things were poisonous to consume... Some poor soul tried to eat it and expired!! (maybe they just happened to be allergic)
* Personally I tend to heed the cautionary advice from tales about poisoning that have been passed down in folklore. *
We really do have such a huge selection of foods that we know are edible and good for us and that we like, that there should be no problem with variety. Why all this searching for "more" all the time?
I even tell myself sometimes that it isn't really so important that I be so busy trying to duplicate non-raw dishes like burgers and fries, cakes, cookies and ice creams. It could be that in my efforts to do that, I am making it harder to get my tastes and habits educated to eating healthier raw foods by continuing to tease my taste buds with those richer, sweeter, saltier tastes.
09-06-2006, 04:33 PM
Potatoes are rather difficult to eat raw, and not at all appealing. Then again, they aren't much more appealing cooked, unless you flavor them with something.
09-06-2006, 04:54 PM
Alissa believes one should eat what they want as long as it is raw.
But then again, Alissa also has a lot of bad rep on the internet...
09-06-2006, 06:52 PM
I love raw potatoes! I learned how to eat a thistle leaf that has the prickers on it - you roll it up and put it in the side of your mouth and chew and that way they just don't poke you. Here in the desert there is a pretty good rule for foraging that I have observed - if it has outer protection like prickers or spines (cactus) it is most likely safe. If it doesn't have external protection most likely it is poisonous. However that rule is just regional and I have no clue which mushrooms to pick on Missouri or anything like that. I am thinking that I might go foraging in empty lots for some malvey - a dark leafy green that grows as a weed here.
09-06-2006, 08:51 PM
The eggplant has either a tabacco taste to the skin or is part of the tabacco family.
Other way around - the tobacco is in the eggplant family. Or rather they're both in the nightshade family, but the eggplant is also in the nightshade genus.
Eggplant (Solanum esculentum), brinjal (S. melongena). I'm not sure if they really are different species, but the white one is the eggplant, and the purple one the brinjal. "Esculentum" means edible, while "melongena" is the same word as "brinjal" and "aubergine" and they all go back to some Sanskrit Ayurvedic term.
Potato (S. tuberosum).
Lulo (S. quitoense). A tart South American fruit.
Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum or S. lycopersicum). When introduced to Europe, the fruit was thought to be poisonous.
Chili (Capsicum spp.).
Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum).
Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium).
Angel's trumpet (Brugmansia spp.). This is so poisonous, it's even dangerous to sniff the flowers!
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