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09-12-2004, 12:36 AM
Hi everyone, I am just curious what people know about raw potatoes and if you eat them or not. I have heard raw potatoes should not be eaten but I got really curious and decided to try them out. I shredded a few organic potatoes in the food processor today, put them in a container with a little olive oil, fresh garlic and salt. Hopefully they won't taste too bad!
Alice in Rawfoodland
01-07-2005, 05:04 PM
Yeah - what is the scoop on potatoes - anyone? I know you're not supposed to eat any green bits or eyes but is the white 'meat' okay?
I ate one small raw one this week - it was juicy and delicious.
p.s. Sorry if there has been other posts on this I am going through the threads and getting up to speed!
01-07-2005, 05:50 PM
I think it is okay, however when I was a kid my grandmother told me you can get worms from it. No idea what that is all about.
I was wondering if you sliced them thin and dehydrated, would they be sort of like potato chips?
I found the following on http://www.living-foods.com/articles/rawfoods.html
Q: How can I eat raw (white) potatoes?
A: Raw potatoes. Yes you can eat potatoes raw but they are not very appetizing. Some raw fooders heat potatoes at 118 degrees F, the highest temperature possible without destroying enzymes, for long periods of time. The result is a potato that is supposedly raw but tastes cooked. There are recipes for that approach in Gabriel Cousen's book, "Conscious Eating".
Some of the raw food recipe books feature recipes for raw potato salad. However I can't give you an exact reference/citation.
01-07-2005, 06:04 PM
Yeah, I tried dehydrating potatos on a couple of occassions and didn't find them very appetizing at all. But I'm thinking of trying plantains the next time I get my hands on some because I recall when I was cooked vegan, I made fried plantain for the first time and they reminded me of potatoes...very yummy and they were seasoned.
So, I'm going to try making chips out of those and see how that turns out.
01-07-2005, 07:19 PM
Thanks, that sounds like a good idea! Sweet Potatoes might work too. I saw a bag of dehydrated veggies which inculded sweet potatoes at Wild Oats. It looked really good. But, I didn't buy it because I didn't know if it was overheated during dehydration. Probably.
I am thinking about buying a dehydrator for making veggie chips, but want to make sure it will work first.
01-07-2005, 11:54 PM
Funnily enough, I haven't eaten raw potatoes while actually being raw, but it was a habit of everyone in my family to come in and take some raw potato when they were being cut up for dinner. Just plain chunks of raw potato. I guess we all liked them because we were always getting in trouble for stealing too much of the potential dinner! :D
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