View Full Version : Spinach- cooked or raw???
07-07-2009, 07:47 PM
Ever since starting Raw, we have been inundated with people telling me not to eat raw spinach as its toxic
what are the forum's opinions on this please
07-07-2009, 08:10 PM
Spinach contains some oxalates. These can cause kidney stones in some people. Supposedly, cooking the spinach leaches out some of the oxalates making them less harmful. I disagree. I read that the oxalates in raw foods are organic and can be utilized or eliminated from the body, as opposed to cooking them renders them inorganic and make it difficult to eliminate, thus the kidney stones. I think it was Bernard Jensen who said that about the organic/inorganic, but I can't be 100% sure. Anyone else know?
07-07-2009, 08:35 PM
I am not dead.Have eaten a ton of spinach raw for almost two years.
07-07-2009, 08:58 PM
I have no idea.....but i love raw spinach so i doubt im going to stop unless i come across something alarming...
07-07-2009, 09:05 PM
the late rawfoodist norman walker said the opposite , that when you cook spinny it creates oxilates . but raw its one of the most nutricious plants you can eat . he raved about raw spinachs benefits
and raw outta my garden ive loved it for like 15 years
bloomsdale longstanding = best spinach variety on earth
07-07-2009, 09:06 PM
Spinach contains some oxalates. These can cause kidney stones in some people. Supposedly, cooking the spinach leaches out some of the oxalates making them less harmful.
I've heard the opposite... raw baby spinach is safer.
My feeling is, rotate your greens as has been suggested by V. Boutenko. I think you'll have to eat quite a bit of one kind to have negative effects. But then, I'm not speaking from experience here.
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