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10-31-2005, 05:52 PM
I understand while being 100% raw you are to consume no animal products or dairy... but what about tuna. If you eat tuna raw...because that is one fish you can eat raw. Not morally, but health wise why is it bad to consume raw tuna aside from any pollution in the water it came from?
10-31-2005, 05:55 PM
It's not really that being 100% raw means you can't or shouldn't eat raw animal products or dairy...it's if you're raw vegan or raw vegetarian. This particular group just doesn't get into discussion the consumption of raw meat and dairy, but there are others out there that do.
10-31-2005, 06:04 PM
thanks rawkinlocs...Does anyone know if there is any negative health aspects with eating raw tuna? Like eating cooked food is not good for you well is there any obvious 'not good for you' things about tuna?
10-31-2005, 06:12 PM
As you yourself mentioned, it's polluted. As Cherie mentioned, it's not something we discuss here. *points ya to the mission statement*
10-31-2005, 06:26 PM
Alissa has a good recipe for Almost Tuna - which is not fish, rather other raw ingredients mixed together.
Anything raw that is not a vegetable, fruit, or nut/seed isn't consumed on Alissa's Raw Diet. Other here might eat that, but we stitck strictly to vegan/vegetarian fare _here_.
Would you like a recipe for mock tuna salad? The first is the Mock Salmon Pate'. You can use this as a dip for veggies or raw crackers
Alissa's Mock Salmon Pate' is on her site http://alissacohen.com/recipes.html
But here it is for easy reference:
Mock Salmon Pate
A delicious pink pate with a hint of salmon flavor! I eat this all the time on top of a large salad with a vinaigrette dressing. Its such an easy pate to prepare and oh so delicious!
* 2 cups walnuts
* 2 stalks celery
* 1 large red bell pepper
* 1 large scallion
* ½ -1 teaspoon sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Serving suggestions: This can be served on a plate as is, over a salad, rolled up in a green leaf, or spread on crackers.
Here's a recipe for an online recipe for mock tuna salad. I think it's Rhio that calls her's TOONA :)
10-31-2005, 07:57 PM
I was a HUGE Sashimi & Sushi Fan...ate is on a very Regular (weekly basis) and my husband still is. He limits the Tuna due to the high Mercury in it though.
You must get sushi grade tuna (other raw fish) as it is the safest. Even then Raw seafood does have its risk..most people never have a problem BUT I did and that is the reason I no longer eat it.
I got sushi grade Tuna at a reputable restaurant I have eaten at for 10 years and ended up in the hospital 2 hours after dinner with a severe case of Scrombroid poisoning. Had to have epi shot. then I recovered quickly but it was a scary experience. Since that poisioning oddly enough, I started having reactions to all seafood and fish. After eating shrimp (not raw) I ened up with a severe reaction (flat red rash and breathing problems) and a 911 call ..I never touch any fish/seafood raw or cooked and wear a Medical Alert Necklace now.
So in closing if you want to eat it raw, it is after all your chioce. Like I said my dh does and loves it. To each his own !! Hope I didn't scare you off but everyone eats raw seafood at there own risk !
Sharon in Colorado
10-31-2005, 08:08 PM
I am even hesitant now to eat restaraunt veggie sushi or have raw veggie sushi without the rice made for me because of the bacteria transfer from the sushi maker's hands.
10-31-2005, 08:11 PM
Twinee and Sharon, thank you for your insights. I think the original question has been answered and if not, anyone else who has input can PM Rawling.
Rawling, I hope you don't mind or don't get offended 'cause it's nothing personal, but I'm going to close this now because as I stated, we don't really get into raw meat/dairy discussions here on this particular forum but there are other forums where it is very welcomed. I just don't want it getting into a full-blown discussion of "it's okay/it's not okay" when this is a raw vegan (or should I say "beegan") board.
Thanks for understanding!
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