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Sweet potatos
Posted by: Molli ()
Date: March 08, 2012 10:00PM

Now that I'm switching to a raw diet, I am reading conflicting information about whether or not sweet potatos can be safely consumed raw. I thought they were really healthy to eat, but a little afraid to try them raw based on what I am eating. Why is there so much conflicting info out there about whether some foods can be safely consumed raw? Is there a particular list on the internet that many of you rely that is considered to be reliable about what can be consumed raw? I could probably easily give up sweet potatoes, but if they are nutritious and good for us to eat, I'd rather not.

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: March 08, 2012 11:34PM

I have been juicing them for over a year now and I am still here.smiling smiley

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: lisa m ()
Date: March 09, 2012 12:13AM

I also like to add sweet potatoes to my juice. nice and grounding smiling smiley

I don't find them particularly easy to digest if I just eat them though. I like to 'process' them a bit, for instance I might grate them and add them to souerkraut, or at least marinade for a few hours, or dehydrate.

In terms of raw foods to stay away from, definitely raw kidney beans is a no-no. Other beans (such as aduki, mung etc) require sprouting to make them palatable.

there's probably other stuff... can't think of any off the top of my head right now though!

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: lisa m ()
Date: March 09, 2012 12:28AM

ooh - just thought of one - rhubarb leaves. And also white potatoes. (although some people say these are good for you raw, so that's confusing! I wouldn't fancy eating them myself though) smiling smiley

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: luvyuu ()
Date: March 09, 2012 01:53AM

I like grating sweet potato beet and carrot together with a little ginger evoo and lemon... and let them marinate for a bit... yummy i don't eat them daily but i do enjoy it... i've heard they help the body to produce it's own protein... but i didn't research that it was a passing comment from a shaman friend of mine...

love laugh and dream

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: March 09, 2012 07:00AM

Sweet spud is fine, and I regularly grate them into my veg salad in place of carrot for a change. Also, white spud sliced thin and dipped in apple cider vinegar is quite tart but different. But I haven't tried it for ages smiling smiley

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: March 09, 2012 07:19AM

What the....Malinamartis, what the deal with viagra generic? lol winking smiley

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: gems ()
Date: March 09, 2012 07:31AM

i love eating raw sweet potatoes, grated with stuff... or just cut up with my other veggies to put with a dip (tahini dip for example)... or i can just munch on them on their own. love them! smiling smiley

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: Molli ()
Date: March 09, 2012 03:57PM

Can you dehydrate slices of sweet potatos and put some sort of oil and salt on them and make them like chips? Gosh ... I hadn't thought about making veggie chips until now ...

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: March 10, 2012 06:29AM

Hahaha will do malinamartis winking smiley

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: Duke ()
Date: March 10, 2012 09:26AM

Why would you want to add dead calories into your diet? Sweet potatos and raw as well? I ve tried that and i dont think they add anything beneficial. I would rather invest those calories on other nutri-dense foods.

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: Tamukha ()
Date: March 10, 2012 02:22PM

Duke,

Dead calories? Please explain. No raw fruit or vegetable that isn't toxic has dead calories, as, say, refined white bread does. Even gently dehydrated, the nutrients in sweet potato are bioavailable: Beta Carotene, folate, Vit D and E, etc. Not "dead calories" by my definition!

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: March 10, 2012 02:36PM

I think of the potatoe family,sweets have the most cancer fighting elements in them.

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: John Rose ()
Date: March 10, 2012 03:13PM

Yam selection and storage - If you find them, they will most likely be sold in chunks sealed in plastic wrap, since they grow up to 7 feet in length and weigh up to 150 pounds. …Yams, unlike sweet potatoes, are toxic if eaten raw, yet perfectly safe when cooked.


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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: March 10, 2012 03:13PM

Time to stop feeding the negotivotrollios, sweet potato, mushrooms or anything else... winking smiley.

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Sweet Potatoes & Calories
Posted by: John Rose ()
Date: March 10, 2012 03:47PM

For those who need extra calories, especially if you are Juice Fasting or Juice Feasting as I prefer to call it, Sweet Potatoes have 540 calories per pint and are extremely helpful for those who are not getting enough calories. Whenever you have a low caloric day and your Carbohydrate Fuel Tank is on low, Sweet Potato Juice is a great way to catch up on calories and if you mix it with Carrot Juice in a 50-50 ratio, you’re getting 430 calories per pint.

Peace and Love………John


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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: HeavenHands ()
Date: March 10, 2012 04:30PM

Is raw, juiced sweet potato any easier to digest than whole sweet potato? What about enzyme inhibitors?

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: Duke ()
Date: March 10, 2012 04:58PM

Tamukha Wrote:
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> Duke,
>
> Dead calories? Please explain. No raw fruit or
> vegetable that isn't toxic has dead calories, as,
> say, refined white bread does. Even gently
> dehydrated, the nutrients in sweet potato are
> bioavailable: Beta Carotene, folate, Vit D and E,
> etc. Not "dead calories" by my definition!


I meant empty calories. Its a carb source and carbs are bad for you. Vitamin D is found in trace amounts it can as well be said that it's nonexistent. The other nutrients you have listed are found in other types of foods that are more palatable and beneficial.

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: HeavenHands ()
Date: March 10, 2012 06:19PM

You should probably do some research on what those raw sweet potatoes are doing to your digestive system.

gems Wrote:
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> i love eating raw sweet potatoes, grated with
> stuff... or just cut up with my other veggies to
> put with a dip (tahini dip for example)... or i
> can just munch on them on their own. love them! smiling smiley

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: HeavenHands ()
Date: March 10, 2012 06:19PM

There is nothing more foul on this earth than a dehydrated potato.

Molli Wrote:
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> Can you dehydrate slices of sweet potatos and put
> some sort of oil and salt on them and make them
> like chips? Gosh ... I hadn't thought about
> making veggie chips until now ...

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: March 10, 2012 06:32PM

Do we see how a certain poster has sparked ridiculous controversy? You did Coco smiling smiley

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: March 10, 2012 06:48PM

Familiar flavour, eh Geo? I'm not entirely convinced these rabble rousers aren't old "friends" who have come and gone before. Some people just love to be antagonizing, it's all they know how to do well.
It all comes clear in due time. Hard to hide your true nature for longvwinking smiley.

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: March 10, 2012 07:17PM

Old friends hey...so they'd be having a good ol' laugh then! Actually the Kid said that he was an ol' poster on here....hmmm it probably was a good time for Prana to pull him down, roll him up and stick him back in the cuboard eh? lol winking smiley Sorry, that was abit dry but couldn't help myself haha

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: HeavenHands ()
Date: March 10, 2012 07:28PM

Have you guys ever eaten a dehydrated potato? They're horrible. If you haven't, give 'em a whirl and see that I'm a truth-teller, not a troll. And enzyme inhibitors? Try eating raw sweet potatoes for a year and then give me a call. Better yet, give your gastroenterologist a call on his/her red phone. You won't be @#$%& well if you're @#$%& at all. Guaranteed.

If you're for one minute insinuating that I'm that illiterate d-bag d-rider, you're nutty. That dude couldn't spell cat correctly if you spotted him the 'c' and the 't.'

coco Wrote:
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> Familiar flavour, eh Geo? I'm not entirely
> convinced these rabble rousers aren't old
> "friends" who have come and gone before. Some
> people just love to be antagonizing, it's all they
> know how to do well.
> It all comes clear in due time. Hard to hide your
> true nature for longvwinking smiley.

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: Tamukha ()
Date: March 11, 2012 03:58AM

Duke,

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[Sweet potatoes are] . . . a carb source and carbs are bad for you . . . The other nutrients you have listed are found in other types of foods that are more palatable and beneficial


The first part is odd to read at a forum for raw vegans, but maybe you do not mean this as categorically as it reads.

As to the second part, one can justify avoiding all kinds of nutritious foods using this rationalization, and that runs counter to the goals of most of us here.

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: Duke ()
Date: March 11, 2012 06:00AM

Tamukha Wrote:
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> Duke,
>
> . . . a carb source and carbs are bad for you . .
> . The other nutrients you have listed are found in
> other types of foods that are more palatable and
> beneficial
>
>
> The first part is odd to read at a forum for raw
> vegans, but maybe you do not mean this as
> categorically as it reads.
>
> As to the second part, one can justify avoiding
> all kinds of nutritious foods using this
> rationalization, and that runs counter to the
> goals of most of us here.


Tamukha,

The human body is made from minerals, water, fats (80% of your brain is fat), proteins. I dont see where carbs come into the equation; carbs are only there to fuel you and not to build you health and strength and longevity. At least that's what i would like to think.

If you're a marathon runner, then yeah, perhaps carbs are your best source of fuel, but i dont think you or me are as a matter of fact.

I am not against eating a raw sweet potato tbh, i ve tried that before, its just a raw sweet potato in the end, but i would rather eat other foods that build my muscles, cells, tissues, and preserve my memory and brain functions, whilst also protecting my body from oxidants effects.

I think me and you agree on this subject. You like to add sweet potatos to your diet, i am reluctant to add empty calories to my diet (if i am to eat 3000 to 3500 calories per normal day, i dont want to waste 500 of them on sweet potatos and nut if you know what i mean. that's my theory in theory at least) but i dont mind having it every once in a while with some friends etc.

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: Tamukha ()
Date: March 11, 2012 07:18PM

Duke,

That the brain is composed of fat does not mean that the brain runs on fat; the brain runs on carbohydrates. Just one of many respects in which we do not differ from other primates.

I actually am not fond of raw sweet potatoes, although I have them occasionally with no ill effects. I totally get that someone may not like their flavor or texture or whatever. Be to say that they are empty calories, implying that the nutrients in them are not numerous nor bioavailable, doesn't makes sense to me. To be sure, many of their nutrients can be had elsewhere, but this elsewhere is likely outside the plant kingdom and thus off-limits to most of us here.

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: HeavenHands ()
Date: March 11, 2012 07:29PM

Just to be clear, I said or meant to say that consistent, daily consumption of raw sweet potatoes will cause digestive problems for most.

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: chat ()
Date: June 23, 2012 08:44AM

Duke Wrote:
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> I meant empty calories. Its a carb source and
> carbs are bad for you. Vitamin D is found in trace
> amounts it can as well be said that it's
> nonexistent. The other nutrients you have listed
> are found in other types of foods that are more
> palatable and beneficial.


Can anyone please explain this thread to me? And quotes such as above? Empty calories??eye popping smileyeye popping smiley

"In 1992, the Center for Science in the Public Interest compared the nutritional value of sweet potatoes to other vegetables. Considering fiber content, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium, the sweet potato ranked highest in nutritional value. According to these criteria, sweet potatoes earned 184 points, 100 points over the next on the list, the common potato."


And why raw sweet potato is bad for digestion? Maybe it is, I just never heard this before, can you provide links? For what it's worth, sweet potato constituted about 93% of Okinawa people traditional daily diet.

[211.76.170.15]


Personally i find raw sweet potato exceptionally yummy, especially in a mash, combined with leafy salad with tomatoes. I'm considering making it one of the staples in my diet, including sweet potato greens, that is why this thread surprised me a lot!

>Banana ice-cream rocks!<

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Re: Sweet potatos
Posted by: rzman10001 ()
Date: June 23, 2012 06:17PM

Molli Wrote:
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> Can you dehydrate slices of sweet potatos and put
> some sort of oil and salt on them and make them
> like chips? Gosh ... I hadn't thought about
> making veggie chips until now ...


Yes you can! Sweet potatoes are good for you raw!

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