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Sweet potatoes sweet dreams
Posted by: dvdai ()
Date: March 10, 2018 01:35AM

If someone gave you a bunch of sweet potatoes what would be the way you prepared them for consumption? Thanks

david


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Re: Sweet potatoes sweet dreams
Posted by: Avocadess ()
Date: March 10, 2018 01:41AM

I would grate them (with a salad shooter!) and add a little fresh lemon or lime and/or a little olive oil -- and I might even try some fresh garlic!

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Re: Sweet potatoes sweet dreams
Posted by: Horsea ()
Date: March 10, 2018 04:43PM

They are juiceable, too. Norman Walker mentions this in his book on fresh vegetable juices. I'd add a wee bit of lemon juice to cut the sweetness a bit.

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Re: Sweet potatoes sweet dreams
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: March 10, 2018 08:15PM

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Sweet potato has trypsin inhibitor activity. That means it contains an enzyme inhibitor that blocks the action of trypsin, an enzyme that digests proteins. The trypsin inhibitor prevents the digestion of protein. Sweet potatoes with higher protein levels have more of the trypsin inhibitor. This makes raw sweet potato difficult to digest. The trypsin inhibitor is deactivated by cooking.

One way the raw food diet helps people is by supplying food enzymes. Food enzymes do part of the work of digesting the raw food. Enzyme inhibitors increase the amount of work that your body needs to do to digest foods. Enzyme inhibitors force your body to produce more digestive enzymes. This uses up resources that could be used to produce detoxifying enzymes. When animals are regularly fed enzyme inhibitors in research, they become sick. Sweet potato should not be eaten raw.
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Norman Walker was great and one of the best of raw food pioneers and his writings had a tremendous impact on the raw food movement.

But there are newer scientific findings he was not aware of at his time.

The Okinawan diet was mostly sweet potatoes but it was cooked sweet potatoes.



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Re: Sweet potatoes sweet dreams
Posted by: Horsea ()
Date: March 11, 2018 09:15PM

Glad to get this information.

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Re: Sweet potatoes sweet dreams
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: March 11, 2018 09:49PM

Another solution is to ferment the raw sweet potato.

Fermentation removes the trypsin inhibitor.

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This gives you more choices of some cooked sweet potatoes and some fermented.



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Re: Sweet potatoes sweet dreams
Posted by: Horsea ()
Date: March 11, 2018 10:30PM

Nuts are higher in antinutrients (I think) than any other food that vegetarians like to eat. So, that is why cashews are better eaten that way (fermented), and make a nice cream "cheese"-like spread, though you have to add some lemon jce and salt to make it tastier. I guess maybe I read that here, though I am not sure.

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Re: Sweet potatoes sweet dreams
Posted by: Avocadess ()
Date: March 16, 2018 01:30AM

Cashews (and peanuts) are legumes, though, so I don't know if this would apply the same...

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Re: Sweet potatoes sweet dreams
Posted by: Tai ()
Date: March 16, 2018 06:23AM

dvdai ()
If someone gave you a bunch of sweet potatoes what would be the way you prepared them for consumption? Thanks

Tai
For one person, I would juice them. The fastest way to juice them is with a centrifugal juicer. Then I would stir it into fresh orange juice or stir into a coconut, almond banana milk smoothie. In other words, I would dilute the juice with a seed/coconut milk or orange juice or both. But if you are experiencing insulin resistance, you can make a smoothie with raw vegan protein powder and stir in the juice, which helps stabilize blood sugar.

Centrifugal juicers are very fast for this type of thing and the faster you can juice, the more juice you will drink. The longer it takes to juice, the less juice you will drink is my experience.

If you run the pulp through twice, you can compost the pulp.

My favorite to juice are the garnet yam and purple yam.



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Re: Sweet potatoes sweet dreams
Posted by: dvdai ()
Date: March 16, 2018 03:05PM

Is there much juice to extract from a sweet potato?

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Re: Sweet potatoes sweet dreams
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: March 16, 2018 04:01PM

It depends on the juicer.

Unlike humans they were not created equal.

The Norwalk Juicer will give the most.

The Green Star Elite more than the Omega.

But these are very potent juices so the quality matters more than the quantity.

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Re: Sweet potatoes sweet dreams
Posted by: dvdai ()
Date: March 16, 2018 07:20PM

I have an omega 8007. I'll have to give it a try

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Re: Sweet potatoes sweet dreams
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: April 06, 2018 05:23PM

You can have your sweet potato juice and drink it.





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Re: Sweet potatoes sweet dreams
Posted by: dvdai ()
Date: April 06, 2018 06:35PM

This looks like October.

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You can have your sweet potato juice and drink it.





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