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Are raw potatoes good for a snack?

Raw potatoes are hard to digest, littered with various kinds of bacteria and are toxic. Most of the toxins can be eliminated by peeling. That still leaves rather hard to digest starches. All in all, ...
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Why is the temperature limit for raw food set to 42 C / 108 F?

The thresholds are a little fuzzy -- in researching this, I found 40-49°C, 42°C, and 48°C as the cited upper limit. Regardless of the exact number... From Raw Food Diet FAQ, heating above that point ...
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How to avoid worm infestation from consuming raw vegetables?

The number one rule when dealing with any food that might have come into contact with animals or animal feces is to wash it. I could not find any other numbers than those from a study conducted in ...
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Why is the temperature limit for raw food set to 42 C / 108 F?

Around this temperature, enzymes (which are complex protein structures) begin to denature, and this is usually cited as the reason for setting a temperature threshold here. See Raw foodism on ...
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Is Vitamin A plentiful in cooked or raw vegetables?

Sources of Vitamin A There are two dietary sources of vitamin A: Taking up retinoids (vitamers of vitamin A) directly, which occurs in animal based, non-vegan food. Converting a form of provitamin A ...
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Are raw potatoes good for a snack?

I have only heard of issues of eating green potatoes. I occasionally snack on a potato end while cooking. When I was young I would eat whole raw potatoes as a snack. I found an article on Live Strong ...
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What are the health benefits of eating citrus fruits with their peels?

I went by lemons as an example here. Lemons have a broad nutritional profile, most of which are in a much higher concentration in the peel. What's particularly interesting is that the peel contains ...
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What are the health benefits of eating citrus fruits with their peels?

The peel part of a Citrus acutally provide flavour without adding calories (well in reality it add very few calories). Infact the peel is very much used in bakery. Now, I'm not sure the peel of all ...
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How to remove pesticides and harmful bacteria from fruits and vegetables?

According to the Centre for Science and Environment Washing with 2% of salt water will remove most of the contact pesticide residues that normally appear on the surface of the vegetables and fruits ...
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Are raw potatoes good for a snack?

Raw potatoes are fine, but if they've started to sprout again they are harmful. That's why potatoes are most often cooked, they won't sprout again if that happens. In a potato plant, there's toxic ...
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How to wash salad greens and herbs?

I'm definitely not an expert, but I do have personal experience in this area. My suggestion is to start by shaking the plants to remove excess dirt and insects. If possible, shake them out over an ...
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Are hemp, flax, chia, and sesame generally raw?

It seems like heat processing (Pasteurization) is normally used for all of these seeds, unless otherwise marked. Hemp seeds (hemp hearts) One brain claims that many other brands of hemp seeds are ...
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