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, eating raw potatoes is not recommended.
As explained in Nutrition Mythbusters page, potatoes can make you sick in a number of ways:
indigestible starch (also ...
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 allegedly:
Kills enzymes. Enzymes help you digest your food. Your body can create
enzymes but that process takes a lot of energy. This process makes you
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 Ethiopia which notes that
It was also observed that decreased parasitic contamination was
significantly associated with washing the products before displaying
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 wikipedia
article on The Spruce, typical of those I surveyed and agrees with what I've read elsewhere
As the wikipedia article points out, enzymes are broken down by ...
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 ... fruity vegetables like tomatoes, brinjal and okra require two to three washings.
2% is not really salty enough to affect the taste but if you want you can ...
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 into vitamin A. Provitamin A is abundant in lots of vegetables.
A quick note on supplements
Both forms can also be taken as a food supplement. Retinol ...
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 that says they can be eaten raw but there are a variety of reasons not to. It mostly points to the indigestibility but also mentions the toxicity. Most of the ...
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 3 times more vitamin C and dietary fiber than the remainder of the fruit (by weight).
While it does contain a wicked high amount of vitamin C by any standards, ...
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 Citrus is the same.
Lime and lemons are widely used, and also oranges are less common but still used. I don't know about other Citrus fruits by the way.
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 substances produced by the plant. These are contained in the stem and leaves though. If a potato starts to go green, then it is photosynthesizing, and producing ...
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 heat-sterilized. This is supported by an answer on Quora which indicates that hemp seeds imported into the United States are sterilized.
This 2015 ...