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Old 11-03-2010, 05:32 AM   #21
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Yeah, this is an old thread

But it still currently pops up if you google whether it's safe to eat raw sweet potatoes, which is how I got here. The age of a thread no longer makes much difference. I don't want future searchers to get inadequate information.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:56 AM   #22
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Some of the older threads are really interesting. I'm only up to page 4 of the tips and tricks thread.

I always nuke my sweet potato. No wrapping needed, actually. I just give it 4 minutes and then turn it over and give it enough to finish it. It's so sweet and creamy it doesn't need anything, but I like my butter on it.

Turning the potato over midway is necessary because the bottom cooks first (probably due to reflected microwaves from the plate.)
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:02 AM   #23
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Zhizara, could you link to that thread? I tried a search but it didn't come up?
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:42 AM   #24
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Tips for the Home and Kitchen...

This may bring you to page 4 where I am, but this is the thread. It's full of good tips, and as for old threads, why make a new thread when it's already done. :)
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:02 PM   #25
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My opinion

It's better to eat sweet potato raw. When you cook they lose some of their important vitamins.

I used to peel them and cut into small peices then toss in a salad, but will start to just cut them up with the skin on for more nutrition

I think they taste good, it is kind of similar to carrots.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:50 PM   #26
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Raw Sweet Potato

I saw it on live TV in the UK a few years ago,a programme feature about foods to be eaten raw and they said that raw sweet potato had more Vitamin C than citrus fruit and was extremely healthy raw and everyone in the studio tried it,some liked it,some did not...My 2-year old is a fruit and veg fiend and eats veg as a snack or for a meal,only that,loves raw sweet potato,carrots,raw onion,olives,spring onions,avocados,but "orange 'tato" is one of his favs! Certainly not after me!
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:57 AM   #27
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i love cooked sweet potato but i don't think it will taste great raw
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:45 AM   #28
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Have a look at Ruth Heidrich's website, she had cancer with metastases and went to a raw food diet, and concequered it. I've just bought her cookbook ($5.00 online) and she sends you a PDF. She eats raw sweet potatoes. Have a look at it. It might just save your life!
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:58 AM   #29
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Interesting ... I had just posted two Peruvian Cebiche / Ceviche recipes employing sweet potato or Batata; from Chef Gastón Acurio in the Appetiser Section ...

There are many type of native western African tubers which had travelled with the Slave Traders, Boniato, Yuca or Maniac or Casava, Batata ( orange interior sweet potato ), Ñame and Malanga ... all which are health beneficial ...


Interesting post.
Have lovely August.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:26 PM   #30
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Very interesting thread. I love sweet potatoes just about any way they are prepared but have never tried them raw. Something I think I'll look into.

Now...for something entirely different. Some fact/fiction regarding the demise of Daniel Boone says that he died after consuming too many servings of sweet potatoes in a sweet potato-eating contest at a relative's home. True or not, just reinforces moderation.
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