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Old 03-04-2007, 01:26 PM   #1
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Is it safe to eat sweet potatoes raw?

i've gotten tired of ramen for breakfast... so i've decided to try some new foods. i just don't want to spend more time cooking them than i have to.

i read somewhere that you're not supposed to leave sweet potatoes out overnight after cooking them if you expect to eat them in the morning...

that leaves me wondering if they're safe to eat raw...

are they?

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Old 03-04-2007, 01:34 PM   #2
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I dont know, but I cant see them tasting that great raw!
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:37 PM   #3
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i read somewhere that you're not supposed to leave sweet potatoes out overnight after cooking them if you expect to eat them in the morning...


I have never heard of that and see no reason why you would need to do it.

There is nothing unsafe about eating them raw, but you probably would not enjoy it much. Maybe if they were sliced very very thin. It would be similar to eating an Idaho potato raw.
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they're edible... i don't eat to enjoy... i just eat to get it over with and to get some food in me.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:40 PM   #5
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If you are just looking to get some food in you and could care less about enjoyment then yes you can eat them raw.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:50 PM   #6
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Grated on top of a salad or in a slaw etc. might work...I never done that, but don't see why not.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:54 PM   #7
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Grated on top of a salad or in a slaw etc. might work...I never done that, but don't see why not.
I bet that would be real tasty.
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:04 PM   #8
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actually... eating them raw.... it's almost like eating an oversized super crisp carrot.
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:29 PM   #9
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eating them raw is fine. I usually roast them in the oven @ 400F, or if you're in a hurry cube them and boil 'em. I guess microwave is always an option. I think they're good cooked with splenda+cinnamon+nutmeg.
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Old 03-05-2007, 03:46 AM   #10
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I eat them raw when I am slicing them up--they do taste like a good, sugary carrot. Then the slices are buzzed for a short period in the microwave, and put on top my indoor grill (cuisinart, like a George Foreman)...grilled, sprinkled with brown sugar and a little butter. Pretty darn good.
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