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Is it safe to eat winter squash (butternut) raw? Like shaved in a salad? What about sweet potato?

asked by m1800 over 2 years ago
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added over 2 years ago

Yes, to both. Though they are both better when cooked as well as easing their ability to be digested

Bigpan
added over 2 years ago

Don't see why not. Good fiber too. Sweet potato julienned with a dip is tasty too.

Buddhacat
SKK
added over 2 years ago

Yes you can and it is delicious. Here is a recipe from Bittman a great raw butternut squash salad with raisins and ginger http://www.nytimes.com....

In the raw food world, which is also vegan, there is nothing that cannot be eaten raw. And raw is preferred because of health benefits. I consider myself a flexitarian and I have several raw food recipe books I use all the time.

Anita_date
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Anita is a vegan pastry chef & founder of Electric Blue Baking Co. in Brooklyn.

added over 2 years ago

Raw sweet potato is one of my favorite things to put in salad! Check out my cooking video where I make a collard green & sweet potato caesar salad with miso ginger dressing: http://electricbluebaking...

Miso_cesar