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

  • Posted by: m1800
  • February 9, 2012
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Anitalectric February 10, 2012
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.com/portfolio/cooking-with-anita/
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SKK February 9, 2012
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/2010/11/17/dining/17minirex1.html.

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.
 
bigpan February 9, 2012
Don't see why not. Good fiber too. Sweet potato julienned with a dip is tasty too.
 
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