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Anyone like eating raw potatoes? I've never tried it, but I've been curious, so I picked some up today at the farmer's market, and I'm gonna give it a shot when I get home.
 
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We have an intern at the farm that eats them raw.  He says they are like an apple but with no flavor.  I'd rather eat an apple
 
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They are supposed to be healthier for you, because of how cooking changes them chemically but I don't like the taste.

Maybe a little added to salad would be a good way to enjoy them raw.
 
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I was told as a kid that raw potatoes are toxic and never examined it further; I've eaten undercooked potatoes by mistake and they're pretty unpleasant!
I know a guy that ate raw potato to relieve a stomach ulcer. I have no idea if it helped, and that was before medicine linked Helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcers.
My question is why would you want to? Pure curiosity or is there a dietary component?
 
                                      
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It's mostly just curiosity, along with my opinion that raw things are generally healthier for you...upon doing some googling, though, most of what's out there in the internet tubes seems to say that as long as they are not green or sprouting, they should be fine, but if they're green, there will be some toxins.
 
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they taste gross raw. sorry
 
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You might check on some of the raw foods forums to see what thier experiences are with it.  Most (not all) of my foods are raw nowdays and the raw foodies are very helpful with advice and recipes.

I used to eat them raw when I was a kid - I have  no idea why.
 
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I have talked to people who do like to snack on a raw potatoe right out of the garden......Specialty varieties are ok raw....taste like jicama. They are only poison if they are green.
 
                                      
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Ok, I tried it. I am sorry to say, I didn't like it. I really wanted to like it, and it was OK for the first bite. By the time I took my second bite, there was an overwhelming aftertaste that was coppery and spicy, and it was just too much. I wonder if it would be any different if the skin were peeled off, but I think I will just let it go, because potatoes are just too easy to cook, and when you cook them, they are among my favorite foods. Oh well, it was a lesson well learned. 
 
                              
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Never tried eating it raw but after Dymmesdale experience I would never give a try also, only cooked ones are good for me.
 
                              
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I always eat my first new potatoes raw, it's the only way to see if you've grown truly magnificent taters!  If the taste isn't close to pleasing raw, then it's not worthy of cooking in my book.
 
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Raw potatoes - nope, not for me.  I love me lots of raw foods, but some foods are just straight poisonous if not cooked.

Though, I wonder if some of the warnings about raw spuds have to do with the chemicals sprayed on them to prevent sprouting?  Wonder if cooking destroys some of those? 
 
                              
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If you eat raw potatoes straight from the earth, there's no harm.  I've been farming for some years now and eat them raw in salads all the time, no issues.  It's pretty obvious if you can connect with the animal that's in all of us, poison tastes like poison especially when it comes to food, plain and simple.
 
                                
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Bonjour à tous,

Remember one thing you all chaps : Your nose and then your mouth are the very first chemical detectors for all you can eat.

if it smells and / or if it tastes bad that is because there is some thing in it you do not need and you should leave it away.

It works either for the food quality or the food quantity.

That is the very reason why so many young kids do not want to swallow things adults want them to eat.
Youngs still use their biological instinct.

have a nice day!

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Hi everyone,im new to this site but saw this and thought i would post my opinions on raw taters,they are delicious!

Always peel them first though and sprinkle some salt on them,they have that kinda earthy taste like mushrooms but a little different.I cant believe so many have not tried them.I usually eat one when i peel them for mashed potatoes.
 
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nomadicsettler wrote:
Hi everyone,im new to this site but saw this and thought i would post my opinions on raw taters,they are delicious!

Always peel them first though and sprinkle some salt on them,they have that kinda earthy taste like mushrooms but a little different.I cant believe so many have not tried them.I usually eat one when i peel them for mashed potatoes.


I agree and have eaten raw potatoes since i was a kid....if you don't peel them you won't like the taste of the raw taterskin.

If you are starving the potato peelings probably taste prettydamgood.
 
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Raw potato with some salt, yeah its edible.  I peel potatoes in front of a video, steal a bite now and then.  I do not have a twin growing out of my forehead.  Perhaps raw spuds in large amounts may have an impact.  I've never gone that far. 
 
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Leila Rich wrote:
I was told as a kid that raw potatoes are toxic and never examined it further; I've eaten undercooked potatoes by mistake and they're pretty unpleasant!
I know a guy that ate raw potato to relieve a stomach ulcer. I have no idea if it helped, and that was before medicine linked Helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcers.
My question is why would you want to? Pure curiosity or is there a dietary component?
.                                                                                                                                                                                      The toxins in spuds are not afected by cooking.
 
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I went to culinary school and one of the Swiss chefs used to yell at us for any undercooked potatoes. He never said that it was poisonous, just that our bodies couldn't digest it. He spoke with broken English and I always understood him to mean that we would get no nutrition value from them.
 
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