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Raw potatoes are okay to eat, right?

Sometimes when I'm cutting potatoes, I like to try one or give one to my daughter. That's okay, right?


Asked by keisha613 at 7:39 PM on Sep. 15, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Raw potatoes are fine, just as long as you don't eat a green one or a green part of one or the sprouts. Cooked potatoes have less vitamin C, thiamine and riboflavin. But if you eat too much raw potato, it can have the same effect on your body as eating legumes- things like bloating and gas.


    Answer by DigiScrapperMom at 7:53 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Well my family has been doing it for years I still do so I think so I have never heard any different

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 7:41 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Yep. Raw veggies are often better for you than when they are cooked. I like to eat raw potatoes myself. But, then I happen to think there's very little you can do to a potato to make them taste bad :)

    Answer by onethentwins at 7:41 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • ya no problem

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 7:42 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Raw veggies are good for you.

    Answer by Cindy18 at 7:44 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I was always told growing up that a little bit of raw potato is fine but not to eat too much or it could make you ill. I don't know if this is just a wise tale or not.

    Answer by marchar2002 at 7:45 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I love raw potatoes! Just make sure you do not use the knife to cut any kind of meat or cheese with the knife first.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 7:49 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • thanks everyone!

    Comment by keisha613 (original poster) at 7:48 PM on Sep. 15, 2010