Do you like it raw?

potato - A raw potato
@Sissygrl (10914)
Canada
February 29, 2008 8:36pm CST
mmmmm Have you ever eaten a potato raw? just peeled it or washed it and ate it raw all by its self? or maybe salt on it? I just finished one, and i remembered how much that it used to gross my mom out that i would do it. How many of you eat your potatoes raw at least one in a while, or while your cutting them up?
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24 responses
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
1 Mar 08
It is very unhealthy to eat raw potato. Potato contains an alkaloid named solanine that can cause heart damage. Raw potato may be good only as external skin treatment due to large amount of starch that is good for skin.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
1 Mar 08
REALLY ? has someone told you about this or did you research it ? My mom used to say it was because of all the startch in a raw potato, but i didn't believe her cause she had no proof to back it up. I dunno where she got the idea even.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
1 Mar 08
I am vegetarian and I prefer raw food, but I would never eat raw potato. I am working right now on my nutrition book.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
2 Mar 08
i see, well congratz on your lifesyle :) I ate the way of the vegitarian for 2 years, but then i went back to eating meat. I dunno why.
• United States
1 Mar 08
I have never tried one raw. I much rather have mine cooked and mashed.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
1 Mar 08
Well how do you know which way you like them best if you haven't tried all the ways to have them!! lol Try one, just a little peice raw, and see if you like it, next time your peeling and washing taters for to mash them ;)
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• United States
1 Mar 08
ya thats very true. I don't know till I try them.
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@VAnnasamy (426)
• India
1 Mar 08
Potato , eating raw... no. I have eaten after simple boiling adding with some sugar. Washing the raw potato removes only the soil (mother's house connection!!!), but not the smell. I do not like. The raw potato has some green borders (very hard too) other than its original (mostly) colour and when you just bite, it is very bitter. I like, smaller potatos very much, that too boiled ones. In Hindi language, it is called as ' aalu ' In Tamil language, it is called as ' urLai '
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
1 Mar 08
I wash my potato with a scruby brbush if i'm no going to peel it ;) Thanks for the langauge lesson VAananasamy. ;) i've had sugar in my potato water before. I have put salt in there to keep it from boiling over before. but never sugar..
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• United States
1 Mar 08
Yes- I eat them as I chop them up! I have never just ate an entire one, though. We have a local grower here that, at peak season, has THE BEST potatoes I have ever tasted. Those I could definitely sit and just eat.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
1 Mar 08
lol i live in a potato town. We are surrounded by potatoes. Our local festival in the summer is the potato festival. LOL. i have only lived here 4 years, but i still find it funny. I love potatoes anyways.
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• United States
1 Mar 08
You are evil. I so thought this discussion was about something else, but I am guilty of doing the same. I could never eat a whole potato raw but when i am cutting them up for something I always pop a couple of pieces into my mouth.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
1 Mar 08
hehe i ate the whole tater raw.. just as i was writtign the discussion ;) Sweet potatoes are good raw too, although i've never eaten an entire one of those raw.. just peices when i'm cutting it up like you do with your normal taters.
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
1 Mar 08
I like them raw with salt on them. I would always sneak them when my mom was making homemade french fries. They are actually really good raw. My kids don't like them that way which is really surprising to me they like alot of things but not raw potatos.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
1 Mar 08
that is slightly odd, but you know.. since you are offereing it to them of course they refuse it. I bet if you told them they couldnt eat them raw they'd want them ;) hehehe.
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
2 Mar 08
When I was growing up my grandmother would always give us kids a slice of raw potato when she was peeling them. I did the same for my kids and grandkids. even now once in a while I will eat one. It is like taking a bite of an apple.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
2 Mar 08
Yes! We were a 'meat n potatoes' family, growing up in New England, so we had regular old boiled potatoes at most every meal. I would peel potatoes for Mom and always take a piece for myself. Rinse that baby off in cold water, sprinkle with salt and mmmm mmm. I still take a small bite occasionally when I'm peeling them now. Always brings back the memory of doing it when I was young.
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@megumiart (3780)
• United States
1 Mar 08
x0 I don't think I could ever eat a potato raw. I can not stand that crunch of raw vegies.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
1 Mar 08
I haven't done that in a long time. But eating a whole potato, doesn't that mess with your digestive track? That is what my Mom would tell me, because I would take pieces as she was peeling them for supper, so I only would eat a few ..:)
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
4 Mar 08
lol i dunno, seems everyones moms knew that the potato is bad for you raw, but no ones moms could realyl explain it could they ? Check out pola's explination on page one, she tells it how it is. I looked it up she is right ;)
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• United States
4 Mar 08
I read polas explanation, so maybe you should not eat as much, just a few slices at a time?
@honeylore23 (1085)
• United States
3 Mar 08
Hello Sissygrl I like potatoes, cooked potatoes, but have never tried raw potatoes. I should try it and find out. I believe some raw foods are good in health. I do eat raw carrots after peeling it, sometimes grinned it and drink the juices. I think I could also do it with potatoes.
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
4 Mar 08
honey apparently it is n't that good for your body, thre is something in the potato raw that isn't healthy to eat. Another mylotter pointed it out. But try it, after all moderation is the key to everything. I've eaten whole potatoes for ever and i'm fine..
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
1 Mar 08
I do sometimes, if I am looking for something really crunchy and nothing else sounds good. I cut it up and put salt on it.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
4 Mar 08
I eat mine like an apple, with no salt.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
1 Mar 08
Every once in awhile I will pop a piece in my mouth when cutting them up for mashed potatoes. I just read from one of your responses that its not good for us to do that. Hmmmmm I didnt know that. I guess I wont be eating any more raw potatoes.LOL
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
4 Mar 08
I dont think a little bit will hurt you, after all you've probably been doing it for a long time rgiht ? so have i, and i'm fine. I bet there are worse things in some of the junk foods we eat!! well at least that i eat! i can't speak for everyone.
• United States
1 Mar 08
Oh, I've never heard of doing that! Doesn't sound appealing to me. I like my taters cooked and mashed!!
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
1 Mar 08
Hi wonderful, you shoudl give it a shot! You may like it, you may not. Its probably an aquired taste! but dont knock it till you try it ;)
@sakethk (27)
• India
1 Mar 08
eeeewww!! potatoes?? how do they taste?? I never tried it? and dont even feel like eating them raww..
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• Singapore
1 Mar 08
Oh no... yucks!! I haven't eaten a raw potato before but I had been forced to drink juice from a raw one. Yucks!! I prefer to cook it first any day.:P
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• United States
1 Mar 08
yes I have and it has been a while since I did brings back childhood memories
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@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
5 Mar 08
On no! I like some vegetables raw but potatoes definitely are not one of them! I love them cooked in many different ways though! My niece will eat a potato raw, but it is just way to starchy for me.
@mummymo (23707)
4 Mar 08
Yes sis I have , many many times! lol I only ever used to eat raw veg when I was young - I like my veg crispy! I still do nibble on raw potato from time to time but I don't eat too much at one time as I find they get a bit starchy! xxx
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
4 Mar 08
I've eaten a raw potato before and even though it is okay, I don't really care for it raw and would rather have it cooked. Though if I had no choice but to eat it raw and I was hungry, then I would eat it this way again.