Do you eat raw vegetables?

@jimmy87 (475)
India
July 28, 2009 9:51am CST
I have heard most scientist and herbologists say that eating raw vegetables is very healthy since it retains all the nutrients contained in the food matter,whereas when we cook the food most of the vitamins and minerals get lost.But,it is also a matter of fact that raw vegetables could contain germs,which are killed if we cook the food. I eat raw vegetables like cucumber,carrot etc.. So,do you take raw vegetables..
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@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I eat some vegetables raw like tomatoes, cucumber, celery to name of few. I do not eat carrots raw because i do not like raw carrots i like my carrots cooked and soft. when i was a kid i was told the more raw carrots i ate the better my eyesight would be but i would not eat them raw only cooked. i have worn glasses since i was about 13 years old i guess i should have listen.
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@shazz282 (177)
• New Zealand
29 Jul 09
I love my vegs cooked & raw. I am just a big vege freak..lol
• India
29 Jul 09
I am a veggie, I love to eat few raw vegetables like Carrot, cucumber, beetroot etc. they are really good for health so I prefer these Raw vegetables :)
• India
28 Jul 09
Wat you had heard is absolutely right. U gain nutrients when have raw food especially vegetable's. Vegetables has property to lose its nutrients when u cook, boil it in hot water:-(. It is better to have the vegetable's in raw form and keeps our health good. I eat carrot, bean's, cucumber, tomato, cabbage.
@jimmy87 (475)
• India
29 Jul 09
yah..same here..thanks for responding.
@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 09
Hi Jimmy, there are some vegetables that I like to take raw, such as the various types of lettuce (romaine, iceberg, butterhead), cucumber and tomatoes.
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
29 Jul 09
Yes I do. I fry my onions and put them in my spaghetti or chili. Or I fry my red peppers and do the same.
• United States
29 Jul 09
depends what it is.carrots,peas and cauliflower are particularly good raw:) some things like broccoli and asparagus i cook though.
• Malaysia
29 Jul 09
I do take raw vegetables but not all.I prefer to consume salad vegetables, because it taste good and also it is more appealing than other vegetables when eat raw it would release some kind of smell which is not really that nice.
@geniustiger (1696)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
Yes but only few of them. Like carrot, cucumber, singkamas or look like camote, ampalaya or bitter gourd, tomatoes. They are very good to eat and I can have a 2 cup rice for it. Yes now a days we should be careful in eating raw vegetables. We should wash it 3 times so that the chemicals from spraying will go away. Also I can eat raw of cabbage with mayonnaise. It is so yummy and veggie.
@playapal (894)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I generally prefer raw veggies over cooked ones with an exception being potatoes. I love to munch on baby carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, and squash. I don't worry at all about germs in/on my veggies. I always wash and soak them first in a microdyne solution. That is the first thing I do when I come back from the store or market with fresh fruits and vegetables. I fill my sink, put in 10 drops of microdyne and let them sit while I unpack the rest of the groceries. Then they are always ready for me to pull out of the fridge and eat.
@sblossom (2169)
29 Jul 09
i think i do eat raw vegetables, especially when i do vegetable salad. although it's healthy style of eating vegetable, but i still like to cook them, especially to do roast vegetable, really yummy. i think if you just eat raw vegetable, you would find some are not very tasty. if you put salad source, but the source will not good to your healthy. if i choose to eat raw vegetable i think the number one is cherry tomato. anything else i can't think without adding salad source.
@maximax8 (31157)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul 09
I like to eat salad every day. I have one at the moment that has lettuce, red cabbage and carrot. It is such a lovely meal to eat and I add pine nuts on top of it. I eat lots of carrots that I buy with the tops still on. They are always of excellent quality. I like to eat cauliflower with it. The only vegetable I think is wise to cook is potato. I have always eaten raw vegetables because they are healthy and crunchy.
@HeidiD (167)
• China
29 Jul 09
I often eat raw vegetables. My mom grow some greens in our backyard. I believe they are with no germs. I can eat them with no fear of poisoning. The kinds of raw vegetables I eat is not very much. Why I eat them uncooked is just I think it is more delicious.
• Lithuania
29 Jul 09
yes, i eat some raw vegetables like cucumber, carrots, tomatoes, paprika (i do not like it, but i eat only that it has many vitamins which other vegetables does not have), avocado, spinach, celery and etc.. but most of its i making in a salads or cook in cesserole...
@yogambal_64 (1016)
• India
29 Jul 09
Yes I do eat a lot of vegetables raw like onion, carrot, cucumber, tomato. Generally I eat it in the form of a salad. Eating raw vegetables are very good for health, but some cannot be had raw because it just looks bad to eat it right away.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
I have tried it and it is really very good. A lot of people have been saying that it is good for the body. It is much more nutritious. You are sure that all the nutrients are still intact. But one thing that we must do is to wash them well.
• India
29 Jul 09
I eat tomatoes,cucumber,beet root,onions raw as salad.
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I love vegetables, cooked or raw. In fact I am much more of a vegetable eater than a fruit eater. I know I need to each much more fruit but don't really crave it. I eat more fruit in the summer because of the availability of cantaloupe, cherries, nectarines and plums. Year round I buy plenty of vegetable. The ones I like eating raw is peppers-red, green, orange, yellow. They contain alot of vitamin C. I like cucumbers, zucchini, red onion - mostly added to a salad. I eat broccoli usually cooked 1 to 2 times per week. I am growing cherry tomatoes right now and they are so good, just like candy but without the calories and lots of vitamin C.
@checkmail (2041)
• India
29 Jul 09
Hello jimmy87 this is checkmail and often like to eat some of the raw vegetables, but most of them are atleast some boiled as it contains germs and need to get it off.Yes the carrots, bits, onions, white roots etc, can be consumed fresh after washing it, no need to boil that.These raw vegetables are really very healthy fo our body.
@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
29 Jul 09
I eat raw vegetables too but not that often. Maybe just wash the vegetables and rinse with clean water will get the dirt away. Anyhow I still prefer to cook the vegetables and eat. It is more aroma smell if cook vegetables with garlic.
@yeomanly (153)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I eat few vegetables as salad and its limited to Carrot, Onion, Cucumber, Chilly, Raddish, Beetroot. I have not tried having any other vegetables..