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How to Gently Warm a Potato that will Maximize Nutrition and Keep it Raw ?

    ura soul

    John from http://www.okraw.com/ interviews Dr. Craig Sommers on how to gently warm starchy vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, winter squash, chayote squash to maximize the nutrition and still keep it raw ? In this episode, John visits Dr. Sommers to learn the cooking method he has been using gently warming his foods for the past 10 years. You will discover this simple technique for keeping your food as raw as possible while still allowing you to access the health carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals in the food while minimizing the amount of negative effects from high heat cooking process that is commonly used today that can create toxic acrylamides and denature proteins. Craig will share his specific method that most anybody can do with a electric oven or electric heat plate and a large stainless steel pot, some water and some starch vegetables. You will also learn some benefits and drawbacks of using this cooking method as well as other ways you may be able gently warm your starchy vegetables so they are delicious to eat. After watching this episode, you will learn the best way to cook your starchy vegetables such as potato, sweet potato yams, winter squash, chayote squash, butternut squash, and more. John will ask Dr. Sommers the following questions: 01:40 What is this method of cooking potatoes and squash? 02:24 Why Gently Warm your Potatoes or Squash ? 03:43 Couldn't Someone Juice Potatoes or Squash and keep it raw? 07:21 What are the different kinds of vegetables you can gently warm? 08:13 So this sweet potato is still raw? Can I eat it and still be raw? 09:14 Why is it better to warm starchy vegetables instead of eating grains for calories? 11:50 Why is it important to not cook and leave the skin on the vegetables? 12:49 Is it important to eat a raw salad with your warmed vegetables? 13:49 Why would someone want warmed vegetables instead of fresh fruit? 16:53 What are some other benefits of warming your vegetables? 18:39 Can you use a crockpot to do the same thing? 19:40 how long do you need to gently warm the vegetables? 21:35 Any final tips on gently warming your vegetables? Subscribe to OKRAW for more videos like this: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=okraw Follow John on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/growingyourgreens/ Watch all OKRAW videos FREE at: https://www.youtube.com/user/okraw/videos Other Episode with Dr. Craig Sommers (5 Edible Weeds) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD3owKefc_U Learn more about Dr. Craig Sommers at: http://www.rawfoodsbible.com/ Check out Dr. Sommers Youtube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/gentleearthman1

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      • ura soul
        ura soul

        i just tested this with some potatoes. it took about 5-6 hours, but they came out great! i can eat them like snacks! :)

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        • harmony
          harmony

          we snack on our leftovers :) i usually steam mine on a low heat, but going to experiment with this idea now starting with sweet potatoes! :)

          • ura soul
            ura soul

            i'm interested to know how the sweet potatoes do with this. i just did some more potatoes and although it takes a long time it's definitely my favourite way to eat them so far :)

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            • harmony
              harmony

              I can imagine that they tasted great! - it is good to create time for healthier eating ;) i will let you know how the sweet potatoes go.

              • harmony
                harmony

                just to let you know, i warmed sweet potatoes, butternut squash and a small pumpkin this way. worked well and tasted great!

                • ura soul
                  ura soul

                  that's good to know. i will test that out here soon too.

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