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The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

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The more raw, fresh foods we eat the better our diet. Indeed, on nutritional grounds alone, a good part of our diet should be raw. We should certainly all eat a salad a day.
Almost any vegetable (except potato) can be eaten raw if you prepare it in the proper manner. Obviously, root vegetables have to be grated to be digestible, but the flavour of raw beetroot/beet, for example, is a different experience than the same vegetable cooked. Vegetables eaten raw must be very fresh indeed, and in prime condition; flavour, vitamin and mineral content decline the longer they stay out of the earth, so do not experiment with jaded vegetables.