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Old 09-26-2006, 07:51 PM   #10
Greg Battaglia
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Location: Springfield  PA
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The point I was trying to make is that cyanogenic glucosides are present in raw sweet potatoes. Cyanogenic glucosides are toxic to humans, therefore it would be wise to cook the sweet potatoes before consuming them in order to lower the toxic load. I assumed that you would've realized that I was implying that cooking was a way of removing the CG's since that was the context of your question. If you didn't already know, cyanogenic glucosides are highly reactive pro-oxidants. Without getting into the many reasons why you might want to avoid oxidation, it would benefit you to limit them. As Johnathon said, variety is important to avoid dangerous levels of any particular toxin, but it also doesn't hurt to lower the total toxic load being placed on your system.
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