Irradiated Foods

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by 1579 · about 2 hours ago

Purple sweet potatoes are pretty neat with their high antioxidant content and low fructose, but I'm wondering if anyone has actually found a good source for them. My asian market carries them sometimes, but the box indicates that they are from... (more)

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Cory151 0 · September 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Do you mean purple Okinawan sweet potatoes, (see link below for pic) or simply purple potatoes? One is a tuber the other is a night shade and couldn't be more different. My brother is stationed over there and has been sending me Okinawan sweet... (more)

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by 17136 · about 3 hours ago

So a while back I bought some ground organic beef from Costco "Organic Ranchers" and had it in the freezer until last night. After letting it thaw for a day in the fridge, I opened it up and it smelled of sulfur. I soaked it in water for a few... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · January 20, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I don't really know about sulfurous smells being caused by irradiated beef or how much beef is irradiated in the US. The only way you could answer your question is to contact the supplier and ask them. According to this blog the Organic Ranchers... (more)

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by 11478 · about 3 hours ago

Pasteurized and/or irradiated foods are known to be depleted of some vitamins, enzymes and proteins. At the same time, these processes can cause a 3 to 5 log kill of pathogens and extend shelf life. Sometimes it's difficult to separate the... (more)

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GHarkness 0 · April 20, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Well, I always pasteurize my raw milk before I make yogurt. That's to give the "good" bacteria a fighting chance. There's certainly no expectation that raw milk is completely - or even partially - bacteria free, so I consider this an essential... (more)

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by 3742 · October 30, 2014 at 4:02 AM

Primary Mind Primal Body claims that 99% of nutrients are destroyed by radiation and I think virtually all non-organic produce is irradiated since it doesn't have to be disclosed. Meanwhile, you have groups like EWG claiming that organic is only... (more)

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Anondson 0 · March 26, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I really think the claim of "99%" of nutrients killed is hyperbole. I'm on the verge of writing it off as Luddite exaggeration, but I'll wait for a rational explanation of the process that makes the food into such a horror before dismissing or... (more)

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by 18 · October 30, 2014 at 3:07 AM

I would like to prepare raw meat at home, but question the risks involved. I bought irradiated feedlot beef, thinking that the ecoli would be killed. I'm 17, and have been in good health while adjusting to the paleolithic diet, especially after... (more)

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Eva 0 · July 23, 2010 at 4:11 AM

Irradiation at food grade doses does not kill viruses. Considering the unsanitary nature of modern slaughter houses and meat processing facilities, I prefer to cook my meat lightly to at least kill the germs on the outside. Some say that... (more)

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