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Am I taking a risk of getting food poisoning by eating vegetables, such as tomatoes and spinach, raw?
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Food poisoning
Wash them before eating - is essential --- otherwise, no risk

In brief: Food poisoning
Wash them before eating - is essential --- otherwise, no risk
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, there's a risk
Raw fruits and raw vegetables have many benefits, but there are some drawbacks, which is why human cultures eat cooked food.
Raw plants have tough Cellulose fiber, so require more chewing to break into the cells so we can get the nutrients. Extra fiber is fermentation food for our gut bacteria, leading to gas. Without cooking, one eats live bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites that are on food.

In brief: Yes, there's a risk
Raw fruits and raw vegetables have many benefits, but there are some drawbacks, which is why human cultures eat cooked food.
Raw plants have tough Cellulose fiber, so require more chewing to break into the cells so we can get the nutrients. Extra fiber is fermentation food for our gut bacteria, leading to gas. Without cooking, one eats live bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites that are on food.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, so wash them
Uncooked or improperly cooked food, even organic foods, can carry infectious bacteria or viruses.
Wash your fruits and vegetables well before eating. Wash melons, etc. Before cutting them open.

In brief: Yes, so wash them
Uncooked or improperly cooked food, even organic foods, can carry infectious bacteria or viruses.
Wash your fruits and vegetables well before eating. Wash melons, etc. Before cutting them open.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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