The Use of Raw Potatoes

Add some raw potato to that smoothie? “One of the enzymes found in raw potatoes is phosphatase,” wrote Dr. Royal Lee in a 1958 article in Let’s Live Magazine, “which promotes assimilation of calcium and iron in particular; another is tyrosinase, an essential component of the vitamin C complex and associated directly with the function of the adrenal glands.” Unfortunately, he adds, “The cooked potato contains no enzymes, as all enzymes are destroyed by heat.”

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Patrick Earvolino, CN

Patrick Earvolino is a Certified Nutritionist and Special Projects Editor for Selene River Press, Inc.

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