All fruits can be eaten in there unprocessed, uncooked, raw state!
Some of the more common fruits are:
Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Breadfruit, Banana, Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Blueberry,Cherimoya, Cherry, Clementine, Coconut, Cranberry Durian, Fig,Grapefruit Grape,Guava, Jackfruit, Kiwi, Lemon, Lime, Loganberry, Mandarin, Mango, Mangosteen, Melon, Nectarine,m Orange, papaya, Peach, Pear, Persimmon, Pinapple, Plum, Pomegranate, Quince, Satsuma, Sharon Fruit, Strawberry, Tamarillo, Tomato, Ugli Fruit and Watermelon.
Edible vegetables that can be eaten raw include, but are not limited to:
Artichoke, Asparagus, Aubergene, Beet, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chard, Chicory, Collards, Corn, Cress, Cucumbers, Gourds, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kales, Kohlrabi Leek, Lettuce, Melons, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Parsnips, Peas,Peppers,Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radicchio, Radish, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Shallots,Spinach, Squash, Swede, Sweetcorn, Turnips and Watercress.
Some vegetables are more palatable raw than others- experiment until you find a selection you really like. Trying to eat raw foods when you do not really like the flavor or texture will not help you in your endeavours to stick to a raw food diet.
Other foods to eat on the raw food diet include:
- Beans and Legumes
- Sundried Fruits
- Freshly juiced fruit and vegetables
- Young coconut milk
When selecting nuts, one should be careful, as many nuts are described as raw but have actually gone through a heating process to remove the shells, and therefore are not suitable for a raw food diet.
It is advisable to sprout beans and legumes, and seeds can be made more digestable by soaking them overnight.
There has been a lot of discussion on ‘superfoods’ in raw food communities of late- “superfoods” are extremely high in nutrients and phytochemicals, which are special chemicals that have been noted to have disease-fighting properties. Basically superfoods are the opposite of junk foods!
Many superfoods grow in tropical climates and have been discovered because tribes and populations that live in these specific areas have very long life spans and far fewer diseases then here in the West.
Acai, Wheatgrass Juice, Blueberries, Cranberries,Goji berries, Mangosteen, Maca, Hemp Seeds, Raw Cacao, Spirulina.