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    Eating sweet potato skin?

    Do you eat the sweet potato skin or do you peel it off?

    I just read this on WHfoods.com:
    "If you purchase organically grown sweet potatoes, you can eat the entire tuber, flesh and skin. Yet, if you buy conventionally grown ones, you should peel them before eating since sometimes the skin is treated with dye or wax; if preparing the sweet potato whole, just peel it after cooking."

    I guess it's smartest to peel the skin off if your not buying organic sweet potatoes, but many people still eat the skin..?
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    Originally Posted by Aleks93 View Post
    Do you eat the sweet potato skin or do you peel it off?

    I just read this on WHfoods.com:
    "If you purchase organically grown sweet potatoes, you can eat the entire tuber, flesh and skin. Yet, if you buy conventionally grown ones, you should peel them before eating since sometimes the skin is treated with dye or wax; if preparing the sweet potato whole, just peel it after cooking."

    I guess it's smartest to peel the skin off if your not buying organic sweet potatoes, but many people still eat the skin..?
    I wash it, then it turns to a clean food then i eat kidding..

    Wash under water and im sure you will be fine with skin.
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    i've never even tried or thought about eating the skin. I just cook, peel, weigh, and eat.

    If I grew it myself in my own garden, maybe it would be a consideration to try. But if it's grown and treated outside of my control (i.e., grocery store bought) it doesn't matter how many times I wash it, I'm still not trusting it enough to eat.
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    Just cut up my sweet potato with the skin on and going to bake it. I never peel it unless im going to make sweet potato casserole or pancakes.
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    Many different opinions on this! But does anyone have a good source of information for whether or not it's safe to eat the skin if you scrub it/wash it?
    I'm guessing "WHFoods" isn't necesarrily the best source for nutritional knowledge?

    Originally Posted by k9pit View Post
    i've never even tried or thought about eating the skin. I just cook, peel, weigh, and eat.

    If I grew it myself in my own garden, maybe it would be a consideration to try. But if it's grown and treated outside of my control (i.e., grocery store bought) it doesn't matter how many times I wash it, I'm still not trusting it enough to eat.
    Wouldn't the weight on the potato change after cooking?
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    I eat the whole thing.. AND I EAT THEM EVERY DAY.

    But I eat NC Sweet Potatoes, straight out of the ground. I just wash the dirt off and throw it in the oven at 410 for an hour.
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    OP, do you have some weird obsession with sweet potato skin?

    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=151925343

    Even talked about the skin in your last thread
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    Originally Posted by AlwaysTryin View Post
    OP, do you have some weird obsession with sweet potato skin?

    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=151925343

    Even talked about the skin in your last thread
    That was about the weight of the potato with or without skin.

    Now talking about health effects of the skin
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    Depends on my mood, but I usually eat the skin.
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    Originally Posted by Aleks93 View Post

    Wouldn't the weight on the potato change after cooking?
    Water would escape, so yeah.
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    I've eaten the skin on a variety of potatoes. I wash them beforehand with a special wash first though.
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