Question of the Week / Re: QotW - 21.05.17 - Why doesn't overcooking unhealthy food make it healthy?« on: Today at 08:10:39 »
Quote from: CliffordK
veggies don't have a lot of caloric content unless you add in a bunch of calorie rich dressingsI agree that a raw potato probably doesn't have much in the way of human-extractable calories.
- But a boiled potato has more
- The more you boil it, the more calories become accessible
- Similar goes for taro, cassava, carrots, beets and other tuber-based vegetables
- As well as the raw calories, some of these will have more dietary nutrients in addition to the starch.
I heard of a Pacific Island nation whose emergency food supply was "hurricane taro".
- The tuber just grows unseen underground
- When a hurricane wipes out everything else, you dig up the tuber and cook it for food.