RAW Sweet potato

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  1. Fommy
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    I always see people talk of cooked sweet potato. Does any one feed Raw Sweet potato. I would think the birds would like it because it would be a little crunchy.
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    My Amazon's will eat raw sweet potatoe....they like it better than it being cooked. ..they had some tonight matter of fact
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    hmmm, I think I'll leave a whole one on the cage floor for J&C to kick around....:D
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    :omg: NO!! don;t tell me - POTATO ABUSE!!

    (AJ is gonna send us to the brig again :hehe:)
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    I cant recall the reference (will need to go looking) but I do believe that Raw Sweet Potato is actually bad for birds. I think there's a chemical that gets broken down in cooking.

    I'll be back when I can find the reference..
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    I remember reading that white potatoes were not to be served raw but was not sure about the sweet variety - looking forward to seeing what you found
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    I found this:

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    Thanks for this information, I didn't know that about raw sweet potatoes, never researched it.
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    I don't give mine alot of raw sweet potatoe....just a small peice to tie them over till its finished cooking and cooling they eat it either way....thanks for that info.
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    And this -

    I wouldn't risk it (especially given "When animals are regularly fed enzyme inhibitors in research, they become sick." from the first reference) and, in any case, Danny prefers his cooked and mashed.. :hehe:
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    what I was taught was pretty simple. The nutrition value of a raw sweet potato is almost nil. Lightly steamed or cooked it is a very nutritious little jewel!!

    Now I know why.
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    Me too Jim - I knew it shouldn't be fed raw but didn't know why - now I do! Thanks Stevo!
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    Wow very interesting. I guess it is like some of the beans I guess I will continue cooking it.
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    I also heard it shouldn't be fed when raw.. And now I finally know why. Thanks for the info!! :)
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    What about Yams? Yams are different from sweet potatoes, right? (My grandma always told me they were, lol) Do they need to be cooked too?
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    thank you for posting this info!!!! I've have been in many disputes over this. This info confirms what I have alway been saying.
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    Yams are the same as sweet potatoes, just sweeter. I was told all potato has to be cooked as well. I was told it had to do with phosphates...
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    yams and sweet potatoes are two completely different things, they are not even related as far as plant species go, but the same rules apply. Or at least I apply the same rules.
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