What is raw?

What Does raw Mean

The Latin word crudus came to our language as crude . The most common use of the term refers to food that was not cooked by fire or another source of heat, or that is not yet just right.

For example: "We still have to wait a while longer to eat, the chicken is still raw" , "Raw vegetables provide a lot of nutrients" , "Do you usually freeze steaks raw or cooked?" .
There are products that, when raw, are not edible due to their texture or other characteristics, or because they can even cause poisoning. The burgers that are made with beef and other ingredients, to cite one case, should not be eaten if they are raw. This is because ground or minced meat can contain Escherichia coli , a bacteria that causes hemolytic uremic syndrome . If the hamburger is cooked correctly and is no longer raw, these bacteria die and can no longer affect people.

In the same way, we cannot ignore that there are other foods that can be eaten raw. We are referring, for example, to fruits and even a series of vegetables such as vegetables, among which are tomatoes, cucumbers or carrots.
Specifically, it is considered that eating them raw brings with it a long list of health benefits, among which we can highlight the following:

-It allows all the nutrients of these foods to reach the body, some of which may be lost during the cooking of those.

-It should not be overlooked that eating these products raw manages to provide the body with a large dose of energy.

-It is achieved not to destroy enzymes, which are eliminated when food is cooked.

-You may not know it, but certain studies carried out have shown that eating raw fruits and some vegetables helps you sleep better. What's more, it is considered that they will help make rest much more pleasant and full.

-It is also possible to have a better state of mind and, above all, better humor.

-Taking the products in this way provides more fiber to the body and that will mean that the intestinal transit is in perfect condition.

-Eating certain foods like this is a great option to be able to have greater mental clarity.

-Of course, taking these products raw is a way to save time in cooking them and also to save energy, electricity or gas that is consumed when preparing them in the glass-ceramic or similar device.
When oil has not yet been refined, on the other hand, it is classified as crude. The crude oil is a mixture of hydrocarbons and other organic compounds obtained from inside the Earth. So that it can be used in different areas, this substance is subjected to a refining process that generates chemical changes.
Lastly, crude is used to describe what is done with brutality , cruelty or without contemplation and at the same time that it is harsh and difficult to tolerate: "The crude story of the victim moved journalists" , "This year we have a very harsh winter ” .

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