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Unsafe starches?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 18, 2012 at 1:12 AM

We've all heard about "safe starches" like sweet potatoes, yams and taro. But what about Cassava(yuca), plantains(starchy bananas), Malanga, Name (white yam),Boniatos (cuban sweet potatoes) Gold skin potatoes, red skin potatoes and russet potatoes?

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on December 05, 2012
at 07:31 PM

You forgot to mention probably the most efective way to reduce the cyanide: soak them for 24+ hours.

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on December 05, 2012
at 08:11 AM

Even Paul Jaminet agrees that for some people with metabolic "derangement" no starches are safe. Other lucky souls tolerate them well. It's not black and white here--shades of gray. Everyone has different metabolic challenges. What works fine for a young, healthy guy may not for an older woman with longstanding insulin resistance.

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on November 21, 2012
at 09:14 AM

So does Ron "we're all diabetic" Rosedale.

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on September 18, 2012
at 03:04 PM

I post, you respond. Rinse, Repeat. I'm gonna say...you.

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on September 18, 2012
at 02:13 AM

haha, who is stalking whom?

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:50 AM

@CD - See, dude has a sense of humour. Now you get one. Or you can keep following me from post to post asking stupid questions. I guess paleohacks isn't immune to road rage. LOL

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:37 AM

I like to cook the yuca in chicken broth with garlic for 30 minutes, and then pan fry in olive oil. Finish with salt and pepper... Oh man I am having cubana night tomorrow night!

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Just plug safe starches into the search box above. There are tons of questions on the subject here. :) I am a newbie too so I always plug my question into the search and then if I happen to have a different angle on the question I will ask, so far that has happened once.

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:31 AM

Thanks for the link. I take the jerk thing back.

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:30 AM

No joke, try any of the first 5.

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:29 AM

Ok ok ok.... https://www.google.ca/webhp?source=search_app#hl=en&safe=off&sclient=psy-ab&q=safe+starch+list+paleo&oq=safe+starch+list+paleo&gs_l=hp.3...1586.6084.0.6646.22.22.0.0.0.0.209.1455.20j1j1.22.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.Qxg-r9PXwXo&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&fp=17cae8ee5eaf083d&biw=1366&bih=659

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:29 AM

I'm cuban so i eat a good amount of yuca. I drizzle mine with a little olive oil, a little salt and some black pepper. Taste great.

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:27 AM

Hate to say it, but you are being a jerk lol. I'm a new guy, i dont know much. Help a brother out?

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:25 AM

look, if you are going to be a jerk, you should at least TRY. Come on, how hard is it to go to lmgtfy and add insult to injury?

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on September 18, 2012
at 04:18 AM

Jimmy Moore says no starches are safe.

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on November 21, 2012
at 09:14 AM

So does Ron "we're all diabetic" Rosedale.

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(8395)

on December 05, 2012
at 08:11 AM

Even Paul Jaminet agrees that for some people with metabolic "derangement" no starches are safe. Other lucky souls tolerate them well. It's not black and white here--shades of gray. Everyone has different metabolic challenges. What works fine for a young, healthy guy may not for an older woman with longstanding insulin resistance.

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on December 05, 2012
at 03:13 PM

"Safe starches" is a good branding name, but in practice it is appropriate to think of them as "safer starches". Safer than what? Safer than very high glycemic index and glycemic load foods.

You must read Jaminet's thoughts on safe starches. He (effectively) coined the term, and can elucidate the most on safe starches.

Plain old white rice is considered "safe" as it is the safest grain - a high GI, but a GL that could be factored into most diets.

Now, all the things you listed (cassava, true yams, etc) are effectively paleo. If they work for you, you aren't violating any "spiritual" rules of paleo. Just make sure they work for you. Be aware that some have caveats - e.g. peel cassava thoroughly, boil, and remove the inner root to reduce cyanogenic glucosides.

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on December 05, 2012
at 07:31 PM

You forgot to mention probably the most efective way to reduce the cyanide: soak them for 24+ hours.

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on December 05, 2012
at 05:38 PM

every last one of those is safe, when cooked.

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on September 18, 2012
at 02:59 AM

Tubers are paleo! If it hasn't been extensively processed or require extensive processing, it's fine.

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:24 AM

Personally they would all be on my safe starch list. and during times when I am very active, I would certainly consume them.

Of the ones on your list New Potatoes and Russets I eat 1-2 servings per week. Yuca I eat fairly regularly. None of the others are in my regular rotation, but as a part of a healthy diet there is no problem with tubers.

5c9fda2bd0018516806bba200a93f6fa

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:29 AM

I'm cuban so i eat a good amount of yuca. I drizzle mine with a little olive oil, a little salt and some black pepper. Taste great.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on September 18, 2012
at 01:37 AM

I like to cook the yuca in chicken broth with garlic for 30 minutes, and then pan fry in olive oil. Finish with salt and pepper... Oh man I am having cubana night tomorrow night!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:22 AM

I'm not being an jerk...well maybe I am...but I am not TRYING to be a jerk.

Try google....this has been covered....A LOT

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on September 18, 2012
at 01:31 AM

Thanks for the link. I take the jerk thing back.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on September 18, 2012
at 01:25 AM

look, if you are going to be a jerk, you should at least TRY. Come on, how hard is it to go to lmgtfy and add insult to injury?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 18, 2012
at 01:29 AM

Ok ok ok.... https://www.google.ca/webhp?source=search_app#hl=en&safe=off&sclient=psy-ab&q=safe+starch+list+paleo&oq=safe+starch+list+paleo&gs_l=hp.3...1586.6084.0.6646.22.22.0.0.0.0.209.1455.20j1j1.22.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.Qxg-r9PXwXo&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&fp=17cae8ee5eaf083d&biw=1366&bih=659

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on September 18, 2012
at 02:13 AM

haha, who is stalking whom?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 18, 2012
at 01:30 AM

No joke, try any of the first 5.

5c9fda2bd0018516806bba200a93f6fa

(608)

on September 18, 2012
at 01:27 AM

Hate to say it, but you are being a jerk lol. I'm a new guy, i dont know much. Help a brother out?

E791387b2829c660292308092dc3ca9b

(831)

on September 18, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Just plug safe starches into the search box above. There are tons of questions on the subject here. :) I am a newbie too so I always plug my question into the search and then if I happen to have a different angle on the question I will ask, so far that has happened once.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 18, 2012
at 03:04 PM

I post, you respond. Rinse, Repeat. I'm gonna say...you.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 18, 2012
at 01:50 AM

@CD - See, dude has a sense of humour. Now you get one. Or you can keep following me from post to post asking stupid questions. I guess paleohacks isn't immune to road rage. LOL

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