So here goes the one dollar question: “Can you eat raw peanuts?” This is probably one of the most common question among peanut lovers like me. I wasn’t very sure myself after listening to the divided answers of my friends, which is mainly why I have decided to look into it more seriously to finally clarify this question for my fellow peanut lovers out there.
The good news is, yes, you can eat raw peanuts because they’re not toxic. However, they’re commonly associated with aflatoxin, a carcinogen arising from the contamination of molds, when the peanuts are not dried properly. [Read more…]