Top Ten Raw Foods That Surprisingly Can Sustain You

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Yes, you can eat the leaves of a dandelion.
This week's feature story, "Weed Eaters," looks at the the raw-food movement sprouting in St. Louis, and those who chose to go completely raw, living on nothing but what most people might consider weeds good for pulling -- but certainly not for eating.

From the story:
Put nothing in your mouth that comes from an animal and nothing that's been heated above 118 degrees. Nothing.

Consider the implications: Imagine grocery shopping but never straying from the produce section. Or dining out but ordering no meat, dairy or fish, nor any fruit or vegetable that's been fried, broiled, sautéed or grilled. Not even bread or crackers, which are baked. Or coffee or tea, which are boiled.

Here, compiled by Nicholas Phillips, is a list of ten of the most popular raw foods that you probably didn't know could sustain you.

10. Bee Pollen Pellets
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Bee pollen pellets are taken from the legs of bees and are said to contain all kinds of nutrients.

9. Durian
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A super-pungent South-Asian fruit that can kill people who have high blood pressure.

8. Rejuvelac
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A "poor-man's beer" made by dumping sprouted grain in water and allowing it to ferment for a few days.


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