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I inherited a garden upon moving into a new place, and it has an abundance of green tomatoes in it. Since I'm juice feasting, I'm wondering if anyone has tried juicing green tomatoes before. I read that this might place undo stress on the kidneys. Any thoughts or recipes?

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Comment by J Bean on September 24, 2010 at 8:50am
Thankyou Jean and Veganforlife! I thought about it, and decided to put them in a juice, but won't drink it until tonight. I'll let you know :)
D Williams: the best place to start is David and Katrina Rainocheck's site all about juice feasting,
They have tons of free info about getting started. The other place is Penni's Raw Food Cleanse book if you have it. She also has plenty of good info and recipes.
Good luck! Let me know how else I can help
Comment by D Williams on September 23, 2010 at 8:08pm
Im" not realy sure if you could juice green tamatos but I do need some help geting started with my own juice fasting dont know were to begian thanks D Williams.
Comment by Jean on September 23, 2010 at 5:03pm
My understanding of raw is to use RIPE foods. Like Red Peppers and yellow bananas so I would assume that a green tomatoe is not ripe. I see you can use it as posted below but it would not be in the ripe raw food diet.
Comment by Vegan♥for♥Life on September 23, 2010 at 4:00pm
I just found this:

Green Tomato Juice
Green tomatoes are an excellent addition to vegetable juice mixtures. Green tomatoes have many of the same health benefit that red tomatoes have. Tomato juice is refreshing and healthy, with lots of vitamin C, A, and very low calorie. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful natural antioxidant to fight free radicals in our body.

There are a few differences, though. A medium ripened tomato or one that is green is about 30 calories. It has about 1 to 1.5 grams of protein and 1.3 grams of fat. An excellent choice of good food. The green tomatoes also have about the same amount of beta carotene as a red tomato. Those studying the green tomato found that the chlorophyll that is in the green tomato actually causes the red color from the beta carotene to hide.

Other green tomato benefits include three times the amount of calcium as the red tomato. They also contain slightly more vitamin C than the red tomato. The red tomato, in comparison, has more folate and more potassium than the green tomato.

Green tomato juice can be drank alone or mixed with celery, garlic, lemon, apple, carrot. Adding green tomato will hide the raw carrot taste.

Due to the concentration of nutrients, especially lycopene, raw tomato juice may be excellent in cancer treatment that demands low calorie nutrition filled juices.

Low calories to starve the cancer cells that need 10 times the glucose of a normal cell and nutrients to enhance the immune system.

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