Raw soy of doom
February 24, 2012 6:19 PM   Subscribe

I shouldn't have eaten it filter: I ate a couple of handfuls of raw soybeans. Afterwards, I googled for things to do with raw soybeans. That's when I learned that you really should not eat raw soybeans. Am I in any danger?

I put some dry soybeans to soak this morning. When I got home from work, I rinsed them and popped a handful in my mouth. They were tasty! So I had a second handful. This was about an hour and a half ago. My stomach is feeling....gurgly. If I don't die, is there anything I can do to counteract the intestinal affects that are sure to come?
posted by Cat Pie Hurts to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Call poison control. Your profile says you're in Boston. The number according to this is 1-800-222-1222
posted by deadmessenger at 6:46 PM on February 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

At the point that you ate them, I would consider them raw and partially sprouted. This seems to be good!

I've found nutritional data on this, so people must eat them. I'm back to google...
posted by jbenben at 7:00 PM on February 24, 2012

Likely you know by now you'll be fine. I'm pretty sure soaking washed off some/most of the effect you are worried about;)
posted by jbenben at 7:13 PM on February 24, 2012

mods: i've flagged this to ask that the text be changed from "you really should eat" to you really should NOT eat" in the fist paragraph

raw beans can be quite hazardous (soybeans not so much, but ...)
posted by anadem at 8:05 PM on February 24, 2012

Mod note: all set
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:32 PM on February 24, 2012

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