Raw food diets are diets composed entirely of food that is uncooked or which is cooked at low temperatures.
A raw vegan diet consists of unprocessed, raw plant foods that have not been heated above 40–49°C (104–120°F). Raw vegans such as Brian Clement, Gabriel Cousens, Thierry Browers a.k.a. "Superlight", and Douglas Graham believe that foods cooked above this temperature have lost much of their nutritional value and are less healthful or even harmful to the body. Advocates argue that raw or living foods have natural enzymes, which are critical in building proteins and rebuilding the body, and that heating these foods destroys the natural enzymes and can leave toxic materials behind. However, critics point out that enzymes, as with other proteins consumed in the diet, are denatured and eventually lysed by the digestive process, rendering them non-functional. Typical foods included in raw food diets are fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and sprouted grains and legumes.
There is no data to suggest that a person can develop mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, by consuming raw fruit, said AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria on Friday ... 01.17 PM IST ... 01.32 PM IST ... 12.47 PM IST ... 12.46 PM IST. "There are a lot of false messages going around that it can happen due to eating raw food but there is no data to suggest that.