i eat peas. they are great! lovely and sweet. maybe it's because they are higher carb? dunno. they are green and natural - so I eat em
think mark says no to legumes because most cannot be eaten without "steeping". Peas can be eaten fresh from the garden.
potatoes are slightly toxic and part of the nightshade family and shouldn't really be eaten raw. Sweet pots and yams can (if i am wrong correct me)
you just have to remember - our bodies were never adapated to eating foods that required extensive preparation to make them edible - EG - potatoes, grains, legumes.
if you can cook it or eat it raw (veg wise!) it's good. If you have to cook it overnight - not so good.
Although wouldn't say no to a tub of houmous.