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Consequences of eating raw pizza dough?

Asked by StephK (1444points) July 4th, 2009

I love raw dough and my taste buds got a little bit happy eating it while I was making dinner tonight. I probably ate two or three pieces of pizza worth of dough (because I certainly wasn’t hungry when mealtime came). Now I have visions of the dough in my stomach rising and me exploding like the blueberry girl on Willy Wonka. :-p Is this going to happen or am I just going to feel really full for the next day or so?

Yeast, water, flour, olive oil, sugar, salt.

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Lovey_Howell's avatar

I’d have to say; gas, upset stomach, soft stools, pancreatitis… but those are extremes. Personally, I’ve eaten raw bread dough before and experienced no side effects.

one thing is for certain, there will be less pizza

ubersiren's avatar

I would say that if the yeast is finished reacting, it would probably be ok. Otherwise, it may leave you gassy, like @Lovely_Howell says. Raw egg could make you sick, but probably not. On another note, I freaking LOVE eating raw Pilsbury Crescent roll dough. I’d sell my firstborn for a lifetime of guilt-free eating of that stuff.

peyton_farquhar's avatar

Pooping raw pizza dough.

Jeruba's avatar

I think you’ll feel full for a while. And maybe you won’t want to do this again right away.

@peyton_farquhar, but not quite as raw as it was going in, do you think?

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YARNLADY's avatar

The acids in your body start digesting food the minute it gets in your mouth, and by the time it gets to your stomach, it is covered in digestive juices. I doubt there is any “rising” left in the dough by then.

SirBailey's avatar

You’ll vomit if you haven’t already.

Supacase's avatar

I think you are going to be bloated and gassy for a while. That is a lot of dough!

gooch's avatar

No problem you will be fine.

dannyc's avatar

Change my next place to order pizza…

StephK's avatar

Thanks to everyone! There wasn’t less pizza, but we ended up with thin crust as opposed to the usual thick. In case you’re wondering, other side effects included: slight gas and feeling full for a really long time.

tavj930's avatar

My mom used to say that raw dough got stuck to your insides but I never believed her.

redraider142's avatar

Yes, eating it can make you sick, i was in cooking class ate a little bit like a small ball and now i have indigestion and feel very gassy

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