Yeah it's funny when I did raw I required very little food. I saw myself as requiring all this nutrition but i was full on a banana and an orange. I nevr really got around to preparing the raw gourmet food I intended because I was satisfied with the simple. I also found I needed a lot of water. The Sugar from the fruit was too much. (I did raw fruitarian on low Sugar fruits)
Carrots are too much sugar/starch and receive very little sunlight as ado potatoes which are nightshades. I feel we eat way too many potatoes and I can do without them as they were a staple of my vegetarian diet.
I do not test my foods as i know what works after a few years of refining. I have just refined out the last of what no longer suits me, other than intuitive feeling of the prana when I buy them (I guess like muscle testing)
Food is just not very important anymore. I have experimented a lot with the senses and determined that i will control my senses rather than them controlling me. So i tell the body what it will consume even if it does not appeal to the taste of the senses. Sometimes the mind still tells me I will be ravenous for my one meal of the day (at sundown) then i eat a few simple things and am satisfied for 24 hrs. The energy I save in digestion is better applied to my work inner healing and creative endeavours.