135-122 Raw Vegetable Conference

"Continuing with the raw vegetable meeting~~! Puff, puff, puff~!

 Yes. It's Yuki.
 She stood up and made that declaration.
 It's déjà vu.

"We've been in this world for quite a few days now. I think it's time we had a serious discussion about raw vegetables!

 He put his hands on the table and declared strongly.
 We looked at each other to see what was going on, and Haruka sighed before opening her mouth.

I'm not sure if that's something we should be discussing seriously. I don't mind the discussion itself.
I'd like to discuss it in a relaxed manner then!

 Then I'd like to discuss it in a relaxed manner!" Yuki reiterated and sat back in her chair.
 Then she puts her hand to cover her mouth and speaks in a whisper.

What should we do to eat raw vegetables?

 Is that 'han-nari'?
 He seems to have calmed down.

"The reason you refrained from eating raw vegetables in the first place was because you were afraid of parasites, right? Do you have a solution for that?

"Not just parasites, but pathogens as well.

 My question is annotated by Haruka.

"Can pathogens be transmitted via ...... vegetables?

Yes, for example ...... norovirus. There have been cases of people spreading the virus by eating food cooked by patients, right?

Well, there was a case of food poisoning from a salad.

 I'm not sure if it's possible to get pathogens on vegetables, but I'm not sure it's impossible.

 I think it's safe to wash them in clean water, but I don't know much about this kind of disease.

I know it's unlikely, but if I had been sick when I first came here, I would have lost my money and my life would have ended. That's why I refrained from eating. ......

 In the event that you are sick, the disadvantages would be too great, so it seems that you have banned raw vegetables.

But now, even if I fall asleep for a while, I won't be stranded on the street, so I don't have to think about this. Of course, you have to wash them clean.

The victim in that case is Yuki. In that case, the victim would be Yuki, who has the lowest [Robustness].

What? Me? I don't like it, I'll get sick!

 Yuki shouted at Toya's words.
 It seems that the "Han-nari" period is already over.
 Well, it's okay, because I feel very uncomfortable.

At least as long as we eat the food we make, the risk is about the same as getting food poisoning in Japan, I guess. The risk of food poisoning in Japan is about the same, maybe even lower, because we are more robust. It's an acceptable risk, I guess.

I don't think so. I think it's a risk that should be tolerated." "Really? Yeah, ......, and then there's the parasite problem?

 I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.

 I don't know if there's a deworming pill in this world, but I feel really bad about this, even before the health issues.

 I definitely don't want to become a host.
 Besides, there are parasites that are even scarier than Earth's parasites. In a fantasy sense.

I'm pretty sure that parasites on vegetables are caused by the use of human feces as fertilizer, right?
"Well, to be precise, it's a matter of disposal. You ever heard of a manure pit?
I've never seen one, but I've heard of them.

 I've heard stories of people falling into manure pits, but I wonder if there's anyone alive who's actually experienced one.

 In a way, it's already a historical event.

Yes. First of all, the reason why they have it is because they don't just throw it away, they put it in there. Then it ferments and generates heat. The same thing happens with horse manure and compost. The heat kills parasites, so when it's ripe, it's fine, basically.

It's no good if the temperature drops during the process or if you add new manure later.

 The compost made from horse manure or cow manure sold at home improvement stores is sold after the plant pathogens, grass seeds, and insect eggs have been killed by heat under controlled temperature and time.

 It is said that it takes a few months at less than 70 degrees Celsius, so it would have been difficult for people in the past to do the same.

But do they use human waste as fertilizer around here?
"......? Isn't it normal to use that kind of fertilizer?

 I twisted my neck at Toya's fundamental question, but Natsuki shook his head.

No, not really. I don't remember when, but there are stories about foreigners who came to Japan and were surprised to see how well they used manure to increase their harvest.

I was wondering the same thing. I've never seen it collected here.

 By the way, there was a story that in the Edo period, the sale of human feces was not a small income for tenement landlords.

 On the other hand, I've never seen anyone collecting and transporting it in this town.

I've never seen it collected and transported in this city. "Or, for that matter, incinerated by alchemy in the toilets of the inn? I mean, the toilets at the inn are incinerated by alchemy? There's a good chance they don't actually use it.

If that's the case, I'm relieved, but I'm a little worried because I don't know ...... what's going on.

 I'm sure you're right, we don't know much about this world yet.

 The "common sense of the other world" that Yuki and his friends have is not that universal.

 In Japan, there are nine years of compulsory education. In Japan, there are nine years of compulsory education. Many people study for many more years and have a large amount of information as common sense, but this is not the case in this world. The content of "common sense" that ordinary people can obtain is surprisingly limited.

"Well then, based on the information so far, please give us your opinions.

 I raise my hand, though I'm not sure if it's an opinion.

"Yes, Nao.

 Yuki nominated me.

How about using Haruka's [Dry] to completely dry it out? You can almost completely deal with parasites, right? I'll water it down and eat it.

"Mm-hmm. Drying will kill most parasites.

The downside is that dried vegetables have a different texture. I guess you could say they're fresh, though.

Right. Kiriboshi-daikon, for example, is not cooked, but it already has a texture that doesn't feel like a fresh vegetable when it's been soaked in water.

I think it's a good preserved food. It's light and lasts a long time.

"Conclusion. Dried vegetables are useful even though they are not fresh vegetables. But it doesn't matter to us who have magic bags. What else?

 I was cut to pieces.

 Well, considering the starting point of wanting salads, lettuce for hamburgers, etc., I guess it's natural to reject it.

Okay, Natsuki.
Why don't we just wash them well, peel them and eat them?

That works for vegetables that can be peeled. The problem is with leafy greens.
They can't be peeled. Conclusion. That's fine for all but leafy greens.

 Hmm. Then we've got cabbage and lettuce and the like.

Yes, Toya.
I'll take your word for it.
No! That's not a plan. I'll be the one who suffers the most!

 It's obvious.
 It's a violent argument that throws everything we've been discussing out the window.

 However, it is not insulting that Toya and Natsuki seem to be fine.
 Perhaps impatient with Toya for saying such a stupid thing, Yuki now raises her hand.

"Yes, Yuki.

We're going to have a vegetable garden! As long as I grow my own food, wash it and eat it, it's okay, right?
A grower with a face. That's a good thing.

 We're on our own.
 We have a big garden, we can grow a little field without any problem.

It's not a bad idea, but the downside is that it takes time.
Isn't there some kind of magic that speeds up the growth?

At least not in the grimoires I have. Yuki, why don't you develop some earth magic?
Is that the scope of earth magic? More like light magic to promote growth.
Hmm. You've got a point. Haruka, what do you think?

 I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but it's a good idea.

That sounds quite difficult. I would rather recommend that you use the method of purification that Nao mentioned earlier.

"Oh, did I say that?

"You did. "You were saying that we could use purification to remove parasites and their eggs from vegetables. I think it's not impossible, because it can even remove stains from clothes.

 Hmm, I seem to remember you saying something like that.
 If that's possible, then we can easily eat the vegetables we bought.

"Also, you know that there is a level 5 light magic called Disinfect, right? If you use this, you won't have to worry about pathogens.

 I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one who has a problem with that.

"Well, Haruka? It's the kind of information that makes all of our discussions pointless.
I told you. I told you. "Something to seriously discuss.
So you've always been able to eat raw vegetables. ......?

 Haruka shrugged her shoulders and said nonchalantly, while Yuki looked as if to say, "What? I'm not sure what to make of that.

You can't use disinfectant yet, you know. It's a great way to get rid of parasites, but you can't take the risk of getting sick.

 While I was staying at the inn, it was 'sickness = being on the street'.
 Especially in the beginning.

And I only found out about Disinfectant relatively recently, after I bought a light-based grimoire. It's a bit of a gamble for a while. I don't know if it really works.

If I could get sick from eating a few raw vegetables, I'd already be sick, I think.

I'm the one in danger! I'm the one in the most danger!

 The most dangerous person is me!

 Yuki's argument that "a little bit of water won't kill you" is terrible, but Toya just smiles and points at Natsuki.

I'm not sure what to make of this, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

"It doesn't matter, it's very important that I'm in danger!

 I understand how you feel.
 No one wants to get sick.
 And since there are no proper hospitals, getting a bad disease is death.

"Well then, let's wrap it up! Haruka, please learn "Disinfectant" as soon as possible! This is the end of the raw vegetable conference!

 With Yuki's half-hearted summing up of the situation, the delicate and tedious meeting ended, whether it was meaningful or not.