View Full Version : um...are raisins raw?
01-25-2005, 07:30 PM
I mean the commercial ones you buy in a regular grocery store? I'm guessing that they dehydrate them using heat but I'm hoping I'm wrong.
01-25-2005, 07:59 PM
Look for the sundried type. Even if they are not the organic version, sundried raisins really are sundried. (At least they are if what I saw on TV was true...lol!:) )
I have heard, however, that almost all raisins and dried fruits commercially sold, are sprayed with a vegetable oil spray to help with ease of flow in the packing machines. They do that on a lot of things, especially supplement capsules, so you have to call manufacterers to get the real answer... It is considered such a "small" amount, that they don't have to list it on the package.
I figure sun temps can get higher than a dehydrator, but then, many fruit lay for months in the sun, till the seeds are loosened, then blow to a nice patch of dirt and grow roots. Still others are eaten by birds, who drop the seeds in their excrement, and still the seeds grow into plants...Pretty cool how the world works. So that is why I don't stress about high temps in the sun...
01-25-2005, 09:27 PM
so many recipes call for raisins and I just wasn't sure, but you answered my question. :)
01-26-2005, 09:58 AM
YOu are welcome. I love raisins, and eat them quite often.
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