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06-10-2006, 02:07 PM
What dried fruits at the whole foods market are truely raw?
06-10-2006, 11:40 PM
Okay well does anyone know if the medjool dates in the clear plastic container made by whole foods is raw for sure?
Thanks guys bunches
06-11-2006, 08:33 AM
ok...here is the thing about raw foods at these stores. They can say they are raw...and they aren't. So unless you purchase something from a reliable raw store...or site on-line...you aren't sure what you are getting. :( It's sad but true.
I'm not sure if you are like me, but sometimes (in the past...just starting out) when I would want to try something that was labeled "raw" from our local Health Food Store...like 'cashews' for instance...I would buy them and try them...only to have my nose plug up and feel a little sick for hours. I knew immediately that it was not completely raw by this reaction. So...for me (in the beginning) it was all trial and error. Now I know, locally, just what is raw and what isn't. So...I only eat what is raw. ;) If you get a reaction from cooked like I do...this is a good way to try something you are unsure about. You may be pleasantly surprised...or disappointed by the outcome...but you would know.
You are always safe purchasing on-line at Alissa's. Then there are other sites that everyone here list for us...just do a search for them under the banana at the top of your screen.
Good luck on your raw journey! Hope this helps.
06-11-2006, 09:27 AM
I was doing just fresh produce for 3 months until this month were I tried "rawmaw bars" supposedly all raw. Well let's just say my body is reacting like it does when I had cooked. Weight gain/hault, edema, and period. Blah...Why do these companies get away with this!? I guess it's kind of like restaurants saying something is "fresh" and then it's grilled or something...makes no sense lol.
06-11-2006, 10:19 PM
I called the company that supplies to our local Whole Foods and asked them about the figs. They said they are Sun Dried, so I assume that means raw.
What would happen if I ate dried fruit that was dried at higher temperatures than 115? Would I just not get the enzyme benefits or something worse?
Trying to get the correct info from some of these companies (even the ones on-line) is really difficult.
06-11-2006, 10:41 PM
please understand that a rawfoodist's terminology for "raw" and a manufacturer's terminology for "raw" are two different things.
we want items and all items that make that item to be dehydrated under 115 degrees, where as manufacturers idea of raw is that it is not cooked for a specific period of time, at or above boiling, some think 160 degrees is cooked, and anything under that is uncooked.
Like honey, honey that says raw, is not cooked, but it is heated to about 160 degrees, to remove it from the hive.
so what you may choose to do is to ask the questions you actually want an answer to,
instead of saying "Is this raw, or is this uncooked" ask if it has been heated above 115 degrees, then you will have the answer to your REAL question.
also, a simply phone call or an email, will yield truly miraculously instant results.
06-12-2006, 04:43 AM
yes RP, I am finding most commercial fruit is dried above 145 degrees. It is faster and more cost effective for them.
06-12-2006, 09:26 AM
Hmmmmm makes me wonder if i should eat dried fruit at all.
Maybe i should just keep it whole fruits atleast i would know for sure.
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