View Full Version : Are Dried Pineapples Raw?
01-27-2007, 04:08 PM
Forgive me if this is a lame question, but I saw some dried pineapple in cane sugar at the health food store and loved them when I was a kid. Are they part of a purist raw food diet, or no? Thanks!
01-27-2007, 04:37 PM
Well, find out how they were dried. If low heat, then I'd say yeah, but why would you want them in cane sugar? They are pretty awesome dehydrated without any sugar...I've dehydrated some.
01-27-2007, 04:41 PM
Yeah, I don't know why there were dehydrated in cane sugar. I'm sure they are sweet enough alone. I guess its because I saw some plane ones and they didn't look thick and fun.
01-27-2007, 06:46 PM
I'd be suspicous of dried fruit that is available in stores. Not only because of the temperature issue (who knows what temps they were dried at) but also because many dried fruits contain sulfites. It is much better to dehydrate your own!
All the best,
01-27-2007, 07:20 PM
No. They have to have all the enzymes killed in order to maintain shelf life. Even if they were 'raw' they are not vital and fresh - which I believe is healthiest. Why settle for second best when you can have fresh pineapple for cheaper?
-Of course, if you are transitioning and want to dehydrate pineapple, or if eating store/processed dried pineapple helps you toward eating a diet richer in fresh fruits and vegetables - I say go for it!
-David Z. Mason
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