View Full Version : Trader Joe's Dehydrated Fruit
02-02-2007, 03:00 PM
Does anyone know if this is raw? I just assumed it was, but then read in a post that most commercially available dehydrated fruit is not in fact raw.
In particular, I was wondering about the granny smith apples.
Sharon in Colorado
02-02-2007, 03:01 PM
What did TJ's say when you asked them?
02-02-2007, 03:18 PM
Ah, that would be a good first step wouldn't it?! :rolleyes: I haven't asked them... Will do so.
02-02-2007, 04:01 PM
Then let us know! =)
I buy raw nuts there when I can't get to the coop. At least they're marked!
02-02-2007, 06:05 PM
Yes, when in doubt, ask, call, e-mail. Find out for sure. That's if you want to. ;)
I've even called IN the store the phone number on the product to find out. Or at my local HFS, asked them to call for me. Then THEY know.
Sharon in Colorado
02-02-2007, 11:34 PM
My opinion - unless it says sun dried, it's being dried at very high temps.
02-05-2007, 07:13 PM
I agree with Sharon.
Buyers at stores like TJs and Whole Foods are buying from a distributor, who are often getting the foods from a distributor, and so on.....so they will not necessarily have the information. If they do get back to me with the info, I always have the concern about the accuracy of the info because it is sometimes 3 or 4 people later and who know if anyone actually contacted the farmer. There is also the issue that it is sitting out for hours, days, weeks at a time instead of being refrigerated.
I have also found other little things...like that oil is often added to raisins and the buyer doesn't necessarily know for sure whether their product has the oil or not.
02-06-2007, 09:03 AM
Hmmm. Thanks for the info. I emailed them last Friday and haven't heard back yet. I'll post here when I do.
02-06-2007, 10:36 AM
Just got an email back saying their dried fruit is heated to 200 degrees. Bummer.
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