View Full Version : Prepackaged raw trail mix?
03-22-2007, 07:10 PM
First, I must admit I'm new to raw foods and still stumbling through so much new information! I have what may seem like a silly question... but I'm gonna ask it anyway! I came across prepackaged "raw trail mix" and wasn't sure if it was something worth buying for the times when I crave snacks at this early phase of my raw eating. I'm assuming the nuts have not been soked. Anyone have any input about these prepackaged "raw" trail mixes???? I know I can make my own...but some of them look really good!
03-22-2007, 07:18 PM
You really have to be careful when buying pre-packaged stuff. I bought some that contained dextrose. Read the ingredients they have to list it if its in there.
03-23-2007, 10:06 AM
Yeah....I wouldn't count on any store-bought stuff being fresh, or really raw. Put together your own mixes to save money and optimize freshnes! Include soaked nuts, dried fruits, shredded fresh coconut.....whatever you are into! :)
-David Z. Mason
03-23-2007, 10:14 AM
Don't believe the hype...
definately flip the bag over and read the fine type.
03-23-2007, 10:43 AM
Thanks for the responses! It totally makes sense...
I make my own, however, I do know there are some brands in the health food stores that are truely raw. I find it more cost effective to make my own. Plus I like mine better!
03-23-2007, 01:16 PM
I think the pre-packaged trail mix I bought is also raw as I bough it from a trusted natural food store in our community. My concern is the soaking process. Must all nuts be soaked? I'm assuming these nuts are raw, but they are far too crunchy to have been soaked. Soaking is the key to raw nuts, correct?
Thanks for the responses--this is great!
03-23-2007, 01:49 PM
It is my understanding that if a nut has a brown coat or color it is more benefical if you soak it. White nuts do not have to be soaked. But I am new to the soaking thing and I don't soak the nuts I eat out of the bag. I also read that if you are making a recipe it is better to soak the nuts. Also most nuts need to be refrigerated for freshness esp. white nuts. Hey I am getting the hang of this raw food stuff! But I could always be wrong! :eek:
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