View Full Version : Are regular spices raw?
07-31-2007, 09:18 AM
Are spices that are sold in grocery stores really raw?
Also, how about powder veggie soup mix? Is that raw?
07-31-2007, 09:53 AM
I doubt it. I believe first they aren't organic and second they are probably heat-treated to dry them. I use organic spices from my Health Food Store. OR I grow and dry my own (in my dehydrator I've dried home-grown spices).
Also the powder veggie mix - same thing. Usually products that are packaged like that usually are not raw...but, when in doubt, contact the company.
07-31-2007, 03:06 PM
Okay, thank you.
Now, does that mean that if they are organic from a health food store they are raw?
07-31-2007, 03:36 PM
I've always assumed that any dried spices/soups weren't raw. They are dried, dried always means heated to a crisp to me.
07-31-2007, 07:43 PM
I don't know about the soup mix, but I think the spices/dried herbs would be considered raw.
They're dried, but those kind of things are dried at a really low heat so as to not destroy the essential oils.
07-31-2007, 07:56 PM
Dried spices you would THINK are raw, however they are dried at higher temperature to do it quicker for mass marketing. The ones in regular groccery stores are ALL irradiated = BAD! In a health food store they ARE better and usually made from smaller companies so possible raw. They aren't irradiated either.
08-01-2007, 10:03 AM
Okay, thank you!
What about the spices from Whole Foods? Raw?
08-01-2007, 10:13 AM
After much debate I found out that spices are considered raw. Yum!
I don't know about the ones at Whole Foods, but I only buy spices from Trader Joe's because all the ones I have wanted are very clearly "non-irradiated." I hesitate to buy any spices from other big grocery store chains.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.