View Full Version : Does anyone Know Whether Spices are Raw?
09-24-2007, 10:19 PM
Can anyone tell me about the use of spices in the raw food diet?
I don't know much about how they are processed and I am wondering if they are raw or not...
Does anyone drink tea at all? Is tea raw? If it is steeped in the sun or at room temperature?
09-25-2007, 12:12 AM
Some spices are raw. Some are not. If you grow things yourself and dehydrate them at a low temp., then you know they are raw. I don't personally worry about whether they are raw or not since I use so little of them.
As for tea, some people make sun tea or use warm water to make it. But again, I don't worry about it.
09-25-2007, 12:33 AM
I wondered about tea being raw too since I think it has to be processed to get into a tea bag. I'm raw except that I have herbal teas with boiling water and Cafe Lib (a coffee substitute). I know having them hot isn't raw but right now I can't give them up.
Also wondered about spices but I use them anyway store bought. Maybe someone will have an answer.
09-25-2007, 11:08 PM
Thanks for the info...I love spices & I love tea!
I don't ever have too much of either, but I was curious about it...
09-25-2007, 11:21 PM
Our raw food is loaded with enzymes, vitamins & minerals. We get plenty of that good stuff. Even if our spices have a leeetle bit of that goodness cooked out of them (and not all do), we're still getting what we need from the bulk of our food.
And if that leeetle bit of spices helps you get those good raw fruits & veggies down, then don't sweat it.
Like Julie Andrews sang (well sort of :p )
Just a spoonful of spices helps the green leaves go down . . .
the green leaves go down . . .
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