View Full Version : Alissa's jarred foods?
10-09-2007, 02:32 PM
Okay--got a question about Allisa's jarred foods. Like olives, choc sauce etc.
I thought anything jarred or bottled had to be heat pasturized (canning process) to give it a shelf life. I guess any jarred foods, not just Alissa's. Like organic raw almond butter. How are they sealing these jars without heating them to a certain temperature?
Also, what about miso for example, is that truley raw? Or is that just one of those foods that is just allowed?
10-09-2007, 03:04 PM
I'm not totally sure...probably best thing is to contact the actual companies that retail or even better, manufacture the products. I know that there is also vacuum-sealing as well...just sucking the air out. The Food Saver even has an attachment you can buy that will vacuum seal mason jars.
As for miso, it's not "raw" because the beans (soy or chickpeas) are cooked but it's considered a living food because it is fermented, like kombucha, for example.
10-09-2007, 04:22 PM
I forgot about vacuum packaging. duh!! I even have a Food Saver! Never used the jar sealer though.
I'm confused though, about a lot of ingredients used in most recipes. Like for example, I don't have a clue what kombucha is--is there a thread maybe that covers some of these items used in raw recipes and are not used in SAD ones? ( At least I never used them) And maybe how they're used? I have to have some idea of what miso (and other things) taste like before I can create anything with them. Or what they're comparible to at least. :confused:
10-09-2007, 05:24 PM
Miso is... salty. It's kind of hard to describe (there are also various kinds, which have their own taste; some have brown rice, some are just plain soybeans). I'm most familiar with it in the form of miso soup, but that's cooked (and I can't imagine that a raw version would taste very good).
I think it's usually used for flavouring things. I believe there are recipes for things like salad dressings and sauces that call for miso.
10-09-2007, 10:59 PM
kombucha is a yeast that looks like a mushroom and you drink the liquid...
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