View Full Version : would this be considered raw??
12-07-2007, 09:49 PM
I bought this at my local HFS, and it says it's heated at less than 118 degrees, is that a good temperature? Everybdy's views are different about temperatures and I'm just looking for some feedback. I don't use it all that often, maybe once a month in tiny amounts. Well thanks in advance
12-07-2007, 09:53 PM
I think it is....I hope so, 'cause I've got a bottle of this on my shelf right now!:D
Anyway, even if it weren't...if you only use a tiny bit every month or so, I wouldn't sweat it! JMHO.
12-07-2007, 10:54 PM
Agave nectar is one of those raw food gray zone areas - some folks go for it, others avoid it ... I personally don't really think there's a problem with it. If you are really concerned, Alissa sells raw agave in her store, so you could get that instead, I trust her instincts with raw food products. HTH! :D
12-08-2007, 12:10 AM
Hmmm....if it is processed AND shelf-stable.....it HAS to be stablized through heat-pasturization or chemical stabilizers. Otherwise it would go rotten on the shelf. Try squeezing the juice out of an apple or some other plant food...and just leaving it in a bottle for a few days! Active enzymes will normally start to break it down rather quickly! LOL. If this item helps YOU, however, I support you 100%. Just my opinions.
-David Z. Mason
12-08-2007, 03:57 AM
Alissas is raw..
Otherwise you could try lumuca..yummy :)
12-08-2007, 04:56 AM
the experiment with apple juice only holds up for those foods that are low in sugar and/or salt.
Sugar acts as a preservative in itself, halting organism growth as the osmotic pressure is too great for an organism to live in the liquid (it would be sucked dry of water). The same is true of high salt solutions, hence their use as a preservative. Dehydration is another way of preventing spoilage as available water is removed so only xerophiles (organisms which can grow in very low water environments) can grow on these foods.
Apple juice is not high in either salt or sugar and has a lot of water, so is the perfect breeding ground for organisms.
Raw, unprocessed honey straight from the hive will also not 'go bad'. It has not been processed in any way. Not that I'd eat honey BTW.
12-08-2007, 05:57 AM
I use it! ( :
12-08-2007, 07:07 AM
I also have a bottle of that exact brand on my shelf and I use it without any qualms at all. I've also used the brand Alissa sells. I say, if you like it, and you're ok with it, go ahead and sweeten up your life! :D
12-08-2007, 08:38 AM
I also use this product! I was very excited when i found it in my local grocery store! It's very sweet and a little goes a long way!! I do like it though and will continue to use it! What is lumuca!
12-08-2007, 09:14 AM
I use it as well.
12-08-2007, 11:00 AM
Thank you all so much for your responses. I appreciate it, and everyone here is so helpful. Thanks again.
12-08-2007, 12:54 PM
This brand also does a NON-raw version too. I saw it and asked my store if they would carry the raw verion and they had it in the next week!
I use the one in your photo and love it! I but 2 a week. I wish it came in bigger bottles :p Great stuff!
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