View Full Version : Pasteurized Nuts vs Roasted
I've been reading alot about pasteurization. I would love to see a nutritional comparison between raw pasteurized nuts vs. roasted. Does anyone know how to retrieve that data?
Also, in most nutritional analysis, lets say "Sweet Potato". Am i to assume the nutritional data (vitamins, mineral, etc) is based on a raw one unless it is stated that it is cooked?)
09-15-2008, 06:39 PM
I haven't seen a nutritional comparison, but roasting is probably quite a bit more destructive than pasturization (the lesser of two evils).
"In pasteurization ---- a process also used for milk, juice and eggs ---- the shelled and hulled nuts typically are laid out on a conveyor belt that passes them through a moist burst of steam to heat the kernels' surface to about 200 degrees, killing any pathogens present. An alternative process sends the nuts into a chamber where they're sprayed with propylene oxide gas."
And roasting is, well...roasting!!:( I'm guessing it murders/mutates just about everything within the nut.
As for the nutritional data, if your given a choice in the selection between cooked and no indication of cooked I think the one with no indication of being cooked is raw.
09-16-2008, 02:49 AM
They Both are done at a HIGH Temperature.
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