View Full Version : Has anyone heard of Sunrise Natural Foods?
11-01-2008, 05:00 PM
I apologize, I'm being a posting monkey today. I just got my shopping done and I bought a product from Sunrise Natural Foods called "veggie snax". The ingredients are: sweet potato, taro, squash, carrot, green beans, canola Oil, dextrin and sea salt. It doesn't say if it was fried or dehydrated.. has anyone heard or tried some of their products? I google'd their name and I couldn't find any information regarding the process these were made.. :confused:
edit: Oh man. Okay, after further research I found out canola oil isn't a good oil to use. I learned something new!
11-02-2008, 04:51 AM
My rule of thumb is ...........If its packaged and doesnt atleast say its "Raw" its not ok. I get flax crackers from foods alive - they do not say raw but they do say "dehydrated at low temperature to preserve nutritional value", to me that means "yeha they are raw, we just arent saying it flat out for some reason!" lol ..but.......................I also generally stay away from packaged foods!
11-02-2008, 05:14 AM
No, they're not raw :( . Taro is poisonous raw. And canola oil is bad news.
11-03-2008, 02:06 PM
eww, thanks for telling me. ): I'm not sure what Taro is, will be googling~
11-04-2008, 03:01 PM
what's wrong with canola oil...besides it not being raw? I usually only use olive oil, but I know little about the other oils, except my nutritionist told me to stay away from soybean oil...
are there any other oils besides olive oil that are raw and healthy? Anyone prepare food with almond oil or avocado oil?
11-04-2008, 03:55 PM
I use avocado oil when I can get it. Also coconut oil. Am allergic to almonds, so "no" to that one.
11-04-2008, 04:04 PM
i used to think organic canola oil was really healthy, but now my understanding is that canola (formerly known as rapeseed) isnt even a "food-crop" seed, unlike sesame, sunflower, corn, etc oil. now, i wouldnt use it anyway because im raw, but if i was cooked vegan, id probably steer clear of it.... id stick with sunflower and other food-source oils.
flax, cold pressed raw sunflower and sesame, coconut, hempseed oil, all those are healthy and can be gotten raw (or at least the sesame and sunflower are cold pressed and appear to be raw...)
11-04-2008, 05:08 PM
canola oil or rapeseed oil is normally heavily refined, heated and very often solvents are used.
I have never seen an extra vergine canola oil
I also remember that I once read that the plant itself has toxic components (like soy) but I can not verify that information since I can't remember where i read that. Rapseed is in Europe also used in the meat industry to fatten cattle as soy is used in the US for that reason
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