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03-16-2009, 01:13 PM
Is there such thing as too many raisins? I've been snacking on them lately! Yummy! are they raw? (are they sundried? and if yes, does that count as raw?)
03-16-2009, 01:18 PM
Raisins frequently have a laxative effect. Be advised. :-)
03-16-2009, 01:35 PM
and most have canola or sunflower oil added to them. So i don't buy those
03-16-2009, 02:16 PM
they cling to the teeth so conducive to tooth decay
03-17-2009, 02:20 AM
They are usually Sun-Dried but some might be oven dried. If you feel like snackin' on them.......Go ahead, they are good for you. I don't know about any oil being added to them, unless they are the ones in the foil pouches that are plump and juicy. The ones I buy deffinately don't have any oil in them, that is added oil.
03-17-2009, 05:10 AM
OH! I wish I could eat raisins like that! They are so high in sugar that they give me headaches. Lucky you!
03-17-2009, 09:41 AM
Ingredients in the ones I buy say "organic raisins". That's it....so it shouldn't have anything else there right? There is so much conflicting info on the internet....some people say they are great, some people say they are horrible! But, I'm gonna continue eating them for now....Anyone make these themselves in a dehydrator? does it work?
03-17-2009, 10:50 AM
I make my own raisins sometimes, RayRay. It does work but it takes awhile. They taste 1000 times better than the packaged ones too.
03-19-2009, 07:57 AM
thats actually really interesting because at the moment, i have been going through a bag of raisins in about 5 days. I just seem to be eating alot of dried foods right now and raisins and dates being the top offenders. (not had the laxative affect though, i have bowels of steel!)
the sunflower oil thing is a good point, and maybe this will stop me from buying them (unless i find 100%raw ones!)
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