View Full Version : Are dried fruits dehydrated?
08-26-2005, 06:54 AM
I am doing another "experiment" on myself. I am going to abstain from fats, oils, seeds, nuts and dehydrated foods for 30 days. That would include avocados (which I love). But I was wondering about Medjool dates? I got 2 cases of organic ones (my daughter LOVES them), but now I have grown to love them also. Would I be cheating myself my including them?
Sharon in Colorado
08-26-2005, 09:15 AM
The dates from The Date People are raw. I guess it depends on where you got yours. Do you know the source, and can you contact them to find out? Some in the stores, are indeed heat processed, usually the deglet noirs. I'm sure there's a way you can find out.
08-26-2005, 02:00 PM
Thanks Sharon. But what I really wanted to know was whether they are dehydrated. I know for sure they are raw. But as most of us are aware, somethings can be dehydrated and still considered raw. I have found out that the medjool dates I have obtained are raw and not dehydrated. Thanks again for your input.
Todd, I believe they are dried naturally. if you soak them a while they will be as good as fresh. Dr Norman Walker firmly believed no fruit should be eaten without reconstituting it first.
08-26-2005, 02:48 PM
Thanks Teri. But with all due respect to the esteemed Dr. Walker, I like them dried. :) I was just wondering if they contained fat or had lost anything. But I have found they do not contain fat. Thanks again.
08-26-2005, 03:07 PM
I recently bought some dried fruit at the local grocery chain. The ingredients listed were: Dried apricots, natural flavors, preservatives (sulfur dioxide and potassium sorbate.)
Okay, just how bad are these? :confused:
08-26-2005, 03:52 PM
I conducted a few searches on Google, and went to the manufacturer's site for more information on my apricots.
They aren't cooked; they're actually laid out on tray in a sun-drenched area called a dry yard. Pretty interesting:
The following site offered the 'best' description of sulfur dioxide as a preservative, withouth the chemical jargon:
Of course, what else would we expect from a company that USES sulfur dioxide, right? :rolleyes:
08-26-2005, 04:16 PM
lol WereVegan. True. And " natural flavors" , that could be anything! They can get away with quite a bit under loose terms such as that.
Todd I really admire your discipline. Can I borrow some please, pretty please? ;)
08-26-2005, 04:55 PM
Oh Sweetgoddess, you pretty raw vegan you.......its grace and not discipline! Yes, you can have as much as you like!!
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