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11-23-2005, 05:42 PM
i bought some rawmesan from high vibe http://www.highvibe.com/index.cgi?id=91135923217&c=Raw_Foods&sc=Food_Preparation and when i got it and read the ingredients, i started to doubt it was all raw. it has:
- organic walnuts
- organic sunflower seeds
- nutritional yeast
- celtic sea salt
i was wondering if nutritional yeast is raw.
11-23-2005, 06:14 PM
Nutritional yeast isn't raw, but many raw fooders use it and it can be found in many raw uncook recipe books as an ingredient in recipes.
It's another one of those, "It's not raw, but it's living (I think) and you have to decide if you're going to be a purist about it" things...kinda like miso and Nama Shoyu, etc.
I use it from time to time in certain things but then, I'm not a total purist either :p
11-23-2005, 06:15 PM
thanks rawkinlocs :)
11-24-2005, 12:53 PM
It's another one of those, "It's not raw, but it's living (I think) ...kinda like miso and Nama Shoyu, etc.
Not the case... nutritional yeast is not living as it is pasteurized AFTER being grown. The pseudo-live soy stuff is mainly made by adding a live active culture to a cooked soy, hence considered by some to be a living food in a way, because it is not pasteurized after being cultured. (there are both unpasteurized and pasteurized miso... nama shoyu is unpasteurized after it is cultured).
Nutritional yeast is generally grown on molasses, then pasteurized AFTER, so you're not eating live yeast (you wouldn't want to! :eek: ). Some raw foodists use nutritional yeast in a similar way to using non-raw seasonings and spices here and there. Nutritional yeast is sometimes fortified with the elusive B-12, although it does not contain it naturally. B-12 is added (only sometimes not always) to enhance its appeal and nutritional profile.
Raw restaurants and raw packaged food places might have a slightly different philosophy on letting some unraw things in here and there, so if stuff like that bothers you, it's a good habit to ask first.
Raw food recipes will often have the nutritional yeast added when they're after a "cheesy" flavor. Me, I skip it, just use stuff like lemon. For rawmesan, I've never made it but I understand that sesame seeds can also contribute flavor, or I've seen recipes that sound really good using pine nuts, then mix with rejuvelac and let that ferment, then dry.
11-30-2005, 09:24 PM
So how did the Rawmesan Tase?
11-30-2005, 09:37 PM
Nice job on the info exurb !
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