About Raw Foods

In the food trade, there are no definitive laws for products claiming ‘raw’ status, which inspires both creative interpretation and vigorous debate. (Raw in the industry simply means unpasteurized.) As the raw food movement gains momentum and as more consumers request detailed information on the growing methods and processing of food, we, alongside our customers, are learning more every day about these passionate topics.

Many raw food cookbooks and raw advocates use non-raw ingredients like dates, maple syrup, nutritional yeast, extra virgin coconut oil, and tamari. Foods commonly listed as raw are handled anywhere from 92°F to 120°F and far beyond. At Hummingbird we use the term raw for foods processed at or below 115°F. We also label on our price list all foods commonly considered raw but processed over 115°F.


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