does unblanched and unpasteurized mean same thing?

schwam66schwam66 Raw Jr. Leader

greetings friends, looking at nuts here in the uk and comparing to places online and curious if unblanched and unpasteurized mean same thing? just want to make sure my almonds are truly raw and havent been steamed. thanks for your help/.


  • ClaireTClaireT Raw Master
    edited April 2017

    When a nut is blanched it is parboiled to remove the skin. 

    When a drink is unpasteurized, the liquid itself has not been boiled. I assume it would be the same for a non-drink (i.e. almonds).

    So, in a nutshell (pun intended), both words mean pretty much the same thing....unless you're buying almond milk, in which case you could possibly end up with unblanched nuts in a pasteurized drink, or blanched nuts in an unpasteurized drink.


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