I am ‘in transition’ and I am wondering about dates. I have been eating medjool dates and I have been reading quite a few posts and although simple common sense let’s one know if things are raw or not. there are several things that I am questioning. Such as reading several posts about Nama shoyu, coconut water, and papaya. And then there are dates. Are all dates sun dried? Are they raw? Or is there a process that they go through? Do olive bars at grocery stores have raw olives or are they cooked? Also goji berries, I see them at Whole foods, they are organic, but are they ‘dried’ at a low temperature? Are dried fruits ok to eat? I understand that some have sulfur dioxide as a preservative, but I am asking about the ones that have no preservatives or added sweetners, just plain fruit. I am in the process of purchasing a dehydrator.