USA True Raw Sources?

With our move to America on the Horizon I am beginning to think about life when we get there. I am curious to find places in the US to order some things. I have heard that these items may be found truly raw in the states. Is that true?

Nori, Dulse, Sugar Cane Juice, Shelled Pecans/Walnuts, Oats, Ancho Peppers, Mangoes (untreated)


  • WinonaWinona Raw Newbie

    I buy raw nori here:… It tastes great! I can’t stomach toasted nori, the taste is all wrong. Oats I buy from my local feed store, they sprout. I find fresh ancho peppers at my local farmer’s market in upstate new york. If they can grow in the cold up here, they can grow everywhere in the US! they’re fun to stuff with seed cheese and dehydrate, then top with chili sauce.

  • FeeFee Raw Master

    Does this mean everything got sorted out for you Chris? I hope so for you and Zoe, but part of mewishes you weren’t going as I feel I have learnt so much from the two of you and it wont be the same without you around. Have a wonderful time when you get there and you never know maybe Ill come and visit one day!

  • RawKidChefRawKidChef Raw Newbie

    Wow, so you and Zoe are going to move! I think she said Virginia? :)

    As far as I know, I don’t think you can get any raw nuts in the states. Sunfood sells a variety of nuts but they are hard to digest for me and whenever I soak their damn cashews they always spoil, even just for a few hours. I buy all my nuts from They have outstanding products of quality that I don’t think you can get in the states, they are located in BC Canada and ship pretty cheaply to the US. They have amazing pecans and walnuts, and wild Spanish almonds and pistachios and cashews. I have been able to sprout pistachios, almonds, and cashews from them.

    The nori and dulse you more likely can get raw. However, I bought some organic nori at a health store that was labeled untoasted and I had a hell of a time processing it. So I’m thinking it wasn’t truly raw but you can get good brands online I’m sure.

    For oats, you want to go to, click on Store, click on Food Items, and select oats. They are the truly raw ones. Regular oat groats from the store in the US are pasteurized to extend shelf life, though.

    When you say sugarcane juice, do you mean evaporated cane juice like Sucanot and Rapadura? If so, those raw labeled sugars are not actually raw. I’ve found some articles online that say neither is raw. They are only minimally refined, and that’s all that “raw” means. They are heated to 270 degrees I believe or a similar temperature.

    I didn’t know organic mangoes were heat treated. Wow, but, as far as I know the mangoes I get are really good. I need to do more research on that.

    Hope I helped a bit :)

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