We all know it could be costly sometimes being raw, so I just want to share some tips on where to get certain raw items cheaply.
Goji berries: Chinese herbal medicine stores often carry goji berries at about $5/lb (in packages). I bought some and they taste just as good as the ones I got from raw food websites at $15/lb. Be sure to rinse them before use as there might be dust particles from the drying process.
Persimmons: I love persimmons and I usually get them from Korean markets at $1/lb or 2lbs for $1. They are of course not organic, but I peel them and it’s truly hard to beat the price!
Young coconuts: Asian grocery stores usually carry them for 0.65 – $1 / piece. Or you can buy them by the case, which is even cheaper.
In general, I find ethnic markets (Asian, Mexican, Persian, etc.) to be a good source if you want to keep the cost down. The fruits are not organic but some of them are still safe to eat.
Hope you find this helpful. Enjoy….being raw!!!!