How does one make an informed purchase of oils, to make sure they are really raw?

CarnapCarnap Raw Newbie

Is it necessary to call the company? If so, what questions should you ask?


  • Raw CurlsRaw Curls Raw Newbie

    I don't think there is a truly "raw" oil if you mean fresh. One of those confusing things, raw meaning that it's not heated yes, but when you understand that oil isn't a whole food, it's an extracted, processed food no matter how you cut it, that may give you some perspective on using it. There are some oils that are considered virgin and cold-pressed, Bariani comes to mind as an olive oil. There are also some coconut oils that are considered to be processed at cold temps.

  • SuasoriaSuasoria Raw Newbie

    I think manufacturers are getting more accustomed to hearing this question. One way to phrase it is "Does product X fit into a raw food diet, or is it heated above 118 degrees during processing?"

  • I have noticed more companies are putting on the label that it's not heated above a certain degree (even Trader Joe's).

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