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PCC Methow Valley Salad
PCC Methow Valley Salad

Sound Consumer | April 2013

When you hear the term "raw food," do carrot sticks come to mind? Think again! Today, raw food is not just fresh produce. It also includes raw packaged foods such as crackers, nut butters and other snack foods never heated above 116° F.

These packaged raw foods are healthy choices not just because they're made from vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and sprouted grains or beans, but also because shoppers seeking raw foods also demand foods with minimal added sugars, fats and salt. Raw food advocates report that increasing raw foods provides:

Note: There is nothing wrong with cooking food. In fact, some nutrients in foods are better absorbed after cooking. Adding raw foods most likely will improve your diet quality, but if you prefer the flavors of cooked foods, then don't worry that lightly sautéing your kale will destroy the nutritional benefits. It's still kale!

Raw at PCC

From our Deli

Raw food products at PCC

Snacks and beverages

Craving sweet?

Add a spoonful

A great way to get the benefits of raw food is just to add a spoonful of raw "superfoods" to a smoothie, salad, or your morning oatmeal, yogurt or granola. They seem exotic, but they can be incorporated into your diet with little effort. Some to try:

Goji berries
Goji berries
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