A bit back I recall listening to David Wolfe talking about his guaranteed home grown cacao at sources he was in conversation with.
He also mentioned that it had come to his attention that much of what is being sold at fairly high prices in usa and even possibly uk is not in fact true raw cacao.
A short time later, someone else asked me about this and I didn't truly know the answer - and I still dont.
In truth I am personally not that fussed - in that I choose high raw living foods - I no longer feel any specific admantcy to 100% raw. I love cacao - but I know that my body doesn't! No matter how much I try to tell it about high magnesium levels and the cacao devas! the truth is, my body doesn't recognise it as the recreational food it has become. I do respect and celebrate it as a sacred ritual food.
But stuffed with agave, and other concocts to titilate the mouths of raw fooders.. I dont feel it belongs in my food choices.
I love the taste of chocolate and the 'feel good factor'
But I moved into living foods, for purity and simplicity and my diet - overall had deteriorated since the raw food media buzz.
Why - cause I fell into the abyss of ' long as its raw its okay' Which I know is rubbish. My body is far happier with a plate of steamed home grown kale, than it is with the yummiest tasting raw food cracker! which does sort of settle in my gut like concrete!. Does my personality like them. Yes of cause it does! as it does chocolate!
So I have been shaking myself into truth of late regarding raw foods!
Remembering that its about LIVE foods - not just technically uncooked to a certain temperature foods!!
Having said all that. What I seek to know is - Is non raw cacao being sold as raw when it isnt. Does anyone in fact know. Do the companys who sell it know? Cause thats about a question of integrity and ethics.
So hence my interest and question.
I was further tweaked on this subject today, when I was sent a link to the above website.
I know Sarah, and have a deep respect for her having been editor of GET FRESH magazine for many years. I have met her at events also and know she walks her talk of truth.
I know that its not just about our food choices, its about life choices, and recognising the food of what we choose to watch, listen too, and invest our lives into.
I don't seek to judge, in a personality opinion - but I do hold the posture of discernment! and if and when people strutt the raw food banner, I kinda of have a preferred attachment? to an assumption that its about conscious lifestyle choices, not just about food choices.