Raw Foodism

Wikipedia tells us that Raw foodism (or rawism) is the practice of consuming uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic foods as a large percentage of the diet.

Recently, eating raw food has gained popularity as consumers are seeking out pure, whole foods for a healthy lifestyle and better digestion.

According to the Hartbeat Newsletter, “Raw eating promotes the consumption of uncooked, unprocessed or minimally processed, and often organic foods. A raw food diet consists of foods that have not been heated above certain temperatures, ranging from 92ºF to 118°F, so are primarily eaten fresh but can be dried using natural dehydration methods.”

Some raw foodists believe that digestive enzymes in raw foods aid digestion, while heating the food above 104-120 °Fahrenheit can destroy the enzymes. Also, raw foods are home to bacteria and other micro-organisms that affect the digestion process by populating the digestive tract with beneficial gut flora.

Hartbeat Newsletter lists the Raw Food Attributes as:


  • Greater enzyme availability
  • Thought to promote optimal health
  • Increased vitality and clarity


  • Proactive control over health
  • Closer connection to nature
  • Greater consciousness
Shiloh Farms has several raw food products, including:

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