In a message dated 7/7/01 5:03:04 PM, Cory Lynn writes:
When you dehydrate things (like crackers), do they still contain all of the enzymes? How much dehydrated foods do you recommend in a raw diet?
They do contain enzymes but they may be reduced. Not as many as when fresh.
When you dehydrate, let's say, whole peas (at low temperature) then later you soak them, then you set them out to sprout — guess what? — they will sprout, so that means that they still contain enzymes. But with a cracker where everything is all blended together, the enzymes might be reduced in this form, see.
As to how much to eat of dehydrated foods — optimally you should only eat a minimum amount. What is minimum to me? – a few small crackers or dehydrated cookies per day — 2, 3, or 4 — but also there could be many days when you just don't feel like eating dehydrated foods. However, if you are transitioning to raw, it might be beneficial to eat more at this time, especially if you find it satisfying.
Many blessings to you,