I got back from a raw group meeting and it was pretty much all newbies and me. At first I was going to speak but I just ended up doing a short intro on how I became raw, etc.
Anyhow, I guess they all thought I was the 'expert' there since I've been at this for several years and one of the ladies there who seemed to be well versed in general nutrition asked me if popcorn is raw. When I told her no, she proceded to tell me that just the little drop of water inside gets heated and that's it. When I told her it burned the tongue there was still disagreement.
So it went back and forth until I finally said "look, if you want to eat it, and feel it's fine in your diet, then by all means go ahead"...what else was I to say?
To me, the point is, IT'S NOT RAW. Whether someone wants to include it in their diet is their own decision, but I hate to see the other women there who don't know any better thinking that popcorn is raw and eating it just because a woman with a nutrional background says so.
If anyone has any info to pass on to me I can send it to the woman. It seems that she was absoultely convinced that popcorn is raw. I guess I need some kind of "expert's" opinion here besides my own short of telling her that I would gladly join her in harvesting from the next popcorn tree she runs into.