Yes! Anything you can do to food at home can be classified as minimally processed.

In Purition’s instance, this means chopping and grinding only, although other ‘easy to implement’ practices such as freezing, dehydrating, heating, curing, pickling and washing that help keep food whole and healthy are equally valid examples.

At the other end of the spectrum is processing that actively refines and strips nutrients or makes inedible foods edible - this are the so-called 'highly processed' or 'ultra-processed' foods.

Such processing (thankfully) cannot be initiated at home and results in the creation of synthetic ‘nasties’ that have no ties with real or whole foods whatsoever; unwelcome additions like unnatural gums, artificial flavourings, preservatives, emulsifiers, anti-caking agents.

Click here to read our 'Whole Foods vs Powdered Food' blog post.