Posted by ahimsa32fa at 03/06/16 05:00:02Fresh foods are best eaten fresh. Live (raw) food generally begins to decompose (and lose nutrients) as soon as picked (fruit) or released from shell (nuts).
This is how nature works and its always best to work with nature, rather than to try to defeat it (with chemicals such as preservatives). Food that can sit on a shelf for weeks, months or years (baked goods, processed foods) remain "edible" because of chemicals, pasteurization or radiation. All three cause changes and denaturing of food.