I am not use to raw food yet... apart from fruits and nuts. I have always preferred toasted or warm food even though when it is comes to the salad. I normally would jazz the crunchy salad leaves with warm roasted veggies, grilled meat or warm beans.
I also prefer to toast nuts and usually throw the bag of unsalted raw nuts into a warm oven and toast them in a low temp until they are crunchy and toasted. One I find that they taste divine and totally irresistible.....secondly I feel they retain the freshness for a longer period of time.