In 2000, we went to see a lecture about the raw food diet. We were into organic health foods and we were always looking for ways to better optimize our health. The lecture was so motivational and inspiring that it literally changed our lives! It really delivered a unique perspective on food and a philosophy of life that resonated deeply with where we were at during this phase of our lives.
With our exuberant enthusiasm about our new raw food lifestyle and our eco-conscious business skills that we learned from creating and running our other company Intellihemp (lip balm made with hemp seed oil) we were ready to start a new company.
The Living Nutz company began in 2002 with a core purpose, to create the best tasting Certified Organic raw food gourmet treats on the planet! Our approach is simple as our intentions were to make an easy to digest organic treat with the most amazing tastes that exist today! We believe in minimally processed and raw foods. That is why we do not roast our nuts. Roasting nuts changes the healthy oils into unhealthy oils and will cause a breakdown of their fats and the production of free radicals.
First, we soak (sprout) them for several hours, or overnight. Why? The main reason is because nuts and seeds contain enzyme inhibitors. The purpose of these enzyme inhibitors is to protect the nut or seed until it has what it needs for growing.
By sprouting and then rinsing nuts and seeds, you release and eliminate these toxic enzyme inhibitors AND increase the life and vitality contained within them, and making them easier to digest.
To see and understand all the benefits of soaking- see our blog.
After we soak the nuts, we marinate them in our different flavors while we gently dehydrate them at low temperatures.
So there you have it. It’s a lengthy process over several days, where roasting would take only 10-15 minutes. Why go through all this? This process helps maintain the integrity and life force of the food product, earning us our company’s name: LIVINGNUTZ!
ALL OUR NUT PRODUCTS ARE CERTIFIED ORGANIC by USDA and MOFGA