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Raw, Organic and Nuts: How to store nuts

Raw, Organic and Nuts: How to store nuts

We get a lot of questions everyday about different topics relating to nuts. The most frequent question is about storage of nuts. It seems when people order 5 lbs of Almonds or Walnuts and it arrives they say, where is the best place to put these. Most foods do not really like warm and humid conditions and nuts and seeds are no exception. For the most part, produce and definitely nuts and seeds, like cool and dry conditions and it is […]

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Raw Organic & Nuts: The antioxidant power of raw nuts!

Raw Organic & Nuts: The antioxidant power of raw nuts!

Walnuts & pecans have been rated among the top 10 of fruits & nuts with the most antioxidants. So what are antioxidants: To understand what antioxidants are, one needs to know what oxidative stress is. Oxidative stress is a process that can cause damage to cells in our body when is loses electrons. As we get older, our bodies lose some of natural defenses, which can result in a higher likelihood of chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, brain […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Almonds and Apricots~A great pair!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Almonds and Apricots~A great pair!

  Both the almond and the apricot belong to the prunus family, also known as the “stone fruits” Almonds are very closely related to apricots and peaches, but are in a different genera. The almond tree bears fruit, which is called a drupe, and inside contains the almond that we eat everyday. Almonds and apricots have a short dormancy period and are among the earliest trees to bloom in the spring. Some Benefits of Almonds Regular consumption of almonds helps […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Goji- the litle berry that could!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Goji- the litle berry that could!

    Goji berries, also known as the wolfberry, are brightly colored berries that are native to China. These red-orange berries have been used for their medical benefits for many years in Asia and they are being touted as one of the world’s most powerful superfoods. They have become very popular now in the U.S.   Unique among fruits because they contain all essential amino acids, these berries also have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. Additionally, they […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Try raw food for chronic pain

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Try raw food for chronic pain

The article from the Suntimes states that Linda Hodges, from  the Chicago area had debilitating sciatica. She ended up going to a live-in health institute that specialized in raw living foods. What was going to be a 2 week stay, turned into 4 weeks and Linda, went from barely being able to get out of bed – to walking 4 miles each day. Granted, she lost weight and this was a factor in eliminating pain from the sciatica, however, what […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Will all tree nuts be pasteurized in the near future

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Will all tree nuts be pasteurized in the near future

The FDA just finished collecting public opinion on the possibility of pasteurizing all tree nuts. Currently all U.S. grown almonds are pasteurized. This rule was passed and has stayed intact, despite public outcry. Now it seems likely that the FDA will push forth it’s agenda on pasteurizing  all tree nuts. The reason – according to the FDA “… outbreaks, published reports of Salmonella in tree nuts destined for human consumption, and recalls emphasize the need to assess the risk of […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: A handful of nuts goes a long way towards longer life!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: A handful of nuts goes a long way towards longer life!

It has always been known that nuts are healthy for you. In fact, in 2003, the FDA allowed nut manufacturers to make a health claim on their labels saying: “Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts [such as name of specific nut] as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease”.     New research found that people who ate a 1-ounce […]

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Go nuts with one of a kind Apple Krisp Karma snack!

Go nuts with one of a kind Apple Krisp Karma snack!

OK..it’s holiday season, but no matter the time of the year, most can’t pass up on pecan or apple pie. Or can you? We can honestly tell you- that yes you can pass on it. That’s because we created a healthier version. It’s organic, it’s vegan and it’s nutz! Literally-nuts! We’ve taken walnuts and pecans (soaked overnight) and gently air dried with fresh Maine organic apples, spices like cinnamon, and real vanilla, plus coconut oil and other ingredients. Enough said! […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Pecans are a good source of energy/try this recipe!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Pecans are a good source of energy/try this recipe!

Pecans have many health benefits as it contains many nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellbeing. In Georgia, they are known as the antioxinut.  They are an excellent source of Vit E (known for protecting the skin & mucous membranes from harmful free radicals), beta carotenes, leutin & zeaxanthin (protects the eyes from developing age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Pecans are very rich in pyridoxine, more commonly known as vitamin B6, a vitamin important to the regeneration […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Living a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Living a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle

Here at Living Nutz-we love creating and eating healthy foods. We also love our pets, nature, and all creatures. So when Peta put out the 10 best reasons to go vegan- we thought we would share them with you. So here they are: 1. Slim Down and Become Energized Is shedding some extra pounds first on your list of goals for the new year? Vegans are, on average, up to 20 pounds lighter than meat-eaters. And unlike unhealthy fad diets, which leave […]

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