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Raw, Organic and Nuts: The year of the pansy!

Raw, Organic and Nuts: The year of the pansy!

If you a wildflower stalker, then you are probably aware of the many edible flowers and plants at your disposal. One of our favorites is pansy. You can grow these hardy beautiful flowers or find them in the wild. They are used to treat a wide array of health problems and diseases and many folk remedies include them. Pansies contain salicylates which act as an anti-inflammatory . They also contain rutin, a bioflavonoid studied for its benefits to the cardiovascular […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: 6 reasons to love macadamias

Raw, Organic & Nuts: 6 reasons to love macadamias

Macadamias   * A one ounce serving size of macadamia nuts provides a high amount of healthy fats, a low amount of carbohydrates, moderate protein and no cholesterol or sodium. * Macadamia nuts have sweet taste and are rich source of energy, provide about 718 cal/100 g, one of the highest among nuts. * They are also rich in many important B-complex vitamins, vital for body functions. 100 g of nuts provide 15% of niacin, 21% of pyridoxine (vit.B-6), 100% […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Avocado Fries Recipe

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Avocado Fries Recipe

AVOCADO FRIES Total Preparation Time: 45-60 minutes Yield: 2 servings, as a side dish Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado, sliced in half from the stem end and pitted 1 small handful (3/8ths to 1/4 cup) sunflower seeds 1 small handful (1/2 to 3/4 dozen)Living Nutz Zesty Almond Bliss flavor raw almonds Directions: Grind the seeds and nuts, together, in a small spice grinder or mini food processor until they are small bits or even powdery. Turn out onto a flat dish.With […]

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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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