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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Reasons to pine for pine nuts.

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Reasons to pine for pine nuts.

Crunchy, delicious & delicate pine nuts are small edible seeds of pine tree. They also offer many health benefits: Contain healthy amounts of essential minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc and selenium. excellent source of B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) and folates. High in antioxidants which help to protect the cells of your body from free radical damage. They contain lutein, an antioxidant that is crucial to the prevention of eye […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: 7 reasons to love pistachios

Raw, Organic & Nuts: 7 reasons to love pistachios

7 Reasons to love pistachios They offer a wealth of protein. They provide nutrients like copper, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and B6. Pistachios contain a lot of fiber ~ one ounce has more fiber than ½ cup  spinach and the same amount as an apple or orange. Pistachios are good for the eyes as they have high levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration. They are heart healthy. They improve its general […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Why Certified Organic is the way to go!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Why Certified Organic is the way to go!

We have all seen the USDA label on certain foods- but what assurances does this certification offer. Basically, foods are produced without antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, irradiation or bioengineering. In addition organic farmers are required to adhere to certain soil and water conservation methods and to rules about the humane treatment of animals. If a food bears a USDA Organic label, it means it’s produced and processed according to the USDA standards and that at least 95 percent of the food’s […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Nuts can increase serotonin levels!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Nuts can increase serotonin levels!

Studies have linked nuts to better health and weight loss benefits for a variety of reasons. A new study from Spain is linking nuts to higher serotonin levels. Serotonin, is known for lessening feelings of hunger and improving mood. The study also provides the first evidence in humans of the beneficial effects of nut consumption in reducing levels of substances in the body associated with inflammation and other cardiovascular risk factors according to researchers. Over a 12-week period, the researchers […]

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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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