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Raw Nut News : The Art of Dehydration

Raw Nut News : The Art of Dehydration

It has been a long tradition for many cultures and individuals to preserve food by Dehydration.  It has been done for centuries as a way for survival and to have edible food for long-term  storage. Many people agree this is the safest method to preserve food. Dehydrating food removes the moisture, so mold, yeast, and bacteria cannot grow, which would otherwise render your food dangerous to consume. There are many different way to dehydrate food.  Long ago before the invention of man-made electricity people would use the […]

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Raw/Organic Nut News: Health benefits of pistachios!

Raw/Organic Nut News: Health benefits of pistachios!

Pistachios..the little nut with much health benefits! Vitamin E has been shown to provide a degree of protection against certain forms of cancer. Findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference suggest that a handful of pistachios every day in one’s diet may decrease the risk of developing lung cancer, as well as other diseases. We have reported in other blogs about the antioxidant qualities of pistachios and other nuts. Pistachios (and  pecans, […]

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Raw & Organic Nut News: Pistachios ~ the happy nut

Raw & Organic Nut News: Pistachios ~ the happy nut

Did you know pistachio nuts are seed fruits of the pistachio tree (Pistacia vera) and a close relative of cashews (kissing cousins- I hear). Pistachios aren’t actually nuts. Pistachio “nuts” are actually seeds of red or yellow plum-like fruits whose flesh is removed during processing. However, everyone calls them a nut because they look like “nuts” and are in the cashew family! Pistachios are called “the smiling nut” or “smiling pistachio” in Iran and the Middle East and “the happy […]

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Raw Nut News: 10 super foods for your diet

Raw Nut News: 10 super foods for your diet

Some foods are especially good at protecting the brain’s delicate nerve cells and blood vessels from the damage that accompanies aging. These foods help eliminate the renegade oxygen molecules (free radicals) spun off as the brain goes about the business of the mind. Also, the foods that are smart for the brain are also good for the heart because both rely on a steady oxygen supply. Blueberries Sweet wild blueberries are bursting with antioxidants, which mop up nasty free radicals. […]

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Raw nuts…. food for the sex Gods

Raw nuts.... food for the sex Gods

Can certain foods stimulate or affect our sexual health. According to the research, foods like celery, raw oysters, bananas, avocado, fig and some spicy foods as well as most nuts, can benefit our sexual health in many ways! According to the article,  nuts are an “excellent source of essential fatty acids, nuts are known to give your passion a hike. Rich in several kinds of minerals, they are pretty good for reproduction and sexual health. Almonds, in particular, are known […]

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Raw Nut News: Adding spice to our products is what we live by!

Raw Nut News: Adding spice to our products is what we live by!

There are many, many ingredients that are being used here, especially on production day. We have so many different flavored nuts that require an extensive list  of ingredients to keep on hand at all times. Most are from the USA but some are from other countries. There are sometimes issues sourcing them because they come from so many different countries and the sourcing companies that we work with do not always have a large supply. Most herbs, spices and liquids are always available […]

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Raw Organic Almonds ~ for the young at heart!

Raw Organic Almonds ~ for the young at heart!

Everyone has their favorite and nuts have significant health benefits for all ages, so let’s talk about almonds A small handful of almonds gives you almost 25% percent of your daily needs for magnesium, and more bone-strengthening calcium as an equal amount of cow milk! Almonds are also high in many antioxidants, such as vitamin E and selenium. Studies show that almonds may play and important role in preventing colon cancer due to their high fiber content. Almonds also help […]

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Raw walnuts ~ see how beneficial they are!

Raw walnuts ~ see how beneficial they are!

Walnuts are unique among nuts, they contain the highest amount of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3 essential fatty acid required by the human body. Our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through food. Most, if not all of us lack sufficient amounts of this essential fatty acid. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain. There have been numerous clinical studies thatsuggest […]

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Nuts: Little nuggets of health

Nuts: Little nuggets of health

Like a lot of foods, nuts can be used in so many ways. They are an ingredient in so many dishes. They mix so well with veggies and can add a distinct flavor to whatever it is that you are creating. With all the different style’s of food and preparations that span our globe nuts have always been an integral part of our ancestral diet. We have seen almonds in particular, and other nuts as well, being used and added to compliment side dishes, […]

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Are raw almonds the ‘king’ of nuts?

Are raw almonds the 'king' of nuts?

Well, That depends on who you ask. Almonds historically have been known as king for many reasons and here are just a few: Almonds are nutrient-dense and quality supply of dietary fibre, calcium and magnesium. They can help: Build muscle -Low in Carbs- Curbs your appetite–Lower cholesterol –Fight Cancer However, “Walnuts rank above peanuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios and other nuts,” said lead researcher Joe Vinson, PhD of the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. “A handful of walnuts contains almost twice as […]

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