Organic Sprouted Hazelnuts (1 lb) Product of Turkey
For the simple pleasure of the full nut flavor. Although unflavored, it is still germinated (soaked) and gently dried! Some people use the term 'activating' to describe this method.
Why soak (sprout)?
Sprouting nuts is similar to the process that they would undergo in nature. When a nut falls off a tree during the Autumn months, it sits on the ground until spring when it begins to germinate and grow.
The benefits to doing this are first to disarm the inedible tannins and toxins that reside in the nut that prevent it from prematurely germinating in nature.
The effect this has on the product is noticeable in how it transforms a normally dense nut into a much lighter, easier to digest nut that is more alkaline with enhanced nutritional delivery.
The sprouting process also provides the nut with more vital life force due to the fact that the nut is now further along in its growth cycle as opposed to being ungerminated. * All our sprouted nuts/seeds are soaked in water from a pristine, naturally alkaline deep well in Maine (not city water!)
We dehydrate as opposed to roasting to protect the oil in the nuts from going rancid. Roasting might damage the healthy polyunsaturated fats in nuts.
Hazelnuts are good sources of certain essential nutrients — especially B-vitamins needed for nerve and heart health — with a one-ounce serving (small handful) providing substantial amounts of vitamin B1, vitamin B6, and folate....From Turkey