Full of: healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamin E
Almonds help lower blood sugar levels, reduce blood pressure, and lower cholesterol levels. They can also reduce hunger and promote weight loss. Their monounsaturated fats are sure to leave you feeling satiated!
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.
Sprouting (also known as activating) disarms the inedible tannins and toxins that reside in the nut that prevent it from prematurely germinating in nature.
Sprouting noticeably transforms a normally dense nut into a much lighter, easier to digest nut that is more alkaline and has enhanced nutritional delivery.
The sprouting process also provides the nut with more vital life forcebecause 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 can damage the healthy polyunsaturated fats in nuts.
Did you know ALL U.S. grown almonds are pasteurized? Pasteurization destroys flavor and nutritional value. Most U.S. pasteurization occurs by gassing the almonds in a chemical called propylene oxide (PPO). PPO is considered a probable carcinogen and is illegal to use on food in most other countries in the world.
Our almonds come from organic farms in Spain and Italy where, unlike the U.S., pasteurization is not required. With all of their nutrition and flavor intact, these unpasteurized European almonds are truly raw and are therefore able to be fully sprouted. Additionally, since they come from Europe, they're closer to the original heirloom varieties of almond trees than grafted California almonds.