View Full Version : Are raw unshelled peanuts heat treated?
09-30-2007, 10:27 PM
I know that so many other nuts are steamed or pasteurized before they make it to the grocer. I will like to buy raw unshelled peanuts from the grocery store in future, but I am wondering if they are treated with heat prior to bagging? I hope someone knows, because I am not able to find it with google. :(
09-30-2007, 10:51 PM
hello! uh i'm not sure if they're treated...but as far as i know it's not the best idea to eat raw peanuts (why was that i forget:confused: ) sorry i don't remember exactly, but i do remember reading about that
10-01-2007, 05:28 AM
Soak and sprout the nuts in question for a few days. If they sprout little green shoots.....then they are fine. If not, I would avoid them. Just my experience.
-David Z. Mason
10-01-2007, 07:11 AM
the only "raw" peanuts i have ever seen have been blanched, which technically makes them cooked. in addition, they tasted pretty icky, as do peanuts that are completely raw. they are just really bitter and don't actually taste anything like a peanut. but yeah, see if they sprout and go from there.
10-01-2007, 12:29 PM
I have always loved raw peanuts from the grocer. Roasted I always thought tasted yucky, but the raw ones I love the taste of.
Blanched? Yes, that sounds unhealthy. :( I will try to find a supplier of truly raw ones.
Thanks guys. :)
10-01-2007, 12:56 PM
I have found Raw peanuts at my health food store...I'm assuming they indeed are Raw because they are labeled as such, whereas the other peanuts...roasted, salted, blanched, etc., aren't...........but maybe I should I ask.........they do have a much fresher taste than the others.....we keep them in our fridge or freezer.......now, if we shouldn't be eating them for other reasons, then we should look at that!!!! Deb
10-01-2007, 06:28 PM
Hi, dk. :)
I have read that when they sell almonds even at health food stores, and the almonds are shelled and labeled as 'raw', they have often been pasteurized. The heat damages the nuts, but the nuts are not labeled as pasteurized. At least, that's my understanding.
Be well. :)
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