View Full Version : Buying Raw nuts and Seeds
12-12-2008, 12:07 AM
I recently bought some "raw" nuts at the grocery store and then I read somewhere that nuts that come shelled are never raw because the manufacturers heat them up really hot so they can get the shells off. I'm not new to raw foods, I've read a lot about it, but I'm new to actually trying it. Is there a good website to buy true raw nuts and seeds at, a store, anything? I live in Connecticut.
help :-) :confused:
12-12-2008, 12:18 AM
never bought here but ive friends who've and that give this farm %100 ok ,
12-12-2008, 12:21 AM
wow just checked out prices :eek: , too costy for me :cool:
12-12-2008, 04:04 AM
Yes that is a problem but I am Guilty of just buying them if it says RAW. I have read all the Controversity and it gives me a RAW Headache. I refuse to order Nuts and Seeds from online Venders when we have so many places to buy here. Is there a 100% of Anything?
12-14-2008, 07:22 PM
vegan for life recommends nuts online. i emailed them about their brazil nuts and pine nuts and they say neither are heat-dried, just air dried. also, organic walnuts from rawfromthefarm are cheaper than conventional walnuts from other places. natural zing also sells nuts like cashews and pistachios that should be raw, and almondsfromcalifornia.com sells almonds that are apparently pastueurized with some new technology that leaves them nutrient-intact and sproutable
12-15-2008, 06:41 AM
I really like www.rawfromthefarm.com . Yes, some are a bit pricey, but worth it for the quality, and you support a small family run business (run by raw foodists). You also support small-scale, organic farmers. I don't eat much nuts or seeds right now, anyways, so I can afford to splurge on some raw from the farm nuts occasionally. I get most of my fat from EVOO, fresh avocado, and coconut oil.
I bet that some nuts and seeds from the store are truly raw. For example, flax seeds and sunflower seeds that I've bought at the grocery store have sprouted, grown, and flowered when I've planted them in my garden. But with nuts from the store (unlike seeds) there's just no way of knowing for sure if they're raw, because nuts don't sprout. I will eat and buy "raw" nuts from the store ocassionally, but I prefer getting them from somewhere like rawfromthefarm.com that can vouch for how they've been grown and processed.
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