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I can eat them right? Raw peanuts and raw pecans?
I cut out the yogaurt.
04-07-2009, 11:07 PM
Yes of course !
I prefer to soak my nuts over night before eating them. I find this helps to digest them.
We do not eat peanuts for this reason:
"Peanuts are susceptible to molds and fungal invasions. Of particular concern is aflatoxin, a poison produced by a fungus called Aspergillus flavus. Aflatoxin is a known carcinogen that is twenty times more toxic than DDT and has also been linked to mental retardation and lowered intelligence."
04-07-2009, 11:31 PM
plus raw peanuts taste yucky,imo
Oh, great. Just when I thought I was doing so well, :(
Thanks for the information. This will be my last bag then.
04-08-2009, 12:13 AM
"Peanuts are susceptible to molds and fungal invasions. Of particular concern is aflatoxin, a poison produced by a fungus called Aspergillus flavus. Aflatoxin is a known carcinogen that is twenty times more toxic than DDT and has also been linked to mental retardation and lowered intelligence."[/QUOTE]
Is this true also of pistachios?
04-08-2009, 12:18 AM
No I don't believe so, pistachios are good :)
04-08-2009, 12:26 AM
From the Internet:
Aflatoxin has been found so frequently in pistachio nuts from countries in the Middle East, that it has created great concern about its possible presence in pistachios grown in California.
Several recent studies suggested preharvest contamination of pistachio nuts with A. flavus, the fungus producing the aflatoxin.
Aflatoxin was also detected on early split nuts, infested and non-infested by the navel orangeworm.
The elimination of early split nuts after harvest would require extensive and expensive sorting
before hulling. While such a sorting apparition would be very costly if done by humans, electronic
colour sorters could detect early split nuts after hulling by the distinctly dark surfaces. The shells of
early split nuts usually have strains; a characteristic dark stain along the suture can help the
identification and sorting of the nuts. Aflatoxin analyses of early split nuts shows that more than 99%
of the aflatoxin contamination is associated with early split nuts. Therefore, it is mandatory that these
nuts are recognised and sorted out to reduce aflatoxin to non-detectable levels.
04-08-2009, 12:28 AM
Thanks for the info!
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