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01-02-2010, 11:02 AM
I'm thinking of getting some almond butter, but the company I'm ordering from offer 2 different types: Whole (with skins) or White (without skins)
Do I take it that ones with skins don't taste as good, but are more nutritious? I know that alomnds are high in calcium.. is this in the skins? Any help would be great!
01-02-2010, 11:42 AM
Is the white raw? I don't know if blanching would count as cooked, although I have seen directions for blanching in a raw cookbook, I don't know if you could count on a manufacturer blanching safely. Almond skins contain some chemical that can upset your stomach, I can't remember what it is. So I guess the theory would be if you eat to many almond skins it might be bad for you.
01-02-2010, 12:31 PM
What company is it? Make sure it's truly raw because most aren't regardless of the raw label. It's better if you can get one sprouted.
Blanching counts as cooked.
01-02-2010, 03:43 PM
Oh I forgot to mention about that... it does say specifically on the website the almonds are blanched via a non-heat method, and they only sell raw products, so I trust them ;) I had not heard about skins of almonds upsetting stomachs?? Anyone else heard of this?
01-02-2010, 04:30 PM
Some companies that make raw almond butter are still using California almonds that have been pastuerized, so it isn't really raw. I recently bought a jar of questionable rawness because I didn't want to use the extra gas or pay the extra $10 to get a jar of butter made from truly raw almonds. No harm done. ;)
01-03-2010, 07:06 AM
Does anyone know if there is a lot of nutritional value in the almond skins? Knowing that almonds are a great source of good calcium is an incentive to have almond butter, but if the calcium is in the skins, then i'd buy the whole almonds butter. I know that with sesame seeds the calcium and iron are all in the outer shell, so wondered if its the same for alomonds?
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