Are you buying “raw” nuts that are not really raw?
Should you pay extra for Organic nuts?
And, why bother soaking them?
Eating nuts and seeds are a great way to add vitamins, minerals, fiber, and essential fatty acids to our diet…. but only if you know what you buying and how they are prepared.
Surprisingly, most of the nuts at the markets in the United States are not really “raw”, though they may be labeled as raw. Almonds in particular are difficult to purchase raw because of a law that was passed in 2007 which required that California almonds be pasteurized before being sold in stores. So, though you may be buying Almonds in a health food store or grocery store, that are labeled as “raw”, they cannot legally sell you California grown almonds unless they were pasteurized.
So, why are they marked “raw”? It sounds like false advertising to me! more…
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