Almonds Raw Activated Fairtrade Single Origin Cert. Organic(5kg)

$207.00





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  • Best Before (not an expiry date): 30-Apr-2019
  • Produced by: Loving Earth
  • Country of origin: Spain
  • Certified organic (ACO)
  • Suitable for gluten free diets
  • Suitable for vegans and all types of vegetarians
  • GMO-free, BPA-free and not tested on animals
  • Product code: F02019
  • Short URL: http://obg.com.au/2019
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2kg (11.4lb)
  • This product can be shipped to: Australia (all states & terrritories)


Our Special Bulk Price $207.00
 
Yes, we love Activated Almonds too!
Highly nutritious activated soaked almonds from Valencia - a sweeter batch this time!

    * sugar free
    * gluten free
    * dairy free
    * vegan
    * low GI.

What are activated almonds?
They are raw organic almonds that are soaked for 12 hours to deactivate the enzyme inhibitors. Raw nuts are hard to digest because of these enzyme inhibitors.

Soaking the nuts releases these inhibitors making them much easier to digest. The nuts are then dehydrated at a low 40ºC for 24 hours to maintain their raw nature and increase their 'crunch' . (Roasting nuts kills alot of their nutrient value).

So essentially activating the nuts allows us to benefit fully from the nutrients they have to offer. The nuts are also much plumper and more satisfying. An activated nut is essentially a germinated nut.

Dehydrated nuts have a similar flavour and texture to roasted nuts, however are much more nutrient dense and taste much fresher. Activating nuts makes the nutrients more digestible and easier to assimilate, they also taste delicious!

Why should nuts be activated?
Enzyme inhibitors prevent nuts from sprouting at inappropriate times. This is an evolutionary mechanism that ensures nuts only sprout when environmental conditions will support the growth of young plants. Phytic acid and oxalic acid are examples of enzyme inhibitors, and are found in varying ratios depending on the nut.

Of the four seasons, springtime is when we see nature come to life. Environmental conditions support the germination of seeds into seedlings. Rainfall is responsible for deactivating the enzyme inhibitors, which when coupled moderate spring temperatures supports the growth of freshly germinated seedlings into young plants.

These enzyme inhibitors also prevent the nuts from being over eaten by animals in the wild. In humans' regular consumption of nuts with enzyme inhibitors, can result in digestive distress in much the same way gluten does. Constipation, stomach cramps and bloating are examples of some issues people have eating raw, unactivated nuts. This is why nut activation is an important process.


Certified Organic, Fairly Traded, Single Origin Raw Activated Plain Almonds (5kg) produced by Loving Earth.
 
Source:
Loving Earth's almonds are certified organic and harvested from an amazing project in Uzbekistan involved in restoring badly degraded countryside and providing sustainable jobs for a previously impoverished local community. Taking perfection one step further, the activation and dehydration of these almonds, gives them an almost roasted taste. This process maintains the nutritive qualities traditionally associated with almonds.

Serving suggestion:
Activated Almonds are versatile and can be used in many ways. Fitness industry professionals often snack on, and recommend almonds as a healthy snack because of its high protein and low carbohydrate and fat content.

Health Benefits:
Various studies have shown that almonds have an affinity for cardio vascular health. Almonds naturally contain no Cholesterol, however are able to regulate cholesterol in our bodies by reducing LDL ('bad') cholesterol and increase HDL ('good') cholesterol. The Ayurvedic system of medicine considers almonds to be both brain and nervous system supporting. Anti-inflammation, immune boosting and liver supportive qualities have also recently been published in various medical journals.

Ingredients: Certified organic raw activated almonds

Store: in cool, dry cupboard away from direct sunlight.

Origin: Made in Australia from imported ingredients
Certification: ACO (Australian Certified Organic), Fairly Traded, Single Origin