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Raw vs Roasted Almond Butter

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
If I'm not going to make my own using crispy nuts, which is preferable-raw or roasted? Or does it not matter-both are equally less desirable than soaked and dehydrated?
post #2 of 27
The purpose of soaking is to deactivate the enzyme inhibitors. Roasting does the same thing, only it just doesn't do as good a job of it. So IMO roasted is better than raw and unsoaked.
post #3 of 27
Hmmm, I've always bought raw almond butter because I've heard that the roasted almonds would be rancid (or rather, their oils would be rancid.) We buy this frequently, so this is interesting to me.

Thoughts?
post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by Metasequoia View Post
Hmmm, I've always bought raw almond butter because I've heard that the roasted almonds would be rancid (or rather, their oils would be rancid.) We buy this frequently, so this is interesting to me.

Thoughts?
Me too! I love my almond butter, please tell me it isn't bad for me!!!
post #5 of 27
: Thinking about the same thing...
post #6 of 27
I've always bought raw too based on the info that the more processed (or tampered with) it is the less nutrients (and enzymes) are in it. I think I got this info from my ND. She is a TFist and is big on not getting nuts from the bins etc. because of them being rancid. I don't know for sure that this is where this info came from though. (sorry to not help much)
post #7 of 27
I always bought raw almond butter too, so I'd be interested in knowing. And i paid $11.00 for raw sesame tahini, so if it's all for naught then I could save a lot of money. I did read somewhere that someone had been eating raw pumpkin seeds and developed some problems, but when they began eating roasted pumpkin seeds, their hair, nails and skin did wonderfully. That sold me, and after 2 weeks of eating roasted pumpkin seeds, my nails have never, and I mean NEVER, been longer than they are now. So I do think there are times when cooked/roasted is better than even raw/soaked. I ate some raw/soaked sunflower seeds for a time and I had some digestive issues, so I really don't know what to think, but I will definitely NOT go back to raw pumpkin seeds after these results.
post #8 of 27
I think the temp goes up to 350 for roasting nuts, which would make the oils rancid.
post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
Is there a company that makes soaked almond butter? I really don't want to have to make it myself but I will if I have to. Yet another chore...I'll never again get to take a bubble bath! There's no time!
post #10 of 27
in fact there is, but you DON'T want to know how much it costs!
post #11 of 27
are you talking about rejuvenative foods? Last I looked it was 17.99 (last year). WAY expensive.
post #12 of 27
Thread Starter 
Rejuventaive is raw. What company makes it with soaked almonds?
post #13 of 27
Thread Starter 
Aha! I found some. Raw Guru makes it.
post #14 of 27
Thread Starter 
Ooh! They also have *truly* raw cashews. Look out paypal, here I come!
post #15 of 27
also pricey $$$ but you can get some soaked and dehydrated at wilderness family naturals too. http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/nut_butter.htm
post #16 of 27
while googling raw guru I foung the most amazing website... empoweredfoods.com... they have raw chocolate peanutbutter cups made with wild jungle peanuts (I'm sensitive to conventional) and other amazing looking treats. And my sister told me she has a discount code... (drool).
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by rosewater View Post
also pricey $$$ but you can get some soaked and dehydrated at wilderness family naturals too. http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/nut_butter.htm
I wonder what they're going to do once the almond pasteurization goes into effect? I LOVE WFN:
post #18 of 27
I need to check out the WFN website...

Also, you might be interested oneluckyduck.com website, they sell raw sprouted nut butters and raw sprouted nuts among other totally delicious snacks (I highly recommend the chocolate macroons, mmm..): http://oneluckyduck.com/index.asp?Pa...ROD&ProdID=252
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by freespirited View Post
And i paid $11.00 for raw sesame tahini, so if it's all for naught then I could save a lot of money.
Tahini is SUPER easy to make yourself so save your money! It's basically sesame seeds thrown in the food processor with olive oil and blended till it's a thick pouring consistency! Google tahini recipe and you'll find many variations on that recipe...I roast mine just a little before processing and use it in my homemade hummus...yummy!
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by isaoma View Post
I need to check out the WFN website...

Also, you might be interested oneluckyduck.com website, they sell raw sprouted nut butters and raw sprouted nuts among other totally delicious snacks (I highly recommend the chocolate macroons, mmm..): http://oneluckyduck.com/index.asp?Pa...ROD&ProdID=252
have you had their rosemary crackers? They are to DIE for!
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