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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Me too! I love my almond butter, please tell me it isn't bad for me!!!

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: Thinking about the same thing...
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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)
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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.
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I think the temp goes up to 350 for roasting nuts, which would make the oils rancid.

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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!

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in fact there is, but you DON'T want to know how much it costs!
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are you talking about rejuvenative foods? Last I looked it was 17.99 (last year). WAY expensive.
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Rejuventaive is raw. What company makes it with soaked almonds?

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Aha! I found some. Raw Guru makes it.

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Ooh! They also have *truly* raw cashews. Look out paypal, here I come!

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also pricey $$$ but you can get some soaked and dehydrated at wilderness family naturals too. http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/nut_butter.htm
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while googling raw guru I foung the most amazing website... empoweredfoods.com... they have raw chocolate peanutbutter cups made with wild jungle peanuts (I'm sensitive to conventional) and other amazing looking treats. And my sister told me she has a discount code... (drool).
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also pricey $$$ 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:
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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
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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!

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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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Oooh, I love all Oneluckyduck's stuff. Up until 5 months ago I lived in S. Cal near a Mother's Market, a hfs that caters to rich health nuts (it's near Huntington Beach and Newport Beach) which include a lot of raw foodists. They had SO many interesting raw food treats. I miss it so much! Though my wallet doesn't...
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So true! That's what I was thinking when I first tried the macroons -- "I'm going to end up broke because of my raw dessert addiction."


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have you had their rosemary crackers? They are to DIE for!
Oh no, I haven't tried them yet, will definately get some next time though!
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Those macaroons are amazing! I tried to make them myself, but they weren't anywhere near as good . They also have these cocoa crispy things that have buckwheat groats in them. They are so delicious with raw milk as a breakfast cereal... OK, now I'm going to have to make an order from the website. There is a lot of great food in the SF Bay area, but I haven't found anything quite like Mother's.
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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!
Thanks CeciMami! I am most definitely going to try making my own next time. Same with the rejuvenative foods sauerkraut - it's almost $9 for a little jar and I know I could make it myself easily enough.

If anyone has a recipe for the raw cocoa crispys with buckwheat groats I would LOVE to try to make those! I am going to make NT's kasha casserole next and it will be my first experience with buckwheat groats. I'm off to get them sprouting right now.
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The two extremely beautiful people who run oneluckyduck, just came out with an extremely beautiful book of recipes. While I doubt they're going to give away their product line recipes, it's worth a look. Maybe it will give away secrets that will then unlock the mysteries of how they make their macaroons and cocoa crispies. I saw it at Whole Foods today... next time I go I'm going to spend some time with it...
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Does soaking overnight and roasting (on warm) for 24 hours, almonds, actually "sprout" them?
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I always get roasted because I'm allergic to some raw nuts. Plus, roasted tastes a whole lot better.

What bugs me is that all the nut butter companies think folks who buy alternative nut butters want them with no salt. Yuck. Salt completes the nut flavour. I have to add my own each time and stir it in.

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