Raw Activated Nuts

Raw Activated Nuts

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What are activated nuts?
An activated nut is a nut that has been soaked and sprouted to release its enzyme inhibitors.

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.

  * sugar free
  * gluten free
  * dairy free
  * low GI
  * GE free

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How do we activate our nuts?
An activated nut is essentially a germinated nut. The activation process requires nuts to be soaked in water for a period of 12-24 hours depending on the nut variety. This deactivates the enzyme inhibitors and brings the nut to life. Once our nuts have been soaked, we then dehydrate them at low temperatures (40 degrees) over a 24-hour period. 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!

Activated Almonds Plain - Raw Planet Organic

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Our almonds are Demeter certified organic almonds. The activation and dehydration of these almonds, gives them an almost roasted taste. This process maintains the nutritive qualities traditionally associated with almonds.

Our activation process involves soaking the almonds in filtered water before dehydrating this, which makes them really plump and gives an almost roasted taste. This process maintains the nutritive qualities traditionally associated with almonds.

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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.

Serving Suggestions
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. They are  also a great addition to anti-pasto platters & savoury trail mixes. 

Ingredients: organic almonds

Nutrition Information
Plain Almonds
Serving Size 50g

 Per ServePer 100g
Energy1260kj2510kj
Protein9.8g19.5g
Fat-total27.4g54.7g
   - saturated1.8g3.7g
Carbohydrate-total2.4g4.8g
   - sugars2.4g4.8g
Sodium 3mg5mg

Activated Walnuts Plain - Raw Planet Organic

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Walnuts are renowned for their fatty acid profile and high omega 3 content. They are also a significant source of protein and dietary fibre. Activated walnuts have a crisp, crunchy the texture making them a delectable treat!

Our Walnuts are harvested from the pristine forests around the Jinsixia National Park in China. This area is a 10,000-hectare reserve that has been certified organic by a European certification agency according to the USDA-NOP, EEC and JAS Organic standards. This certification also verifies that the wild harvesting is done in a sustainable way.

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Health Benefits
Walnuts are reputed to be a source of antioxidants and ALA (alpha linoleic acid Ð omega 3). This is important as cellular health and metabolic processes rely on quality omega 3 fats for optimal function. Vegetarians and vegans are often deficient in this essential fat, which makes walnuts a good alternative for people who choose to avoid animal products. Studies into the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids have shown that regular consumption supports lowered blood platelette aggregation (thinner blood) reducing the risk and incidence of heart disease among study participants.

In addition to heart health consumption of Omega 3's may help loose weight. Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to lower blood triglyceride levels (fat circulating in your blood) suggesting more efficient metabolism of other fats by our livers.  Consumption of walnuts has also been shown to lower cholesterol.

In addition to healthy fats, walnuts are a good source of protein, averaging about 17%. Walnuts are rich in the amino arginine. Arginine is responsible for vasodilation which supports efficient blood flow and arterial elasticity. In Chinese medicine walnuts are considered to be a kidney tonic. They are reputed to be beneficial for the brain, skin and digestive system.

Nutrition Information
Plain Walnuts: Serving Size 50g

 Per ServePer 100g
Energy1450kj2910kj
Protein7.2g14.4g
Fat-total34.6g69.2g
   - saturated2.2g4.4g
Carbohydrate-total1.5g3.0g
   - sugars1.4g2.7g
Sodium2mg3mg