RAW nuts VS Roasted nuts
Dec 02,2019 04:05:35 PM
At Superfood Lab we only sell to our consumers RAW nuts rather than processed roasted nuts, you want to know why?
Nuts used to be considered high in fatty content and not “snacky” material, now they are considered as highly nutritional and valuable as a daily snack! The type of processing nuts undergo can affect their nutritional benefit; some alternative health professionals advocate eating nuts raw rather than cooked. Both raw and roasted nuts have benefits and drawbacks; most nuts sold as raw have actually been dried or soaked to remove harmful substances.
According to healthyeating.com, Raw nuts that haven’t been soaked or dried contain substances that can cause harm. Plants such as nuts contain enzymes or other substances that protect the plant from germinating too soon or from being eaten by insects. Phytic acid in raw nuts protects the plant but can block your body from absorbing nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc. Soaking the nuts or drying them removes the phytic acid. Getting too much phytic acid in your diet can lead to nutritional deficiencies.
The nuts you buy in the store have generally been roasted, often in oil. Nuts naturally contain little sodium, but commercial manufacturers often add salt to their nuts. If you’re watching your sodium intake, look for unsalted nuts or RAW nuts at our Superfood Lab outlets and stores.