Hi all - happened to open a bag of trader joe's raw cashew nuts this evening and was chomping on them good thing I was looking at each individual nut because I came across a nut with a cocoon on one. I got so disgusted that I ran to the bathroom and threw up. Here I was trying to clean my body and take bugs out of my system by being on the parasite cleanse and I am actually putting bugs in. Anything like this happen to anyone else with raw nuts or organic food?
I swear I am not making this up. Today I bought 2 bags of SunRidge Farms Raw Almonds for half price and have been snacking on them as I surf the net. I noticed one had a hole in it so I split it open, but nothing inside. It was definitely was a bug or worm hole though. Now I check each one for holes!
Matter of fact I am going to check them all now. Thanks! ;)
experience #1: As a kid I used to eat "GooGoo Clusters" until the summer I bought one of these and opened it--it was crawling with all sorts of lively critters. This has also happened with other GooGoo Clusters and candybars with nuts. Wasn't until later that I was told that this is the time of year that whatever is living in nuts tends to hatch out when the temps get warm. Since then I've made it a practice not to eat nuts during hot weather. Perhaps it's a universal thing that nuts contain eggs or whatever, regardless of raw, roasted or cooked in some manner and they just hatch out in warm weather.
experience #2: I decided to be tough and make my own Black-Walnut tincture one year, as my mom's back yard had two Black-Walnut trees. I was in process of opening the green/black hulls and scraping out the black stuff to tincture when I found fat, healthy worms living in it. How this reconciles with bw as being good for parasites, I'm still not clear on. Gave up that project on the spot and have since bought the bottled stuff for the parasite cleanses.
experience #3: I had a previoiusly opened container of Superfood (Schulze's product) that I had not used in months. When I took the top off, there lying on the top was one of the liveliest, fattest, juiciest worms I've ever seen.
I think it's interesting that yes, indeedy, the worms found especially in the black walnuts and the Superfood were absolutely some of the healthiest I've ever run across!
All in all, it hasn't made me give up on Superfood, bw tincture or even candybars (unfortunately)--but I no longer buy candybars with nuts in them during the warm months. --However, I do toss everything I find inhabited by critters and buy fresh.
Lol, since this is turning into a "bug eating" thread...
About 10 years ago I was at a beach hotel and bought a box of shredded mini-wheats cereal at a 7-11 and was eating them out of the box, watching tv. I noticed a tiny moth flying around and didn't think much until I saw the second one on the box... so I looked in the box and there were more moths and some larvae crawling around in my mini-wheats. I think I pretty much heaved it all out, finger-throat method...
i wonder how long that box was sitting on the shelf! i tend to not buy stuff like that at convenience stores just for that reason.......because not many people end up buying their cereals from a gas station.
in parasite clenses Black-Walnut is not the only ingredient! by itself is not strong enough to kill parasites, that is why the have clove oil,wormwood and sometimes pumpkin seeds in the clenses! also some clenses have other parasite killing ingredients in them
I remember being totally repulsed the first time I cooked grown in the garden broccoli and saw dozens of little worms float to the top. My hillbilly grandma just skimmed them off and said that proved they were organic. It took me awhile to be able to eat broccoli again. Here in the country, people aren't as touchy about critters in their food. When I got upset about seeing a frog in the spring where we got our drinking water, the neighbor who was repairing the pump just spit (fortunately not in the water) and said "shoot fire, water ain't fit to drink lessn' somethins peed in it". I think that's when I got hooked on Coke.
On a more serious note, my doctor told me one reason vegetarians in India have less of a problem with vitamin B-12 deficiency than American vegetarians is because they consume enough insect parts in their grains and veggies to provide adequate amounts of the essential vitamin.
Being from the Country myself, I understand what you mean by the Hillbilly Grandma and all that. Mine used to have a Chestnut tree outside her house and we would go out and pick them up off the ground and husk them (MIND THE SPINES "OUCH")and put them in a glass jar to eat later. I used to love raw chestnuts and i have found more than a few live worms in them, just chuck those away. Also I remember once when I was very young I was helping my Mother cook supper one evening. I opened the Cornmeal and inside were larvae crawling around in this Cornmeal which had been contained in an airtight container. When I freaked out about it I was shrugged off with "All Cornmeal has bugs in it, its only they haven't hatched yet. Shit guess we have to go to the store and get Meal now." at first I was utterly disgusted. But as the years have gone by I no longer look at it that way. Don't get me wrong. I don't have any want to try Grasshopper on a stick! I just understand now that certain things have bugs in them. Not the least of which being peanut butter which has certain ALLOWED amounts of bug parts and excrement in it..Ah well MORE PROTEIN!