i think i remember hearing this...but i wanted to make sure
i was at wholefoods today to buy some almond butter, as i've never had it and i figured it oughta be healthy in small portions because lately i havent taken enough fats
so i find their brand of natural almond butter
im thinking, its whole foods brand. it has to be healthy
till i get it home, look at the ingredients, and relize the almond butter is made from dry roated almonds (didnt say it on the front)
i've ehatrd dry roasting turns the fats into bad fats...should i throw it out?
Where did you hear or read this? Does it have anything artificial in it? I don't have a Whole Foods by me yet so I don't know what the ingredients are. Can you list the ingredients please?
I love roasted almond butter! Just think, it's a million times better than Jiffy(sugar, colorings, etc) and all the other brands like that. It's still good for you even though its roasted. In fact, I buy a three pound bag of almonds from Costco and roast the whole bag and munch on them when I want something healthy rather than going for the cookies. The raw almonds are too bland for me so I like them roasted. I usually do buy raw almond butter but roasted is fine if you made a "mistake".
If you really feel uncomfortable about eating it then give to a friend. If unopened, please dont throw away.
Soaking is definitely the way to go, thanks for posting this info! However, I've also heard that roasting turns the EFAs rancid. Do you know if I can soak pre-roasted nuts? My boyfriend bought $20 worth and I'm hoping I can salvage their nutritional value!
I read it is ok as long they are not salted. I can't find the post back, I read it a few weeks ago.
Don't eat too many nuts, 8-10 almonds is enough per day. I also 1-2 brasilnuts for the selenium.
This link is about nuts, but may be that can count for not too much eating almond butter too. http://www.curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=605413
I agree. I used to eat the roasted almonds like crazy before dinner and then wouldn't eat dinner! (chuckling!) So now I have about 10 of them for an afternoon snack. The oreos keep staring at me but I glare back at them while chomping on the almonds.
The local radio was talking about this information concerning the health benefits of walnuts:
1 cup almonds
¾ cup water
1 Tablespoon maple syrup or raw honey (optional)
½ teaspoon vanilla (optional)
For the smoothest consistency, use peeled almonds. Because of their alkaline nature, almonds help keep your blood at a neutral Ph. And if you buy them raw, they'll germinate when you soak them.
Soak 1 cup of almonds in 2 cups of water. If you're in a very warm climate, soak them in your refrigerator. After 8-12 hours, discard the soaking water and rinse the nuts.
In a blender, place the nuts and enough fresh water to allow the blender to operate. Blend, gradually adding enough water to achieve a smooth consistency. Yields 1 ½ - 1 ¾ cups.
1/2 C. (118 ml) raw whole almonds
2 1/2 C. (598 ml) water
2 pitted dates
Combine almonds, water, salt, and dates in the blender.
Start blender on slow speed for a few seconds, then switch to high speed, blending until smooth.
Strain milk through a fine mesh strainer to remove almond pulp, and set pulp aside. Makes 2 1/2 C.(598 ml) milk.
This quantity of water will create thick, creamy milk perfect for Blanc Mange. For other purposes, thin with water to preferred consistency.
To make almond milk sweeter, simply add more dates, Sucanat, or maple syrup.
To make almond cream, reduce the quantity of water to 1 C. (237 ml) to create a very thick liquid and strain off pulp.
USING THE PULP: Combine almond pulp with 1 t. Florida Crystals and 1/4 t. almond extract. Mix well and use as a topping for puddings and fruit desserts.