Please read this article about raw nuts!
Perhaps nuts from these raw food websites that will not sprout are still raw. There must be some other factor keeping them from sprouting. Perhaps freshness?
I know that when I tried to sprout millet, only a small fraction of the seeds sprouted. However, others have had no problems whatsoever. As far as I know, the millet was raw. :)
Simple: If they sprout, they’re raw. If not, they’re cooked. I may be wrong, but I have never been able to sprout an almond or cashew from them, but people say they sprout tails with almonds and cashews from Real Raw Food. Sunfood I might trust, but Real Raw Food is completely reliable. But, then again, maybe they don’t have to be sproutable to be raw?
Quiora …GREAT if your cashews sprouted. then your trader joes gets them from a good source. my trader joes does not and has even gone so far as to tell me the cashews were not REALLY raw.
when i asked if any of the other ‘raw’ nuts were raw the employee i was talking with expressed doubts they were.
i am going to check on my local whole foods to see what they have that might be REALLY raw.
truth is… i dont really trust anyone unless they are raw foodists themselves.
‘raw from the farm’ and ‘real raw foods’ are.
i know there are others too but i cant think of their names.
lucky you that you actually got real raw cashews. i am jealous.
Oh, well, shrugs no need to be jealous!! If it turns out it’s really good quality, I’m send a full report on everything I ordered! Can’t wait to try that almond butter. Then you can decide on whether or not you want to spend the hundred dollar minimum.
One thing to keep in mind is that many foods might still be raw, but the lifeforce has been depleted. For example, a bunch of kale at the co-op picked two weeks ago, is still raw, but the lifeforce, including the enzymes, have been largely depleted.
Also, I wonder if some nuts will not sprout, regardless of whether they are raw or not. Has anyone here ever been to sprout walnuts? Or Brazil nuts? I’d like to hear any stories any of you might have. :)
You might be right achin70. Very good point.
Hmm, very good question. I think, but I’m not sure, that walnuts can sprout. But I don’t think any others can sprout. I’m not sure. Love to hear stories as well!
That’s great info, Mr. Mickmaster! :)
Asda in the uk also now has raw “kentish cobnuts” you can tell they are raw as they still have the leaves around the nuts attached and green, they are like greenish big fresh hazelnuts and are very good.
Also is the issue of food irradiation, this would kill the nut and anything on it, but would not cook the nut. however nut is dead :-( and will not sprout… Don’t know if they do irradiate nuts but other food gets irradiated so it is a posibility.