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Activated Nuts & Seeds

The benefits of activating

Nuts and seeds are little pods of nutrition that plants create to grow up into more plants someday. And like all parents, these plants want to give their children the best start in life. Part of this is to provide them with loads of nutrition to grow big and strong; but only when conditions are right for growing. At the same time they also want to give the little nuts or seeds protection from animals that may want to eat the baby seed.
 
This nurturing and protection usually comes in the form of enzyme inhibitors that stop the nuts and seeds from sprouting and releasing their nutrients until conditions are perfect for growing. These enzyme inhibitors can make many nuts and seeds hard to digest and have even been known to give people sore stomachs upon eating too many. The enzyme inhibitors also stop the nut from releasing important macro and micro nutrients.
 
As another defence, the nuts and seeds contain a chemical compound called phytic acid which binds with important minerals such as calcium, zinc and iron. This means that your body cannot absorb these important nutrients when you eat them.
 
Activating nuts is a special process that works to get around the nuts and seeds ‘defenses’ by sprouting them first. When the nuts are taken through a process of sprouting, enzymes are released to break down the enzyme inhibitors and the phytic acid significantly reduces.
 
This process in turn makes starches in the nuts and seeds turn into complex sugars making them taste sweeter and more rich in flavour. More of the vast amounts of nutrient within the nuts and seeds become available. At the same time, the nuts and seeds become more digestible.
 
But, by this stage the activated nuts and seeds have lost one of their best culinary features – they are not crunchy. This is why ROAR nuts are then dehydrated until they are much crunchier than before (this means you actually get more nuts and seeds for your $$$). They are dehydrated at low temperatures to maintain all of the nutrients and enzyme activity. The end result is a sweeter, crunchier, more flavourful and digestible nut or seed.
 
ROAR activated nuts and seeds are all made with mostly certified organic ingredients and are not heated above 47°C. This also helps keep the healthy poly-unsaturated oils within the nut in tact and healthy – unlike a roasted nut.

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Activated Nut & Seed Product Info

 

Top Quality Organic

Almonds: are sourced from either the USA (transitional* organic Bio-gro) or Australia (ACO certified organic) depending on the time of year. Mostly we use the nonpareil variety, which are sweet and have relatively smooth skins. But occasionally we use carmels depending on availability. Carmels have a stronger ‘amaretto’ flavour and have a slightly rougher skin.

Hazelnuts: are sourced from Turkey (certified organic Ecocert) – the largest producer of hazelnuts in the world. Hazelnuts are also known as filberts or cobnuts and are harvested in the autumn time.

Walnuts: are sourced in New Zealand from small orchards around the country when available. They are Bio-gro certified organic. Otherwise we source our walnuts from California USA and they are CCOF certified organic.

Pecans: are sourced from Queensland Australia. They are super sweet and have a nutty maple syrupy flavour. They are ACO certified organic.

Brazil Nuts: are sourced from Peru. They are a mildly and distinctly flavoured nut. They are Bio-gro certified organic.

Pepitas: are sourced from China. Our suppliers make regular visits to the producers to ensure the quality of the product – on top of the fact that these pepitas (aka pumpkin seeds) are certified organic (Bio-gro), which is one of the most stringent certification bodies in the country, because they are an IFOAM (International Foundation for Organic Agriculture Movement) accredited certifier, which adds an extra level of assurance.  These pepitas are dark in colour and supremely rich in flavour. Even people who don’t like pumpkins seeds enjoy these ones!

*transitional organic means that the product is grown to full organic specifications but the farm hasn’t been certified for more than 5 years.

Nature’s very own health supplement

Almonds: are an ideal snack high in dietary fibre, which will leave you feeling satieted. Vitamin E and unsaturated fats are good for the skin, brain, heart and cells (anti-ageing). They are rich in essential vitamins and minerals for general wellbeing and packed full of high quality protein. They are also moderately anti-inflamatory (i.e. alkalising).

Hazelnuts: are an ideal snack high in dietary fibre leaving you feeling satieted. Vitamin E and unsaturated fats are good for your skin, brain, heart and cells (anti-ageing). They are rich in essential vitamins and minerals for general wellbeing and packed full of high quality protein. They are also very anti-inflammatory (i.e. alkalising).

Walnuts: are an ideal snack high in dietary fibre, which will leave you feeling satieted. High in unsaturated fats which are good for your skin, brain and heart. They are packed full of high quality protein and are high in magnesium.

Pecans: are an ideal snack high in dietary fibre, which will leave you feeling satieted. High in unsaturated fats which are good for your skin, brain and heart. They are packed full of high quality protein and are high in magnesium as well as moderate amounts of B vitamins.

Brazil Nuts: Are a good source of protein and unsaturated fats. They are also very high in magnesium which is an important mineral for the muscles and is anti-inflammatory (i.e. lower risk of heart disease and diabetes etc.).

Pepitas: are very filling (due to high dietary fibre) versus the amount of calories they contain. Which makes them a great snack for those people who are watching their weight. They are packed full of high quality protein and have a good mix of vitamins and minerals in moderate levels.

Packed full of nutrients

Almonds: high vitamin E, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese.

They are also packed full of dietary fibre, protein and unsaturated fats.

Hazelnuts: high in vitamins E, B1, B6, B9 (folate), iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese.

They are also packed full of dietary fibre,protein and unsaturated fats.

Walnuts: high vitamins B1, B6, B9 (folate), iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese.

They are also packed full of dietary fibre,protein and unsaturated fats.

Pecans: high vitamins B1, B3, B6, B9 (folate), magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, copper and manganese.

They are also packed full of dietary fibre,protein and unsaturated fats.

Pepitas: high in protein and vitamin B12 (moderately). They contain a good array of vitamins and minerals in moderate amounts.

They are also low in calories.

*Some people are allergic to treenuts and should avoid ROAR products, which are processed in a factory that processes other tree nuts.

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