Yay! I had the pleasure of trying another raw sprouted product – Better Than Roasted’s “Just 4 Nutz!” This is a yummy combo of certified organic almonds, cashews, pecans and walnuts. The process of soaking and drying nuts and seeds at low temps, releases the enzyme inhibitors, preserves the natural enzymes and the result is a totally crunchy, fresh-tasting nut – even tastes slightly sweet especially the cashews. The pecans tasted caramelly!
When I first started eating germinated nuts years ago, the taste took some getting used to. I think that the fat content is reduced as the nut begins to come out of “hibernation” and sprout, resulting in a lighter taste. Now when I taste an unsprouted nut, they just don’t seem as fresh and “alive” to me, especially the ones out of store bulk bins where the oxidize quickly.
The best of course of action is to crack fresh in-shell nuts yourself & then sprout and dehydrate them, but THAT is a lot of work! So it’s nice that Blue Mountain Organics offer a ton of different sprouted nuts and nut butters. It’s a bit more expensive obviously than regular nuts and butters, but I think it’s totally worth it.
Check out the Blue Mountain Organics website. They have some really interesting items like Sprouted Hazelnut Butter (hazelnut + raw cacao = awesome dessert possibilities!) and Black Sesame Seed Butter rich in iron, magnesium, manganese and copper. I bet that would make a killer delicious and nutritious hummus. They also have a range of different products like raw cashew ice cream, raw spices and superfoods like sunflower lecithin, maca, cacao and lucuma. ALL ORGANIC – good stuff!
Blue Mountain Organics has offered to give Healthy Simple Living readers a 20% discount from today until May 17 when you use the coupon code NUTTY. That is really generous – thank you Blue Mountain!
And just for the record, I did not receive any compensation nor was I under any obligation to write this review. I wrote it because I like to support companies that are creating healthful products and I also love to extend special deals to my readers when I can.