RAW + ALIVE
Organic, Pre-Soaked, Vegan, Raw, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free snacks
Nate here! Did you know that nuts and seeds contain phytic acid and other enzyme inhibitors that rob you of vital minerals and cause digestive distress?
What is Sprouting?
By soaking the nuts and seeds in a solution of Celtic salt and water for at least 12 hours this helps to neutralize the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors thus making the nuts and seeds more digestible. Pre-soaking (sprouting) also creates a host of nutritional benefits including: more protein and fiber, more bioavailable minerals, more B vitamins, more Omega-3s, and more life-giving enzymes!
Classic Wisdom in a Modern Age?
I follow in the footsteps of Dr. Weston A. Price and “Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon and I promise to bring the nutritional traditions and wisdom of the past back to you so that you and your family can rest assured they are not only getting a quality food, but that it was personally prepared with its maximum life-giving benefits.
Why would I want Nate's?
If you eat nuts and seeds then Nate’s Raw Harvest is truly the healthiest option for you on the market. Others try to imitate, but always cut corners with shorter soaking and drying times, drying temperatures too high to preserve enzymes, pasteurized almonds, non-organic ingredients, unnecessary added sugars or oils, or high prices! Nate’s Raw Harvest uses certified organic, raw , unpasteurized, non-genetically modified, gluten-free ingredients. It’s just good ol’ nuts, seeds, and spices. They are great for stand-alone snacks, before or after your workout, or additions to your salads, yogurts, and other recipes. Did I mention they taste great!? We also offer shipping discounts!
HOW DO I PREPARE IT?
Not only is the quality of food important, but so is how it is prepared. That's why pre-soaking, sprouting, and low-temperature drying are the norm at Nate's Raw Harvest.
Step 1: Raw Harvest
My first and most important step in making Nate's Raw Harvest products is selecting the ingredients. I make sure to find only the highest quality food ingredients and that means certified organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, raw nuts, seeds, and spices.
All food ingredients are kept either vacuum sealed, refrigerated, or both until time of production and are only made within two weeks of delivery. After anything is sprouted it is either packaged within 24 hours to reduce oxygen exposure and loss of nutrition or sealed and refrigerated. This preserves the maximum amount of enzymatic activity and freshness.
Step 2: Pre-Soaking
In nature, phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors that are naturally present on nuts and seeds prevent them from sprouting if the environmental conditions are not ideal. After enough rain and moisture are present, the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors are neutralized thus allowing the sprout to form and grow. Since humans cannot digest phytates and enzyme inhibitors they will disrupt digestion and block us from absorbing vital minerals such as phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and selenium. This may lead to possible mineral deficiencies and contribute to many health problems.
At Nate's Raw Harvest, I follow in Nature's footsteps. All food ingredients are soaked in filtered water and Celtic sea salt to begin the neutralization of phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors. The water neutralizes the phytic acid while the Celtic salt neutralizes the enzyme inhibitors and creates a slightly alkaline pH in the nuts as well as providing extra trace minerals. Depending on the specific nut or seed, the soaking process can take anywhere from 6 to 12 hours.
Step 3: Drying
Once the pre-soaking is complete the nuts and seeds are rinsed off and it's time to dry! While roasting may save time, it also destroys much of the enzymes and nutrition. Following nature's example, anything drying out in the sun is rarely higher than 105-118 degrees Fahrenheit. We try to mimic nature the same way. This allows a light, crisp texture that tastes amazing while keeping the food raw and preserving the life-giving enzymes. The drying process takes at least 72 hours.
Step 4: Great Snacks!
Now it's time to eat! With so many choices and uses it can be hard to know what to pick. I've made it easy for you with the listed health benefits of each food and ways you can use them. Nate's Raw Harvest products are snacks and food ingredients. You can eat them right out of the bag, mix them with other foods, or add them in a recipe or dessert. They will stay fresh if kept in a sealed container for up to 4 months room-temperature, but are best kept refrigerated for maximum freshness up to 12 months.
When it comes to raw food snacks and ingredients Nate's Raw Harvest provides the highest quality products prepared the right way. I firmly believe that health is not only what you eat, but how you prepare it. Enjoy!
Nate selects only the best ingredients.
- Certified 100% Organic (except for Pecans)
- Gluten-free, Soy-free, Dairy-free, Peanut-free, Grain-free
- Vegan and Vegetarian
- No processed sugars or oils added to anything.
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