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Bought some raw nuts... now what?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 21, 2012 at 5:51 AM

Bought some raw unroasted unsalted nuts in the supermarket today. I think Almonds, pecans, pistachios (in the shell), and already have some Brazil nuts and roasted/salted (but no oil) macadamia nuts. Do I need to soak them overnight? Should I just throw them in the toaster oven for 15min at a low temp? If so, then should I toss them in coconut or olive oil or just plain? Or maybe should I just eat them the way they are?

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on February 21, 2012
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so that's what the problem was when I tried it. Yuck.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on February 21, 2012
at 11:08 AM

I was going to say this! Open mouth, insert nut. Close mouth, chew.

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on February 21, 2012
at 06:08 AM

I have used olive oil, and it works great. I roast at a fairly high heat (say 450), so you want to use an oil with a high smoke point.

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on February 21, 2012
at 05:56 AM

what oils can I use? I have coconut, olive (EV and refined), and macadamia readily available.

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on February 21, 2012
at 06:08 AM

Just eat them the way they are...

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on February 21, 2012
at 11:08 AM

I was going to say this! Open mouth, insert nut. Close mouth, chew.

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on February 21, 2012
at 07:58 AM

Some raw, some roasted, some chopped up into your own protein bars.

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on February 21, 2012
at 06:46 AM

Soak. Dessicate. Lightly roast. Sliver and top. Nut flours.

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on February 21, 2012
at 06:43 AM

Check out the Weston Price Foundation's website for instructions on soaking nuts. Don't soak the almonds though, because they are not truly raw unless you live in California and bought them directly from the farmer. Soaking almonds that aren't truly raw will result in soft, spongy almonds. Yuck.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on February 21, 2012
at 11:08 AM

so that's what the problem was when I tried it. Yuck.

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0266737ea1782946902fd3f8e60fa0b9

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on February 21, 2012
at 05:55 AM

toss them with a little oil, and add seasoning of your choice. One idea is to go just with salt. Another is to dice up a little rosemary and add a pinch of cayenne with your salt (our household fave). But there are a million choices.

Alternately, you could throw them in a food processor with some dried fruit, and presto-homemade Lara bars!

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on February 21, 2012
at 05:56 AM

what oils can I use? I have coconut, olive (EV and refined), and macadamia readily available.

0266737ea1782946902fd3f8e60fa0b9

(2504)

on February 21, 2012
at 06:08 AM

I have used olive oil, and it works great. I roast at a fairly high heat (say 450), so you want to use an oil with a high smoke point.

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F4d04667059bc682540fdfd8b40f13a7

on February 21, 2012
at 05:52 AM

Just eat & enjoy!

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