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Organic nuts?

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Created June 13, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Are nuts important to buy organic? I only eat a handful of raw brazil and mac nuts daily, but can't find organic ones, so I get them from the grocery store.. Bad?

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on June 14, 2014
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The Stanford study debunked this, virtually no difference in nutrient or fat profile. Organic eating is about avoiding toxins not nutrients.

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Haha.. My bad

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on June 14, 2014
at 11:31 AM

Try for raw nuts that you can soak/dehydrate/sprout at home. Soaking of the nuts helps in decreasing phytic acid present in the nuts, which helps in improving nutrient uptake and digestibility. I personally have experienced that soaking helps in making nuts fluffier and lighter with crispy texture. I believe that organic nuts with stages of soaking/sprouting at home bring more benefits and you know that it is done correctly.

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on June 14, 2014
at 03:59 AM

I'm not really sure I'd be concerned about it if I couldn't get organic. I do think the nutrition profile of organic food is much better, but if you can't find it, then you gotta deal with it.

I would still soak the nuts and then dry them again in a very low oven (220 F) if you can get it low enough. The phytates are dangerous in both types of nuts. Though I think macadamias may be less dangerous than most as far as phytates. I'd have to look it up. Almonds though, I'd either blanch or soak.

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on June 14, 2014
at 07:17 PM

The Stanford study debunked this, virtually no difference in nutrient or fat profile. Organic eating is about avoiding toxins not nutrients.

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http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/FoodborneIllness...

Not a ton of data on nuts. but what the have shows that the vast majority of the nuts sampled showed no residue. An no samples showed violative amounts.

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on June 13, 2014
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Probably less important than other foods as they tend to have thick shells. The real question is, does the pesticide make its way into the plant and into the nut from what's sprayed on the leaves?

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