BETTER ALMOND BUTTER
100% Organic, Sprouted Spanish almond butter
Sprouting nuts and seeds is nothing new, in fact humans have been doing it for thousands of years. Sprouting simply means soaking nuts or seeds in water until they begin to germinate or "sprout". Long before nutritional science, people realized that sprouted nuts and seeds made them easier to digest, and now we understand why.
All almonds have enzyme inhibitors which act as the almonds natural defenses. These inhibitors make the almond harder to digest and block your body from absorbing all of the almonds nutrients!
We understand now that the "sprouting" process actually breaks down these enzyme inhibitors by activating the almonds germination process. During the early stages of germination, almonds shed these enzyme inhibitors as they are no longer needed.
When you think of almonds you probably think of California but did you know that almonds are not even a native plant to California? Almonds originated along the Mediterranean coast of Spain and Italy and the almonds grown there are a different variety of almond than the ones grown in the U.S.
Spanish almonds are much sweeter and have a creamier texture than the more common mission almond grown in the U.S.
However, most importantly Spanish almonds are Truly Raw, meaning they are never treated with any heat or chemicals. The reason we say "Truly Raw" is that all U.S. grown almonds are pasteurized, meaning they are treated with heat or chemicals but are still allowed to be labeled "raw"