FACTS ABOUT NUTS
Nuts are packed with all sorts of nutrients, including minerals, proteins, and unsaturated fats, “heart healthy” Omega 3, essential daily fibres, Vitamin E, and plant sterols (a substance that lowers cholesterol). Thus they should form an important part of our everyday eating plan.
However, nuts are high in fats and calories, so it is advisable to always eat them in controlled, balanced portions. The natural, raw nut is always the preferred healthy choice.
We take great care in the sourcing, handling, storage and processing of our products. Some nuts are sourced locally and others are imported from specific areas due to the climate and regional requirements most suitable environment for their growth. Where possible, we source and prefer local products.
HOW TO EAT RAW NUTS AND SEEDS
We recommend that you wash and dry raw seeds and nuts with room temperature water and a clean cotton cloth to dry. You can add a smidgen of bicarbonate of soda to the washing water, which assists in removing some nasties.
The best way to eat seeds or nuts is to soak them overnight to initiate the sprouting process, which makes fats and proteins more digestible. Rinse again with some water to clean them up further, and dry them on a cotton dish cloth before eating raw.
You can also roast them in your oven with a little good oil (such as olive oil) and some spices of your choice. Please be careful to only lightly roast them, as overheating makes their oils harmful. Roasting also reduces the effect of rancidity and decreases “oiliness”, making the nuts and seeds easier to digest.
Their medicinal value is increased when chewed well. Eaten in large quantities, they can cause digestive problems.
FOREIGN OBJECTS AND OTHER POTENTIAL NASTIES
The utmost care is taken to prevent any foreign objects passing through our processes other than the product itself, but on rare occasions people do find other objects among the nuts or seeds. If this happens, please be in touch with us immediately with as much information as possible, and if you can, some photographs. We need to investigate all the stages along the supply chain, from the source to the situation.
Also, if there’s something you don’t like about the taste of any of our products, please also be so kind as to report it to us. Certain storage conditions and/or transport can result in these products spoiling ‒ especially in periods of high temperature and humidity.
Nutmania’s processes are in alignment with legislated best practices, but if any of the above occur, Nutmania cannot be held liable for compensation, other than the normal product replacement and/or its cost. Nutmania’s indemnity conditions with regards to its supply and services, will therefore apply in such cases. The consumption and usage of the information on this website, and Nutmania’s products and services, are at your own risk, indemnifying Nutmania from any compensation and legal action whatsoever.