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 sea salt 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 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!?
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 food ingredients. I make sure to find only the highest quality food products 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 for production and are only made within two weeks of delivery. After anything is sprouted it is either packaged within 48 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 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 phosphorous, calcium, iron, and magnesium, leading to possible mineral deficiencies and contributing 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 gets rid of the phytic acid while the Celtic sea salt takes care of the remaining enzyme inhibitors and also insures a slightly alkaline pH in the nuts as well as providing extra trace minerals. The soaking process can take anywhere from 8 to 24 hours.
Step 3: Drying
Once the pre-soaking is complete the nuts and seeds are rinsed off and it is time to dry! While roasting nuts may save time, it also destroys 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 atleast 48-72 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 last several months on your counter with the bag kept closed, but are best kept refrigerated for maximum freshness up to 12 months.
When it comes to raw food snacks and ingredients you can rest assured that Nate’s Raw Harvest provides the highest quality products prepared the right way. I firmly believe that it’s not only what you eat, but how you prepare it! Enjoy!
Nate's selects only the best ingredients.
- Organic (except for Pecans)
- Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Peanut-Free
- Vegan and Vegetarian
- No added sugars or oils to any nuts, seeds, or mixes
Thanks for the love:
- Live Food
- Super Foods
A Quest for Healthier Food
Our Food is Under Attack
Who is Nate?
Nathan Jackson is a personal trainer and holistic lifestyle and nutrition coach in McKinney, TX. His passion for high-quality nutrition led him to the decision to create Nate’s Raw Harvest and bring the benefits of sprouted, organic, raw foods to the public. Nathan, 35, was born and raised in Ft.Worth and spends his free time with his partner and their three sons. He has a degree in exercise science from UT Arlington and has been certified through ACSM, NASM, and the CHEK Institute.
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