“I seek out traditional whole foods rather than highly refined meat substitutes. I look for products that have been sprouted, soaked, or fermented to help break down the indigestible cellulose in plant cell walls.”
– Ultra-marathoner, Scott Jurek, in his book “Eat & Run”
We have often been asked what is the difference between the normal nut butter that we sell and the sprouted nut butter, which we also have.
Well, I am sure most of us have had the experience of sprouting mung beans before. Sprouting of nuts really means about the same thing. The nuts are soaked for some time (usually 24 hours) causing them to begin to germinate, before they are slowly dried at low temperature. Low temperature food processing of not more than 40-46 degrees celsius is considered ideal (hence what we call “raw food”) as high heat will kill the enzymes and nutrition that is beneficial to us.
Though more time-consuming, sprouting makes nuts more digestible, as the process destroys the enzyme inhibitors, allowing the body’s natural enzymes to digest the nuts more easily.
Sprouting and slow dehydration also releases the full nutritional content of the nuts and makes the nuts crunchier. Also, because of the digestibility of sprouted nuts, these nuts are suitable for people with nut allergies.
I have found a video that illustrates how you can make your own raw sprouted almond butter at home. You will need a good blender, a dehydrator and above all, patience and a good deal of time.
In the video above, you will notice that the resulting nut butter is not exactly smooth. Rawmio & Dastony stone ground raw nut butters achieved their lusciously smooth texture by grinding them in stone grinders, which ensures not only a silky smooth texture, but also that the grinding process does not get too heated such that nutrients and enzymes are lost.
Here’s another video showing how you can stone grind your nuts (best sprouted beforehand) at home using a stone grinder. Again, you will need some patience and time, but you can get raw stone ground nut butters adjusted to your own palate.
If you don’t wish to get a dehydrator and a stone grinder and spend the time, but still want to get to savour raw organic vegan stone ground nut butters, you can purchase them straight from our store www.BGOecoshop.com.