Raw food diets have become increasingly popular in recent years, and although this dietary choice is not a weight loss solution, it is a lifestyle that many choose to take part in.
Raw foodism is based on a principle that foods are at their best and most wholesome when they’re in their most natural state. Staple foods are uncooked and unprocessed. In most cases, the vast majority of one’s raw food diet is comprised of fruits and vegetables. Other popular foods include seaweed, raw organic nuts, beans, dried fruits, sprouted seeds, whole grains, and sprouts. Most raw foodists also avoid alcohol, refined sugars, and caffeine.
In terms of nutritional value, it’s a great debate. Most experts agree that raw foodism can be healthy when done properly. The key is to remain mindful of nutrient intake, particularly concerning vitamin B12, calcium, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids. If you’re a raw foodist, you can up your intake of omega-3 fatty acids by eating flaxseed, walnuts, and other raw organic nuts
At Superior Nut Company, we offer several different varieties of raw organic nuts
These nuts are available in one pound bags or ten pound cases, so no matter what the size of your pantry or family, you can get the supply you need. As for making the most of our raw organic nuts potential, there are plenty of options. Toss them in with salads, use them in pie crusts, or make your own nut butters – and those are just a few ideas!
At Superior Nut Store, we’ve come up with a simple and delicious raw salad recipe that includes the crunch and smooth nutty flavor of one of our favorite raw organic nuts: almonds. Even if you’re not a raw foodist, this recipe is sure to be a refreshing and nutritious dish.
Apple Carrot Crunch Salad
3 cups grated carrots
½ cup organic raisins
1 large apple, grated
1 stalk of celery, finely chopped
Combine together all of these ingredients into a bowl and toss. Then, you’ll need to make the dressing. For the dressing, blend together ½ cup of raw organic almonds, 1 apple (peels and cored), two grated carrots, and apple juice. Once blended to the desired consistency, combine with the salad and serve. Want an extra boost of nuts? Add some chopped raw organic almonds to the salad when serving!
NOTE: This salad and dressing recipe also works well with raw organic cashews and raw organic peanuts. Plus, when you make the dressing, you can feel free to serve it over other salads. Just combine together whatever fresh ingredients you like and add dressing. Simple and very delicious.