1. Untouched Nutrition

Raw, unpasteurized almonds are the real deal, no heat or chemical treatments to degrade the nutritional value. They have more protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin and niacin by weight than any other tree nut.

2. Heart Healthy

Almonds are packed with healthy unsaturated fats, which may help reduce LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol levels in the blood. Reduced LDL levels, in turn, can promote a decreased risk of heart disease.

3. Authentic From Italy & Spain

Most of the raw, unpasteurized almonds available stateside are imported from Italy and Spain, where pasteurization is not a requirement. Straight from the tree, no blanching, steam processing or propylene oxide (PPO) treatments.

4. Almond Milk

Creamy, non-dairy almond milk has replaced soy as America’s favorite plant-based milk. A great option for vegetarians, vegans and those with dairy allergies.

5. Almond Flour

Gluten-free almond flour adds protein, fiber, and beneficial fats to whatever you're baking. Purists oft...

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5 Reasons to Love Almonds

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We live in a world where portable electronic devices are increasingly more commonplace, and they follow us everywhere. A new study, however, indicates that these devices shouldn't be following us to bed. According to the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, devices with backlit displays cause melatonin suppression, leading to delayed bedtimes and insufficient sleep.

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the body that, among other things, affects human circadian rhythms, signaling when we should go to sleep. The LRC study showed that exposure to brightly backlit devices that emit powerful short wavelength light, like smartphones and tablets, suppresses melatonin production in the body. Exposure to a backlit display device for two hours can suppress melatonin production by almost 25%.

Insufficient melatonin production leads to less sleep, and less quality sleep at that. Given that teenagers and young adults tend to keep long hours to begin as well as take their smartp...

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The food world is always looking for the next “new thing.” One year, it's walnuts, then it's almonds, then it's pistachios. The humble raw cashew, however, may be due for its day in the sun, as this nut is not only delicious and nutritious, but it has culinary versatility other nuts can't match.

The cashew nut (technically, a seed, but it's lumped in with other tree nuts) comes from the cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) and grows on the outside of the cashew apple, inside a hard, resinous shell. The shell can be used to make oils and lubricants, but is also toxic, which is why you'll never see cashews in the shell in stores anytime soon.

Raw cashews themselves are a significant source of protein, antioxidants (including several B-vitamins), and trace minerals copper, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, and magnesium. Even though they are almost half fat, that is primarily the “good” unsaturated fat, and cashews actually have less fat per ounce than almonds, walnuts, or peanuts.

Unlike other ...

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1. Sweet-Tart

Goji berries, or wolfberries, are an intriguing mix of sweet and tart flavors with a subtle earthy aftertaste. They resemble a slender mini-tomato when fresh, and a bright red raisin when dried.

2. Snackable Nutrition

Loaded with vitamin C, fiber, iron and vitamin A, one serving of goji berries (about 4 ounces) offers nearly 10% of the recommended amount of dietary protein. The complex carbohydrates in goji also raise blood sugars slowly, so you'll avoid a post-snacking sugar crash.

Goji berries are a great by the handful or tossed into trail mix, oatmeal, yogurt, or baked goods.

3. Antioxidants for Eyesight

Goji berries contain zeaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant linked to eye health. Studies suggest it may protect the eyes from UV rays and decrease the likelihood of developing cataracts, especially when combined with lutein.

4. Superberry Juice & Extracts

Delicious goji berry juice can be added to smoothies or enjoyed by the glass! Make your own by re-hydrating goji’s in spring ...

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5 Reasons to Love Goji Berries

 

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