What are activated nuts?
Activated nuts are nuts that have been soaked in water and then dehydrated at low temperatures. This process is also known as sprouting or germinating, and it is believed to make the nuts easier to digest and increase their nutrient content. Soaking the nuts in water initiates the sprouting process, which breaks down the enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid present in the nuts, making them easier for the body to absorb and digest.
Are they organic?
Our pili nuts grow in the wild and produce nuts that are harvested by local communities. Pili nuts are often referred to as wild-harvested pili nuts and are generally considered better than organic, as they are grown in the volcanic soil without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilisers.
What are the health benefits of activated nuts?
Activating nuts, which involves soaking and dehydrating them, can bring several health benefits. It helps to break down the enzyme inhibitors that can make them difficult to digest, improving overall digestion. The process also increases the availability of nutrients by removing phytic acid, which can bind to certain vitamins and minerals and prevent their absorption. Moreover, it can enhance the nutrient content of nuts, especially certain vitamins such as vitamin C and folate. Activated nuts also have a higher level of antioxidants, which can help reduce oxidative stress. Finally, activated nuts have a milder flavour and softer texture than raw or roasted nuts, which can make them more enjoyable to eat.
How are pili nuts different from other nuts?
Pili nuts stand out from other nuts due to their unique taste and texture, being rich in nutrients such as the highest content of Vitamin E out of all nuts, healthy fats, fiber and magnesium while also being low-carb and having a low glycemic index. They are sustainably sourced from wild trees in the Philippines, making them an environmentally-friendly crop, and have a variety of culinary uses ranging from snacking to baking to making nut butter. Overall, pili nuts offer a distinct and delicious alternative to other nuts.
Why are gaziantep pistachios so tasty?
Gaziantep pistachios stand out from other pistachios due to a variety of factors. Firstly, they are grown in Gaziantep, a region in southeastern Turkey with ideal climate and soil conditions for producing high-quality pistachios. The nuts are harvested and processed using traditional methods, including sun-drying and roasting, which preserves their natural flavour and nutrients. Gaziantep pistachios have a distinctive taste that is both nutty and slightly sweet, and they are also high in protein, healthy fats, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals. Finally, Gaziantep pistachios have cultural significance in the region and are a beloved ingredient in many traditional dishes and desserts.