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Toasting seeds and nuts...

Post by Helena115 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:25 am

... how does it affect the nutritional value? Fatty acids, fibers etc.? Does it change it enough to matter?

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Post by stuward » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:05 pm

I would think there would be a minor loss of antioxidants and an improvement in digestibility but simply soaking may achieve that end. High heat can upset the fats. If you roast your own, you can avoid adding salt and vegetable oil. Roasting does make them taste better.

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Post by Helena115 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:59 pm

I do roast them myself, they taste much better. I mix flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and chopped almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts... whatever I have in the house, and eat with plain yoghurt. Good stuff!

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Post by hoosegow » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:26 pm

I have a great big book of nutritional values at the office I'll look at if I get a chance and remember. For the time being:

http://www.xomba.com/raw_organic_nuts_v ... better_you

Though this looks like a hippie site.

I did look at for peanuts just out of curiosity:
http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/legu ... cts/4355/2

and the nutritional data wasn't that different, though there was a decrease in calcium and iron when roasted.

For what it is worth - cashews are poisonous raw.

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Post by frigginwizard » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:02 am

hoosegow wrote: For what it is worth - cashews are poisonous raw.
mmmmmm delicious poison

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