Avoid Pasteurized Almonds

Raw almonds are a great snack to help maintain a healthy weight. They are full of monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, magnesium, fiber, potassium, calcium, and protein. However, be careful when purchasing “raw almonds” in the store because, since 2007, all almonds in North America have to be pasteurized. What this means is that they have to go through a “cleansing” process that includes oil roasting, blanching, steam processing, or a propylene oxide (PPO) treatment, which is a very toxic and flammable chemical compound. [1]

Know what you are buying! These pasteurized almonds will still be labeled as “raw” in the stores, so if you want true raw organic almonds, look for smaller vendors.

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Dr. Kim

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