Monday, August 3, 2009

Fire Roasted vs. Roasted

(my bowl of walnuts, cashews, almonds, and slivered almonds)

Almond, cashew, walnut---basically all nut lovers--- BEWARE. If you are not reading the ingredients on the packages of nuts and nut butters you are purchasing then you could be doing yourself a disservice. There is a vast difference in fire roasted nuts and roasted nuts. Fire roasted simply means the nuts are baked at 400-degrees with NO added oils. However, roasted nuts often have oils added to the ingredients, such as soybean oil, peanut oil, and vegetable oil, which are oils that I highly advise steering clear from in your diet.

Empower yourself and be an informed consumer. Read labels. HEB has fire roasted cashews and a mixed nut medley that is simply the nuts and sea salt. Whole Foods and Sun Harvest have almonds, walnuts, and cashews in their pure form as well, but they also have the same nuts with a lot of extra additives and oils. Read. Read. Read.

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