This delicious spread is made by activating organic almonds, organic cashew nuts and organic hazelnuts. We then blend these nuts into a fine butter along with organic coconut oil, organic coconut palm sugar, organic ginger, organic cinnamon and nutmeg. Ginger gives this spread a nice bit of heat and a kick at the end!
What is activating?
Activation is basically the germination or sprouting of nuts and seeds.
We trigger the sprouting process by soaking our nuts in water, apple cider vinegar and salt for 8 hours. Our nuts are then drained, rinsed well and dried at low temperatures for up to 48 hours.
This entire process helps breakdown the phytic acid in the nuts which improves their digestibility and increases the nutrient absorption of minerals such as zinc, calcium and magnesium.
The drying process is carried out at low temperatures, this protects the heat sensitive oil content of the nuts, preventing the oils from going rancid which is what occurs when they are roasted at high temperatures.
Best of all, activation results in a nut that tastes so much better than its roasted counter part! The nut is much crunchier in texture and blends up into the most deliciously thick nut butter.