Our nut milks are one of the most sought after beverages due to the level of attention we place on creating each and every bottle.
Our nut milk process begins by soaking organic almonds overnight, for 8-12 hours with pink Himalayan sea salt. Once properly soaked the nuts are drained and placed in a high powered blender along with all the other flavor specific ingredients. Once thoroughly blended, the mixture is filtered through a finely woven nut milk bag to remove the majority of the pulp. This liquid is then fine strained once more to ensure a smooth and clean texture. Upon completion our nut milks are immediately bottled and refrigerated.
Benefit Of Soaking Almonds
Almonds, in their natural state are difficult to digest because of an enzyme inhibiting substance in their brown coating. The purpose of this inhibitor is to keep the almond intact until it is ready to sprout into a tree. The almond’s inability to shed its enzymes interferes with the digestion process in humans thereby prohibiting full nutritional value absorption. This brown coating also contains harmful tannic acid.
By soaking almonds, the tannic acids and enzyme inhibitors are removed making the nuts and their full nutritional value easily digestible.
Almonds are one of the most nutritious nuts on the market today. They are known to be a phytochemical powerhouse and are one of the best whole food sources of vitamin E. What’s amazing is that almond milk conveys all the nutritional benefits of almonds.
Aside from vitamin E, which fights free radical molecules responsible for aging, almond milk is also high in protein, fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, potassium and vitamin D. Other minerals found in almond milk include copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, riboflavin, and zinc.
Manganese is a pivotal mineral as it activates enzymes which aid in digestion.
The low fat content almond milk does contain is monosaturated, the heart healthy variety. This, along with its low calorie and sodium content makes almond milk an excellent choice for weight loss and weight management. Almond milk is also an excellent choice for individuals with heart and or high cholesterol conditions.
It is also very important to note our almond milk, unlike many store brands, does not contain carrageenan, which has been recently thought to have toxic, cancer causing properties.
Soaked Almonds And Pregnancy
Ingesting soaked almonds or almond milk during pregnancy is highly advantageous as almonds contain vital nutrients and minerals that maintain and improve mother and baby’s health.
Omega 3 fatty acids can assist in lowering bad cholesterol, improve mood and enhance memory.
The proteins aid in body growth and repair.
Selenium and zinc help to fight illness by supporting the functions of the immune system.
Manganese promote strong teeth and bones.