Aloha Peanut Butter

Aloha Peanut Butter


Benefits of Organic, Raw, Sprouted, Valencia Peanuts

Peanut butter can be a part of a healthy balanced diet. 

Find out more about the benefits of organic, raw, sprouted, Valencia peanuts. 

Why Raw?

While some prefer the taste of roasted nuts over raw, roasting may alter and damage the polyunsaturated fats in the nuts. It also makes them more prone to oxidation and can become rancid more quickly than whole raw peanuts. Not only do rancid oils ruin the smell and taste, they are also pro-inflammatory and carcinogenic. 

Why Sprouted?

Many nuts, legumes, and grains can be sprouted by soaking them in water for a length of time, until they begin to germinate. This provides several benefits over their un-sprouted counterparts. 

Legumes such as peanuts and soybeans contain lectins, anti-nutrients which disturb the gastrointestinal lining and can contribute to GI upset, leaky gut syndrome, and autoimmune disorders. The anti-nutrients are a biological adaptation for the plants to defend themselves against predators, but soaking them simulates a “safe” environment for them to sprout. This process drastically reduces the levels of anti-nutrients (by an average of 50%) and carcinogens.

In addition, sprouting peanuts increases nutrient absorption, especially for calcium, iron, and zinc.

Why Valencia?

There are four major groups of peanuts (Spanish, Runner, Virginia, Valencia). Most peanuts are grown on the ground in moist conditions, making them susceptible to a type of mold (aspergillus flavus) that produces aflatoxin, a known carcinogen.

Valencia peanuts, on the other hand, are grown in dry climates (such as New Mexico) above the ground, and do not contain this mold.

Valencia peanuts are also the sweetest variety of peanuts.

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