"Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby Oscar » Sun 30 Apr 2017 10:47

You did ask for "shelled Brazil nuts" ;)
Iirc on the company's site they say that the nuts are shelled by mechanical means only, so the only downside could be the possible level of aflatoxins.
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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby MarciavD » Sun 30 Apr 2017 11:03

Aaaargh... I don't know why, but I keep on making mistakes regarding to shelled (assuming it's "in de schil") or unshelled, peeled (gepeld) unpeeled. :oops:
UNshelled aren't available at all in the Netherlands, is that right?

But as long as it's Wai proof, I think it's okay to buy shelled ones. Thanks again!
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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby Oscar » Sun 30 Apr 2017 11:26

MarciavD wrote:
Sun 30 Apr 2017 11:03
UNshelled aren't available at all in the Netherlands, is that right?
Not that I'm aware of, unfortunately.
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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby MarciavD » Thu 04 May 2017 09:33

I contacted a couple of webshops and these Brazil nuts: http://www.bionoot.nl/rauwe-noten/paranoten should also be 100 % raw, no heating involved during harvest and shelling.
(all the other shops answered there's almost always some heating involved during the process and 'raw' (never) is 100% raw.. )
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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby Oscar » Thu 04 May 2017 11:26

Good to know :)
It looks like Unlimited Health is cheaper, though (if you order > 50 euros). Did you contact hem too?
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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby MarciavD » Thu 04 May 2017 12:41

No, I did not, because I believed you straight away.. ;D
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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby Oscar » Fri 05 May 2017 17:21

;D
Can't hurt to double check (or even triple check), though ;)
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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby MarciavD » Tue 09 May 2017 13:26

I did double check Unlimited Health, this was the answer:

“We have a steaming process, to condition raw material previous cracking the shell, there is also a cooling process right after it. We don’t have a way monitor raw material core temperature, what we monitor is chamber temperature, which should be in a rage of 95º to 110 ºC for a period of time of 45 to 75 seconds.”

Not so cool, if you ask me! ;)
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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby Oscar » Tue 09 May 2017 14:08

I guess Bionoot is the way to go! :)
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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby Aytundra » Tue 09 May 2017 21:22

MarciavD wrote:
Tue 09 May 2017 13:26
I did double check Unlimited Health, this was the answer:

“We have a steaming process,... what we monitor is chamber temperature, which should be in a rage of 95º to 110 ºC for a period of time of 45 to 75 seconds.”

Not so cool, if you ask me! ;)
The process seems like a modified process of an Autoclave.
I have seen packages of shelled (shells removed) nuts in supermarkets with the label "Steam pasteurized".
They never indicated the temperature or duration, but I guess your little detective work of calling them reveals possible nut food-industry standards of how they process nuts. Thanks MvD! :)
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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby MarciavD » Wed 10 May 2017 08:45

reveals possible nut food-industry standards of how they process nuts
They also have sent me a flow chart of how they process nuts and 4 pages of information / specifications about their Brazil nuts and all relevant parameters. :D
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Re: "Naturally" organic Brazil nuts?

Postby Aytundra » Wed 10 May 2017 14:45

Haha, they new their customer would be nuts about nuts!
But didn't know her posse are just as nuts!
Snap a picture of the flow chart.
A tundra where will we be without trees? Thannnks!

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