Nuts are nature's nutrient-packed powerhouses, brimming with protein, essential fats, fibre, antioxidants, and a wealth of minerals. However, these nutritional gems also contain phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors, which can hinder nutrient absorption and interfere with digestion.

But fear not, for there is a simple technique that can unlock the full nutritional potential of nuts – activation.

What is Activation?

Activation, also known as soaking or sprouting, is a gentle process that involves immersing whole, raw nuts in a solution of water and salt. This process mimics the early stages of germination, stimulating the nut's natural enzymes to break down phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors. This breakdown enhances the essential nutrients, making them more readily absorbed by the body.

The 3 Benefits of Activated Nuts

  1. Increased Nutrient Absorption: Activation effectively reduces phytic acid content, allowing for better absorption of minerals like iron, zinc, and calcium.
  2. Enhanced Digestion: The breakdown of enzyme inhibitors during activation eases the digestive process, reducing bloating and gas associated with consuming raw nuts.
  3. Improved Flavour and Texture: Activated nuts often boast a richer flavour and softer texture, making them more enjoyable to eat. 
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Did you know that activation doubles the size of nuts?  

 Whether you're seeking to maximise nutrient absorption, improve digestion, or simply enjoy the enhanced flavour and texture of nuts, activation is a simple yet powerful method to transform these nutritional gems into even more wholesome and beneficial snacks.

We source our ingredients directly from local farmers and suppliers across Australia, ensuring freshness and quality. We believe in preserving the natural goodness of these ingredients, and we meticulously slowly dehydrate our activated nuts at a very low temperature.

This gentle process, which can take up to four days, ensures that the nuts retain their valuable nutrients and we achieve the perfect crunch!

At Pallet Wholefoods, our dedication to quality extends to our flavoured activated nuts, which are proudly Vegan Australia Certified. All of our products are free from gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, refined sugar, and are suitable for vegan diets.

By incorporating activated nuts into your diet, you'll experience a wealth of benefits.