Nuts & seeds are an important part of a healthy eating lifestyle.
Are you nuts about nuts? Are nuts a part of your healthy eating lifestyle? If you said yes to the first question, but no to the second because you fear that nuts aren’t healthy, we have good news for you. At Extraordinary Snacks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, we soak nuts and seeds to eliminate the bitter and undigestible elements (called activating) first. Then, we slowly dehydrate to remove water and restore crunch without altering the healthy fats inherent to nuts and seeds with the high temperatures associated with baking or roasting. We then create delectable snacks that fuel a healthy lifestyle. Just an ounce of our snacks with sustainably sourced, simple ingredients provides you with the energy you need and satisfies your hunger.
A variety of nuts & seeds is the base of many of our snacks. We use a variety of nuts in our snacks, including cashews, walnuts, and Brazil nuts. We have chosen these nuts & seeds specifically for the health benefits they offer. With their fiber, nutrients, and protein, our snacks are a fantastic alternative to the so-called healthy snacks on the market that often contain unhealthy ingredients, such as chemicals, preservatives, artificial flavors and colors, and other fillers. It is actually a boost to your health to include nuts & seeds in your daily diet. Here are a few nuts we use and what they are loaded with:
- Walnuts- Omega-3 fatty acids, polyphenols, mono- and polysaturated fats, biotin, and melatonin
- Cashews- Potassium, zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, copper, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, folic acid, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and monounsaturated fats.
- Brazil nuts- Selenium, protein, iron, fiber, antioxidants, monounsaturated fats, copper, thiamine, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, vitamin E, niacin, L-arginine amino acids, and zinc.
Our snacks also include other healthy ingredients such as pecans, almonds, sunflower seeds, and pepitas. If you would like to know more about the nuts & seeds we use or about our extraordinary snacks, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.