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Organic Hazelnut Meal-
14 oz. Great
for Gluten Free recipes. Use for a nutty flavor in baking, use as
a primo breading on fish, veggies, substitute for some of the flour
in recipes like waffles, pancakes, breads etc. for more nutrition.
Outstanding price! while supplies last
Pumpkin Seed Butter
9 & 16 oz.
back! Our wonderful smooth pumpkin seed butter made from super freshly
roasted pumpkin/pepita seeds is here for the season. Pumpkin Seeds
are remarkably high in protein.
Pumpkin Seed Butter
9 & 16 oz.
is an Organic smooth pumpkin seed butter made from fresh organic pepita
seeds. Absolutely mellow, great for smoothies, especially with added
cocoa in the smoothie. Try it!
Mammoth Pecans- outstanding
fresh lot of raw XLarge pecans, perfect to add in recipes that look
arty & have wonderful taste and color. 8 & 16 oz. bags
Dried Fruits- We have Biodynamic
raisins - very healthy & specially grown & Mangos pure without
any sugars, preservatives or oils.
& Natural Trail Mix -
Try this crunchy & chewy combo that we especially packaged for
Great to send, travel with, use for all kinds of dishes. Great temporary
price! More info & photo
Chocolate Hazelnut Butter-our
outstanding dark chocolate hazelnut butter which is just fresh hazelnuts,
& just dark chocolate (just cocoa, cocoa butter, cane sugar and
vanilla). That's it, no fillers or junk, just fresh richness of hazelnuts
and quality chocolate. We are offering it crunchy style upon request.
When ordering (see our Ready to Order page), put in the comment section
of the checkout page that you want our Chocolate Haze crunchy. 9 oz.
& 16 oz. jars
9 & 16 oz. jasr- Ours
is the best texture, freshest taste. This harvest's new
robust crop is here. Futters Almond nut butter doesn't get that oil
on top, & isn't hard to mix. We don't grind with heat, the texture
shows that. Terrific for our wonderful gluten free cookie recipe on
our recipe page.
BEST PRICING- 9 oz.
Chocolate Bark- Our basic dark chocolate with LOADS
Seasonal, be back soon!!
|Organic Dark Chocolate
holds together our wonderful organic raw pistachios and cranberries.
Bursting with nuts and fruit, it's colorful, chewy and satisfies the
sweet tooth but with nutritional value. Comes wrapped nicely in cello
bag. 4 oz. $6.75
An Almond Bark is available as well.
all Organic Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Espresso Bark.
Combo of our beautiful organic hazelnuts bursting from our fair trade
organic chocolate and fair trade coffee mixture. Comes
wrapped nicely in cello bag. 4
oz. $6.75 to order
Below is our Organic Dark Chocolate with Walnuts
oz. $6.75 to order
Unsweetened dark chocolate bark for those
that are craving high cocoa, high ORAC, strong chocolate flavor, diabetic,
on candida- no sugar diets, etc.
Unsweetened chocolate with almonds or hazelnuts (natural/conventional
oz. $6.25 to order
now have the Organic sweetened version of almond bark as well (4
oz. $6.50) to
|Our scrumptious organic
dark chocolate with org. walnuts.
are just meant to be together.
4 oz. $6.50 to order
Healthy retailers carrying our products
123 S. Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL. 60047
Omaha, NE 68137
Family Farm Store
Fort Pierce, FL 34982
Health of Baton Rouge
7809 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
|Check out this cool smoothie
bar if you are in the Covington, LA area. They use our nut butters
by the gallons putting the magic of the wonderful nutrients in their
fruit and nut butter smoothies. They know their stuff! Say hello for
Studies About the Health Virtues of Nuts
A Harvard report just out 2011 cited
certain foods that make us gain weight.Included in the study was
the predictable french fries #1, potatoes (all), processed meats,
refined grains, whole & low fat dairy foods (except yogurt)...
BUT nuts which tend to be high fat, actually helped people avoid
Pistachios are rich in the antioxidant
CoQ10, shown to fight gum inflammation according to Parade.com Stay
Healthy. It doesn't surprise us because we've heard from our pistachio
farmers dentists say that their teeth seem better as they eat more
of their crop. Who would have thought?
More Studies with Pistachios. ...may
help with weight management
In a first-of-its-kind study with nuts, randomized
controlled-feeding research conducted by the Agricultural Research
Service (ARS) of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) found that
fat in pistachios may not be completely absorbed by the body. The
findings indicate that pistachios may actually contain fewer calories
per serving than originally thought, reinforcing that pistachios
are one of the lowest calorie nuts with 160 calories per 30 g serving
(approximately 1 oz). The study was presented on April 11 at the
Experimental Biology conference in Washington, D.C.
The research measured the energy value of pistachios by feeding
16 healthy adults the nuts as part of a controlled diet and calculating
the energy value from differences in energy excretion during the
dietary treatment timeframe. The resulting energy value of one 30
g serving of pistachios was 5.9% less than previous calculations.
“Existing scientific research indicates that fat from nuts
is poorly absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract,” said
lead ARS researcher David J. Baer, Ph.D., Supervisory Research Physiologist
with the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center. “This
study confirms that the fat from pistachio nuts, specifically, is
not completely digested or absorbed, resulting in a lower energy
value.” Additional data from this study presented at Experimental
Biology reinforced the heart-health benefits of pistachios. The
ARS researchers found that when healthy individuals included 1.5
and 3 oz of pistachios into their typical American diet, cardio-supportive
results were shown.
Pistachios may help regulate blood
A study published in Diabetes Care shows that nuts, such as pistachios,
may improve long-term blood sugar control and lower cholesterol
levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
Walnuts & Pecans are tops for
A study presented at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition
of the American Chemical Society shows that walnuts may have a combination
of more healthful antioxidants and higher quality antioxidants than
any other nut.
Joe Vinson, University of Scranton, analyzed antioxidants in nine
different types of nuts: walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pistachios,
hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, macadamias, and pecans. Walnuts
had the highest levels of antioxidants. He also found that the quality,
or potency, of antioxidants present in walnuts was highest among
the nuts. Antioxidants in walnuts were 2–15 times as potent
as vitamin E, renowned for its powerful antioxidant effects that
protect the body against damaging natural chemicals involved in
The Pecan Board also says pecans are at the top as well. Futters
Nut Butters carries both. They are tasty, healthy, and our nuts/nut
butters are the best out there.
our Chocolate Almond butter for a healthy frozen dessert pop
||The easiest most fun, but
professional looking dessert in no time. Combine our chocolate almond
nut butter with your choice of milk. We used coconut milk and soymilk
with these pictured. Put ingredients in a blender (we used a smoothie
maker, like the "bullet™"). Pour into popsicle molds
and freeze. You can add banana which gives it a nice texture, or even
use water instead of milk for a deeper chocolate. Ours is dark to
begin with, so this would look really rich more like a fudgicle™.
Class them up by using our Chocolate Almond Espresso, Bliss and our
Chocolate Orange Almond butters.
Almond Coconut Bliss, Chocolate Orange Almond or
Choc. Alm. Espresso
Speaking of chocolate, try this.
For chocolate and coconut lovers...
Our Almond Bliss is a combination
of our almond butter, dark chocolate and lite coconut. It's our
chocolate almond with a subtle coconut ending. It has the advantages
of dark chocolate and organic coconut with 40% less fat than regular.
In natural and organic Ordering/pricing page
Our Chocolate Orange Almond Butter is on a fabulous sale. Valentia
Orange Oil makes this nut butter taste like orange peel candy
(but not nearly as sweet).
Makes an outstanding addition to cookie recipes. See our
|The combination of organic dark chocolate
with a wonderfully high cocoa content, an organic coffee and roasted
almonds make a unique and pleasurable taste experience. We offer
the organically sweetened chocolate combo in both our natural and
organic almond butters. Each ingredient can be tasted individually
but each enhances the other. Try it and see for yourself. If you
like chocolate and coffee (who doesn't?), and want a treat that's
loaded with and mostly healthy fresh almonds, give yourself this
great combo. It also travels well.
More Great News about Walnuts
& Futters Walnut Butter
cooler weather so it's a great time to try our walnut butter if
you haven't already
|Walnuts contain lots of healthy omega3s (see
our walnut page of info), as well as antioxidants, and phytosterols
-all of which have been shown to slow the growth of breast tumors.
Earlier this year, a study presented at the American Association for
Cancer Research showed that mice eating the human equivalent of 2
ounces (that's just 14 walnuts) a day were much less likely to develop
breast cancer. Related research shows that the same amount of walnuts
in the diet can slow breast tumor growth by blocking cancer cell proliferation,
which means that the breast tumors that did develop grew more slowly.
Make sure you' re substituting walnuts for other snacks because weight
gain raises the risk of breast cancer.
was funded by grants from the American Institute for Cancer Research
with a matching grant from the California Walnut Commission. Neither
group had any input on the study design or findings.
|Not usual to our website,
we have a food "supplement" that seems promising to those
who suffer joint pain, stiffness or arthritis symptoms. Take a look
at something that's been used for a long time, but on the market as
a supplement now. Ours is direct from the manufacturer, analyzed for
freshness & purity.
The Pecan, according to the respected food writer Waverly Root,
is a nut originally 100 percent American. According to the National
Pecan Shellers Association, American Indians began cultivating wild
pecans in the 1500's. Today Americans grow about 80% of the world's
pecans. Many in the south are still cultivating wild (& organic)
pecans the same way. Root says pecans originated in Texas and were
loved by Pre-Columbian Indians, who pressed them for oil, ground
them to thicken stews, roasted them for hunting expedition rations,
and mixed them with vegetables.We like putting pecans in our salads,
with raspberries or with mixed bitter greens (arugula, radicchio,
endive) and a drizzle of balsamic dressing on them.
For more info, go to our pecan page to
see facts like pecans are never genetically modified here, and that
they are a very high antioxidant food. Good stuff!
Tasty Items that will be back soon
Dark Chocolate Barks are yummy
|Our new 9 oz. jar of Strawberry Almond
butter is perfect for gifting.
It's just our hearty rich almonds ground with a natural strawberry
flavor oil and little bits of strawberries. Adds no sugar, just flavor.
Natural 9 oz. jar $9.99 to
be back soon
|Organic Dark Chocolate holds together
our wonderful organic raw pistachios and cranberries. Bursting with
nuts and fruit, it's colorful, chewy and satisfies the sweet tooth
but with nutritional value. Comes wrapped nicely in cello bag &
ribbon. 4 oz. $6.75 to
(pictured on our special
products page} our all Organic Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Espresso
Bark. Combo of our beautiful organic hazelnuts and fair trade
organic walnuts or organic almonds.
Also, Unsweetened versions special
4 oz. $6.25 to order
|Adding Nuts to the Touted Mediterranean diet may help alleviate
health problems according to research published in the Archives
of internal Medicine. The diet of veggies, fruit and fish PLUS daily
nuts (not peanuts), boosted health in more than one in eight at-risk
volunteers, reported BBC news. Full
justified plug for the favored Almond
have been saying for years that people who eat almonds regularly
tend to weigh less than those who don't, even if they ingest more
calories in a day. Now there's a study helping to explain how this
nut has the power to provide valuable nutrients and help decrease
LDL cholesterol without adding pounds. Researchers instructed women
(most overweight) to eat a bit more than two ounces of almonds daily
for 10 weeks. For the following 10-week period, they ate their usual
diets. Researchers measured body weight, metabolic rates, and physical
activity at various points during the study.
researchers found that when people were eating the 344 calories
worth of almonds every day, they were in total, only taking in an
extra 77 calories each day. During the time they ate almonds,
the women gained no additional weight, and they met daily recommendations
for vitamin E and magnesium (two nutrients most of us don't consume
in adequate amounts). Eating almonds also led to increases in consumption
of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, protein, and fiber.
The extra daily 77 calories were offset because the fiber structure
of almonds blocked the fat in almonds from being fully absorbed.
Rick Mattes, PhD, RD, coauthor of the study, notes, "Solid
data has shown that eating one to three daily ounces of almonds
can help lower LDL cholesterol levels. But many healthcare providers
have been hesitant to recommend almonds ... because they're a relatively
high-calorie food. This study challenges that assumption,"
In fact, a serving of almonds may not have as many calories as indicated
on the nutrition facts label, since the satiating effect of these
nuts may replace other foods in the diet, including carbohyd rate-
rich ones. Also, the fiber in almonds may block some of the fat
from being digested and may cause an increase in resting energy
study adds to the evidence that almonds are satiating and may play
a valuable role in weight management. Previous studies have
shown that the addition of nuts to a daily diet does not cause weight
gain and increases satiety.
"Does the Nutrition Facts Label Tell the Whole
Story?" Almond Board of California, wwwAlmondBoard.corn, 8/30/07
0 "Effect ofChronic Almond Consumption on Body Weight of Healthy
Humans" by Jarnes Hollis, PhD, and Rick Mattes, PhD, RD, British
Joumal ofNutrition, 9/1/07
deactivate free radicals – cell-destroying compounds in the
body that can cause heart disease, cancer and strokes.While almonds
have long been recognized as an excellent source of magnesium and
vitamin E, comprehensive work had yet to be done on the quantity
and quality of their antioxidant content.
"The principal flavonoids in almonds - catechin, epicatechin
and Kaempferol - provide the highest degree of protection against
oxidant-induced cell dealth than any other flavonoids," wrote
the Tuft University researchers. On a weight basis, the total flavonol
content of almonds was found to be similar to red onions. The kaempferol
and quercetin content was on a par with broccoli, and the catechin
content between that of brewed black tea and brewed green tea.
Pecans according to the Pecan Board are also extremely high in antioxidants.
Studies show that these beneficial compounds work with each other
(synergistically) making each more effective. Nothing like whole
Study proves snacking on Pistachios can help reduce cholesterol
Why is the pistachio nut unique as
compared to other nuts?
• It provides a significant amount of the bioactive carotenoid,
lutein that is also found in dark green leafy vegetables such as
broccoli (good for your eyes)
• Unique among tree nuts in having lutein and anthocyanins
in their peels, giving them their characteristic green and purple
• Among tree nuts, pistachios are the richest source of phytosterols,
particularly beta-sitosterol and campesterol (good for lowering
cholesterol levels and reducing risk of heart disease)
There is 0.36 mg of lutein in a 1 oz. serving of pistachios, which
is equivalent to the amount of lutein found in a half-cup serving
Phytosterols are plant sterols that compete with cholesterol in
the intestinal lumen for uptake into the bloodstream. Phytoserols
may help reduce cholesterol levels as well as help to promote a
healthy heart. There is evidence which states a diet that incorporates
tree nuts, such as pistachios, is associated with reduced risk of
A four-week pistachio diet can help reduce cholesterol levels in
people with moderate hypercholesterolemia, without weight gain,
according to a new study published in the Journal of the American
College of Nutrition in April ."A diet with a moderate amount
of healthful monounsaturated fat, like the kind found in pistachios,
is a more effective way to prevent heart disease than reducing overall
fat intake," said Dr James Cooper of George Mason University
who conducted the new study.
This follows a 2005 study, published by the Journal of Agriculture
and Food Chemistry (Vol 53, pp. 9436-9445), which proved pistachios
held the richest source of phytosterols in snack foods, believed
to reduce blood cholesterol.
The new study claims that a daily four-week diet consisting of 15
percent of calories from pistachios improved blood serum lipid levels,...The
results also showed that there was no change in blood pressure,
BMI or weight levels in those on the pistachio diet, supporting
recent research that pistachios are a healthy snack option.
Source: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Volume 26, Number 2, 141-148 (2007)
"Pistachio Nut Consumption and Serum Lipid Levels"
Authors: M J Sheridan, J N Cooper, M Erario, and C E Cheifetz
See our pistachio
|All the Hype About Reservatrol
in Wine and what it Means to our Customers
|Many articles point to the component reservatrol
as key to wine's heart-protecting benefits. Bottom Line Health
says you'd have to drink 1000 quarts of wine daily to make a
difference. More important for your health are the procyanidins, which
are polyphenols found in red wines. Certain wines have higher concentrations
than others, highest from CA - many Napa Valley cabernets, France
- Bordeauxs, Italy - sangiovese from Tuscany etc. But you don't have
to drink alcohol to get the benefits of procyanidins. The May issue
of that publication says eating an ounce of dark chocolate
or one medium size Granny Smith or red delicious apple have the same
amount as 4 oz. of wine. And walnuts, berries, grape
juice, pomegranates, cinnamon and other foods contain the benefits.
SO, our chocolate walnut nut butter is a double positive.
Not only does it give you these benefits from the dark chocolate
AND walnuts, it tastes great!
Organic version of our wonderful Hazelnut butter
again have a new harvest of unbelievably great dry roasted
organic hazelnut butter. These went fast last year. Working
with a special certified organic farm in Oregon that had been growing
specific breeds of hazelnut trees, the master steward has sent some
of his beloved crop to us. They pride themselves on ecological soil
management and integrative practices. We joined them in the committment
to enhance the quality of our environment and creating a sustainable
food system. This represents years of breeding and hard work
for them. This fall we are getting our organic hazelnuts from another
special farm in Washington. The farm/orchard has been in their family
for over 100 years. The trees are more mature and have more of an
abundant crop than our last years' farm. We shouldn't run short
at all this year. These stewards are "the salt of the earth".
Their devotion, hard work and special considerations for organic
farming are commendable & inspirational.
to order (ordering
page, 9 & 16 oz.jars)
healthier than we thought!
Many of our customers were up on the latest findings
of a study about the heart benefits of walnuts and walnut butter.
A handful of walnuts protects your arteries from the shock of a
high-fat meal, Spanish researchers find. The finding suggests that
nuts are a more important part of the heart-healthy Mediterranean
diet than olive oil. Heart health depends on healthy, flexible arteries.
When you eat a high-fat meal, it temporarily stuns your arteries.
They stiffen and become less able to expand in response to exercise.
Over time, this repeated damage contributes to hardening of the
But if you eat walnuts along with a fatty meal, the fat has much
less of a short-term effect, find Emilio Ros, MD, PhD, and colleagues.
Ros is director of the Lipid Clinic at Hospital Clínico,
Barcelona, Spain, the central location for the study. More info
on our walnut page.
Walnut Butter - Nutrient dense-Omega 3's
all those who have requested this healthy nut be part of our
line, we are happy to serve you! We have both natural and
organic versions, both are from raw walnuts. And of course
they are just the nuts, no salts,
sugars, additives, ... and ground fresh for your order. For
more information about walnuts, see our walnut
Try our Chocolate Walnut,
It's a great little gift. Ready
raw nuts and seeds are super healthy, super fresh and super tasty.
Many doctors, nutritionists and health experts are touting RAW
nuts and seeds as the ultimate. Our supplies are always
stored to assure maximum freshness.
them in salads, pestos, desserts, cereals & personal trail mixes
"sunnies" are great in the following recipe. You can use
the other nuts above, instead, but need to chop them first or use
Mix together 2 fresh bunches of broccoli, 1/2 cup white
or black raisins and put in fridge overnight with a damp cloth/towel
covering to keep crisp.
Mix together 1 cup mayonnaise of choice, 1/2 cup sugar (of choice)
and 2 TBS apple cider vinegar. Refrigerate overnight
& set out 1 hour before mixing into below salad so it's room
Toss the dressing over the broccoli mixture, add 1 cup sunflower
seeds and 1 red onion sliced thinly. Serve
All the items seem to compliment each other and taste so right.
We have a Cinnful Pecan "Mix" nut butter in our natural
line and straight Cinnful in our Organics
Cinn-Ful Pecan was a big hit at our markets, so we're bringing them
. Our cinnamon/spice blend
naturally sweetens and compliments the raw pecans. We used it on
apple pancakes, and now we can't eat them without it. We've really
brought out the best in pecans. It's slightly sweet, very smooth,
easy to spread and compliments everything from pancakes to fruit
to chicken (or chicken substitutes). It's made with our raw pecans,
our special blend of organic cinnamon spices, (individually &
collectively, those ingredients smell sooo good). They are very
slightly sweetened with organic unrefined cane and we add a bit
of grapeseed oil for smoothness & it's antioxidant powers. A
natural or organic twist of our outstanding pecan butter!
Our Natural Cinful Pecan "MIX" nut butter
spread has some roasted cashew butter in it which makes it a bit
sweeter tasting and keeps it heartier in warm weather for shipping.
Our organic version doesn't have any other nuts in it. Pricing
Try our natural &
We need to share these little treasures of taste with more people.
We've got hard to find organic raw pecans and want
you to have them also. Published research shows that the pecan, that
All-American nut, contains the most antioxidant capacity of any other
nut and is among the top category of foods to contain the highest
antioxidant capacity. On apples, it's divine. Berries, waffles, cinnamon
toast, ice creams, as a coating, the list goes on. Try it for yourself!
More info on pecan butter