The 60’s/70’s movement into raw and whole foods contained
major blunders in our search for healthier diets. Sadly omitted from that
wildly developing new cuisine was the ancient art of fermentation, because,
with the wise application of this bounteous craft, nutrients such as proteins
and carbs, which can be difficult for some people to digest, are enzymatically
converted to a pre-digested state, leaving that food nutritionally enhanced,
eminently digestible (pre-digested), very tasty, and naturally preserved.
Nuts, seeds and grains want to survive and become trees and wheat! So Nature jealously protects that right-to-life with a variety of natural chemicals.
Anti-nutrients, such as phytic acid, various enzyme suppressors such as amylase inhibitors, oxalic acid, tannins and several others, are part of a plant’s own immune system, and as such, fulfill various functions – eg., some acting as natural preservatives, preventing the harvested food from rotting quickly by thwarting bacterial, insect, and other forms of predation; others protecting the seed’s ability to germinate, and so on. IN raw and under-prepared foods, we are continually and unwittingly consuming these natural plant sentries.
Fermentation = long-soaking, activation of the seed, anti-nutrient defusing, pre-digestion and nutrient enhancement.
The Greek word for fermentation αλχημεία, the process we have applied to 2die4 Live Food’s nuts, means alchemy.
We have lost the connection with sloooow! Sloooow nourishes. Speed kills - in the kitchen too.
2de4 Live Foods ACTIVATED nuts and seeds have been long
soaked in a uniquely developed natural solution, where the proliferating
lactic acid/enzyme environment sets about its brilliant work. A simple
procedure, yet promoting such a profound change - the dormant seed has
been both activated and cleaned up. The nut swells; various beneficial
bacteria which naturally inhabit the surfaces of all raw foods multiply.
Presto! Fermentation is happening.
Next, the nuts are long-dried (dehydrated, not cooked) at very low temperatures. This arrests (does not kill) this nutrient-enlivening transformation, which simply re-activates once the nut mixes with our saliva.
2die4’s ACTIVATED nuts and seeds are crunchy, similar to, but far easier to digest. They are alive, and not at all taxing on the body. Tastier too!
Some of the most alive and health-promoting foods on this planet are fermented - powerfoods such as tempeh, long-fermented breads, kimchi, yoghurt, miso, olives, tamari, sauerkraut, umeboshi, wine, idli (from fermented rice flour).
Activation of nuts and seeds via 2die4’s methods induces a totally different body response. They become noticeably lighter, tastier, free of bitterness, markedly more-ish, and in fact, as many of our very alive clients have spontaneously declared, “2die4”!!