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Old 01-14-2007, 10:08 AM   #21
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If so, that's a bummer. I'll have to try the low temp roasting. The way I do it is set the toaster oven on high, put in a layer, and watch to get them almost to the point of burning.
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You should also keep all nuts and oils refridgerated to keep them from spoiling.
OK, this just crossed my "too hard" threshold. Pass the ice cream please!
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Re: Almonds vs. Peanuts
Old 01-14-2007, 01:51 PM   #22
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Can you point to some data that backs that assertion? [that peanut butter is bad
for your arteries]
No, I can't seem to find anything either. Bad form I know. Sorry. However, the
aflotoxin (fungus) liver cancer connection is well-known, as are the beneficial
effects of almonds.

As far as where to buy almond butter, natural foods stores always have it, and
in my area at least, the regular grocery stores have it too, perhaps in a "natural
foods" area.

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However, the aflotoxin (fungus) liver cancer connection is well-known, as are the beneficial effects of almonds.
Yeah, aflatoxin is nasty. Of course, it affects more than just peanuts. Pecans, walnuts, and even almonds are contaminated with the stuff.

But crops are tested, and levels are regulated, so it doesn't appear to be a huge risk.

Interesting to note that the carcinogen aflatoxin comes from a fungus, and resveratrol (the good stuff in red wine) is a fungicide. So, have some wine with your nuts.
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Today I got some roasted in the shell peanuts for $.83/pound (compare with $6.99/pound for almonds).

Concerning refrigeration, I called the Skippy Superchunk Hotline once, and they told me it was definitely not needed, and not recommended, for Skippy.
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Peanuts may be pretty healthy, but beware of peanut butter, at least many of the common brands. Not sure about Skippy, but I just checked the Jif in my cupboard (I don't eat it, some members of family do), and it's loaded with trans fats (fully-hydrogenated vegetable oil). If I'm going to eat peanut butter, I buy the natural kind, with the oil on top that you mix in. It's more expensive, but I'll pay the price to avoid the trans fats.
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Skippy Superchunk has 0 trans-fats. Yay!
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This is a good article about nuts. I can't find it now but I think it was in either Prevention or Health Magazine that said to keep nuts in the fridge to keep them from going rancid. They also suggested olive oil should be kept cool too.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...DGI3A68B21.DTL


I love walnuts in my oatmeal and eat pecans like candy. I don't like almonds or peanuts.
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Skippy Superchunk has 0 trans-fats. Yay!
I don't know about skippy specifically but don't confuse "0g Trans-Fats!" which means less than 0.5g per serving, with actually having no trans fats.
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"It is prudent to avoid acrylamides, a potent carcinogen in animal studies. We learn something new every day, and I no longer recommend roasted peanut butter for children. Try the freshly ground raw cashew and raw almond butter......."
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"It is prudent to avoid acrylamides, a potent carcinogen in animal studies. We learn something new every day, and I no longer recommend roasted peanut butter for children. Try the freshly ground raw cashew and raw almond butter......."
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First, there's not a lot of evidence that acrylamide is a human carcinogen.

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Second, this is the Almonds vs Peanuts smack down. Roasted almonds have more acrylamide than roasted peanuts.

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'First, there's not a lot of evidence that acrylamide is a human carcinogen."

There's enough evidence for me



"Second, this is the Almonds vs Peanuts smack down. Roasted almonds have more acrylamide than roasted peanuts."

Good point!

"Go peanuts!"

There's still the problem with those pesky mycotoxins.
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You made me look up edamame. And yesterday you made me look up ramekin. Ack!

I love legumes and nuts. I have had soybeans in the pod when I was in California and liked them. I don't see them around here.
I'm sorry Martha...and today we had you visiting the relative merits of diamond bits vs hammer drills.

Edamame can be found frozen in bags in many supermarkets, places like trader joes, and even fresh at health food stores.

Trader joes has a frozen mix called 'Soycotash' which is edamame, corn, red bell pepper and a couple of other things.
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Where do you buy almond butter?
Almonds...add to food processor or even a decent blender. Maybe a few extra drops of nut oil (almond if you can find it, or peanut/walnut/? if you cant).
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CFB, it looks like a 150 mile drive for edamame for me. Soybeans aren't that good.
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No, they most certainly arent.

None in the frozen food section at your local market? No asian specialty food stores near you?

Try them, try them...you will like them...you will see!

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