My experience is that's up for debate.
Some say that raw cashews are steamed to get them
out of their shells and 'raw' is only meant to set them apart in taste from
'roasted' cashews, but that they're actually dead.
Others say that only the very outside of the nut
has been killed, if anything, and that they've personally had success getting
cashews from health food stores such as People's food coop to sprout, which
would prove life.
I tend to eat by instinct and feel that often
the cashews available in bulk at health food stores such as Daily Grind
and People's are often raw, but not always. How to tell? Well,
my feeling is that 'halves and pieces' are not usually as alive as whole
cashews. And other than that, I just go on taste and
To be on the safe side, I generally tend to favor
nuts such as walnuts, brazil nuts, hazelnuts (filberts) and almonds, which
are more reliably living than pistachios, pine nuts, cashews and pecans.
Seeds such as sunflower are also great. Sunflower seeds are such easy
sprouters that proving life is only a 24-hour process (soak, then
For example, for the party I'm having Jan 15
(if anyone wants to come who hasn't yet RSVP'd, please do so now
so I'll have enough food for everyone), I will only be using for-sure raw
I hope that helps and I wish I could give a more
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can you buy raw cashews in portland?