Sprouting is one of the most fascinating natural phenomena. From this tiny appendage, a tree is born. It’s not surprising that there is exceptional nutritional value locked inside the kernel. Sprouting enlivens the enzymes that are dormant within. These enzymes activate when they come in contact with water, and the nuts are “awakened”.
The potential growth for each nut is to become a tree, and when we eat sprouted almonds our bodies receive this concentrated vital energy and nutrition. Even more important, sprouting neutralizes enzyme inhibitors present in the nut, allowing quicker and more complete digestion and assimilation of nutrients.
We source our sprouted almond butter from Longhurst Farms in Sheridan, Wyoming. Rey and Bobby Longhurst have produced and sold sprouted almonds and almond butter since 2004.
It all started when Bobby (Rey’s wife) had serious health problems. She was enrolled in the resident Optimal Health Institute in San Diego for a two-week stay to find out what was wrong with her health. One of the foods they fed her was sprouted almonds.
This specialty food made Rey curious and after months of research and product development, Rey concluded that this was something the whole world needed to know about. Sprouted Almonds, LLC was born! Rey and Bobby rebranded the company in 2017 under the name Longhurst Farms to include additional sprouted products besides almonds. In 2019 they opened the Nut Factory Retail Store to share their sprouting secrets with the local community in Sheridan, Wyoming and surrounding areas.
We have built a wonderful relationship with Rey and Bobby! They spent significant time on the phone and via email counseling us as we started our new business, providing their expertise and support. We are thrilled to use their sprouted almond butter in our product. Their almonds are not roasted, they are dried thus ensuring there is no rancid oil after taste associated with their almond butter.
For more information on all of their amazing nuts and nut butters visit their website at LonghurstFarms.com.