Seeds have an unwavering aspiration to grow into trees, vines and bushes, so they protect their seed shelf-life and germination potential with several naturally-occurring chemicals, phytates (phytic acid) being the most common. These “anti-nutrients” are harmful to humans, and must be neutralised in order to facilitate digestion and full access to nutrients, especially to minerals.
Phytates are plant storage compounds which bind minerals: iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium and phosphate, making them less available for absorption. Phytates inhibit (but do not entirely block) bioavailability of these nutrients, affecting how much of the other nutrients in that food that we can absorb. It’s important to know that these phytates won’t have a lasting effect once that food has been eaten.
We have found it is far better that we eat Activated nuts and seeds, long-fermented grains and bread doughs, long-soaked beans - nuts that have been pre-soaked in salted water and sometimes whey, and dehydrated (dried) back to crunch state at low temperatures that do not kill the activated, cultured life – which is how we do it here. The food alchemists at 2die4 Live Foods have created a range of Activated nuts, seeds, and other flavoured activated snacks! Of which you may guiltlessly and healthily indulge - with all minerals and vitamins accessible.
From a fiend to a friend in a ferment - the Greek word for which means “alchemy”
Certified Organic food is produced using organic farming methods containing no chemical fertilisers or synthetic pesticides or herbicides and contain no genetic modification, food irradiation or chemical additives.
Organic certification is a highly developed and trusted third party certification system. With a lack of regulation in Australia, a third party certification becomes even more important, as it provides a guarantee that the entire supply chain has been independently audited against strict standards, so consumers know they are getting what they paid for.'Certified organic’ is a regulated term in Australian labelling regulations, this means that if you want to use the term ‘certified’ anywhere on the product label (not necessarily in product name) the handling of the product must be in compliance with organic standards like ACOS, meaning the product must appear on an organic certificate and the label must be approved. If you are not certified yourself nor using certified manufacturers to produce / package/label your product, you cannot use the term ‘certified’ as you are not complying with the Australian labelling regulations.