*Where can I buy truly raw almonds?
United States organic and conventional almonds are required to be pasteurized by law. This means that even almonds that are labeled "raw" are not truly raw.
Organic almonds are a bit better in that they are flash pasteurized with hot steam for a short duration, and many of these almonds are shown to still be viable enough to sprout!
Still, if you really want to find truly raw organic almonds, here are 3 ways:
1) Get truly raw organic almonds directly from the farm (in other words, no shipping). Organic Pastures offers this and Azure Standard offers to "deliver" (rather than ship) to you:
2) Get truly raw organic almonds from another country. A search on amazon yields some choices: http://amzn.to/1UpxxSW
3) Get truly raw organic almonds from a food co-op that sources almonds from #1 or #2 above.
We hope this helps!