Raw food nuts and seeds are likely to be a substantial part of your raw food diet. Outside of fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds will provide you with a wonderful source of healthy fats and protein. This is especially important for those who are vegan and choose not to eat animal proteins.
Nuts and seeds also happen to be a major component to many great raw food recipes. You can make all kinds of sauces, salad dressings, pates, and desserts with them. And you can also eat them just as they are as snacks, or sprinkle them onto salads, soups and raw food entrees.
Raw Organic Almonds are practically a daily staple in our raw food kitchen. When I first started a raw food diet, one of the first things I learned was how to make a simple almond pate, by putting almonds and various veggies, like carrots and celery, in a food processor until it is well blended. Adding different vegetables and spices to your almond pate can turn it into so many different raw food meals.
After you get good at that, you can branch out into all different kinds of nuts to see how their different flavors make different foods. I tend to use walnuts when I make my burritos. And I love making raw vegan cheeses with cashews or macadamia nuts. Nut-milk made from sesame seeds is another one of my favorites, because it contains sooooo much more calcium than cow's milk! And for added Omega 3's, I sprinkle ground flax seeds or hemp seeds on my salads, soups and all kinds of different foods. If you haven't tried the ancient Aztec superfood Chia seeds yet, they are totally worth a try - just 2 tablespoons in 1-1/2 cup water is a great oatmeal replacement, and much healthier!
So go ahead and go nuts!