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Gut Nuts - Fermented Almonds: Expo West 2023 NEXTY Finalist for Best New Functional Food!

Gut Nuts - Fermented Almonds

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We’re taking almonds where they’ve never been before by fermenting them into a savory and crispy snack nut! Introducing Gut Nuts, the world’s first fermented and dehydrated almonds. 

Expect sour, salty, and umami flavor notes. No more naturally sweet almonds here! Also expect them to shatter when you bite into them, exploding these flavors onto all the different flavor receptors across your tongue.

These are perfect for crunchy snacking in whole form, adding to salads, dicing into crusts, or ground into a meal for savory almond breads or muffins. Be sure to allow the almonds to touch all parts of your tongue to reach all your different flavor receptors!

In our patent-pending process, we lacto-ferment organic almonds from Burroughs Family Farms for 10 to 14 days to reach the perfect level of acidity and sourness. 

Then, we dehydrate the almonds at the lowest possible temperature for 2 days to dry them out, creating an extremely crunchy shelf-stable snack nut that pops in both flavor and texture.

THE FIFTH TASTE: Savory/umami is a key flavor in diet as one of the five basic tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter and savory/umami) that is not well represented in the American palate, especially in snacks, which are dominated by sweet and/or salty. Various health imbalances can occur by lacking or exceeding any one of the five basic tastes. We’re seeking to address that in this line of products!

In general, fermenting foods increases the nutrient content and the bioavailability of nutrients, decreases anti-nutrients (phytic acid, lectins, oxalic acid, tannins), toxins (heavy metals and mycotoxins), and agricultural pollutants (glyphosate and other herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fumigants).  

Glyphosate, for example, is reduced by 65% in sauerkraut compared to pre-fermentation levels on the cabbage according to one lab we talked to. We are waiting for our before and after fermentation test results before we can make specific claims.

There are other potential health benefits we plan to study as well. For example, post-biotics: “non-viable bacterial products or metabolic products from microorganisms that have biologic activity in the host.” 

It’s likely that many of the positive health benefits of this product will be post-biotic in nature, rather than probiotic, as dehydration, even at low temperatures, will kill off all living organisms. It’s how we achieve shelf stability! Again, testing will tell.

Though this product has been over 2.5 years in development, this is an experimental product launch, and we’re looking forward to hearing any and all of your feedback! 

Looking for live probiotic foods? Head over to the Gut Nuts fermented almond brine page, where we sell the medium in which we ferment our almonds as a refreshing probiotic tonic!


Ingredients: Organic Almonds, Organic Date Syrup, Ancient Seabed Salt, select lactic acid bacteria cultures

Contains: Tree nuts (Almonds).

Refrigeration not necessary. Shelf stable for at least 1 year.



"These are the best almonds I have ever tasted." - Whitney

"These are going to revolutionize the world." - Tobi

"I LOVE the Gut Nuts!! Like head over heels. The flavor and the texture are a 10. I really think you've got an amazing product. I would love to help you blow them up! I'm eating your nuts right now I can't stop. They're addictive!" - Kathryn Lukas, founder of Farmhouse Culture



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