California Almonds - 3lb RAW Bag
Contain naturally occurring prebiotics and probiotics
Distinct and Superior to Organic. Sustainably grown. Steam pasteurized (no chemicals used). Non-GMO. Certified Kosher.
Our almonds are very unique: they have superior health and taste. They are grown in soils our forefathers knew – biodiverse and productive. Our diversity and vitality are proven and certified.
Estate grown – direct from the farm
Consuming just 20 grams of nuts per day (about 20 almonds) may reduce the risk of death and chronic disease, according to a recent massive meta-analysis of 20 studies and 820,000 participants by the Imperial College London School of Public Health published in the journal of BMC Medicine. *In 2013, an estimated 4.4 million deaths may be attributable to a nut intake below 20 grams per day in North and South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific.*
Overview of Our Story
We are fourth generation California farmers. It took us over 20 years to develop a proprietary, sustainable method to re-create virgin soils and another 10 years to convert our ranch.
Distinct and Superior to Organic -- While although it’s true that 99% of our inputs are certified organic, we believe there is a better way. Wild Soil brand farming is grounded in science; organic is not. Our methods restore the biodiversity that modern farming practices have depleted over generations. We know of no other farming method that is more sustainable as we work tirelessly to protect the environment for future generations. Our proprietary farming method is based on a wellness model: healthy soils create healthy trees and healthy trees create healthy nuts.
Just as award winning vines pick up the unique flavor profiles of the soil, our almond trees produce almonds that truly taste different due to the diversity, vibrancy and richness of our soils and world renowned growing region.
Biodiversity increases human, plant and soil health. Healthy soils grow a more vibrant, robust, tastier and healthy nut. Eating the nut connects us to the soil. We have created Healthy Soils for a Healthier YOU!
Our Wild Soil Method and its Benefits
Wild Soil brand farming uses proprietary cultural methods to create a form of restored virgin soil. Virgin soil allows plants to achieve their full potential. In addition, good soil contains a diversity of microorganisms that trigger disease resistance in the plant by stimulating its immune system and suppress the growth of plant pathogens in the soil. This combination of a vibrant plant and fewer pathogens reduces the need for pesticides.
Conventional farming produces big plants, which are maintained with continuing supplies of chemical fertilizer and pesticides. Modern farming creates sterile soils as many of these chemicals decimate the life in the soil. The byproduct of theses sterile soils is sterile food that is lacking in rich life and naturally occurring probiotics. Science is now understanding that soil life protects human life as eating foods rich in natural probiotics protects human health through healthy gut/intestinal microflora. Sterile foods are contributing to the dramatic rise in human non communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and stroke to name just a few.
Organic farming claims to use fewer chemicals, but OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute), the organization that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production under the USDA National Organic Program, still permits organic growers to use 23 Class 1 chemicals for growing almonds. Class 1 pesticides are all extremely toxic to humans and must carry the warning, DANGER, on their label. Many of these are restricted use chemicals. They can be used only by well-trained, licensed professionals, who must wear special protective gear in some cases.
Our farming method is an informed version of organic management. We grow plants that are so vibrantly healthy, we do not need to use any Class 1 pesticides.
Our almond trees grow in newly virgin soil which was restored in part by supplying proprietary, OMRI-certified compost at a rate of 10 tons/acre for over 10 years. We use our own proprietary methods for monitoring microbial diversity and rejecting any compost or other inputs that do not meet our farming standards.
The large amount of organic matter present in our fields has 3 important benefits:
1. It holds more water for a longer time than soils containing less organic matter. More water means more soil life, not to mention conserving one of our most precious natural resources.
2. The second benefit is a healthier soil food web of microorganisms and small, largely invertebrate animals that cycle mineral nutrients between the soil organic matter and the plants. This large population of happy microbes suppresses disease organisms, but in addition, it offers probiotic benefits to our nuts. For example, probiotics promote microbial diversity in our gut, and greater diversity has been proven to promote leanness and inhibit obesity.
Our almonds undergo proprietary testing, proving their content of naturally occurring probiotics.* New research shows that changing the human diet alters the profile of intestinal microorganisms from one associated with obesity to one characteristic of non-obesity. Thus, healthy diets promote human health, and our almonds can be part of that process.
3. A third advantage of restoring a diversity of life to farmed-out soil is that the microbial community destroys legacy pesticides and toxins still present in the soil. Those pesticides and synthetic fertilizers have perpetrated soil genocide by killing more than 99% of soil organisms in conventional farm fields. Our Wild Soil method, with its extreme soil diversity, degrades trace pesticides. We know of no other agriculture soils that contain fewer trace pesticides than ours.
Our customers’ health, safety, and taste buds are our most important concerns. Plant and human vibrancy is tied to our soils through the soil-plant-human cycle.
* Wild Soil brand farming methods were developed after more than 20 years of trials and testing by a research group comprised of a consortium of subject matter experts in diverse disciplines including soil science, microbiology, human pathology and immunology. Several of these experts are among the top in the world in their field. These researchers obtained their PhDs/studies/residencies at the following institutions: Harvard, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, and St. Louis University.
The probiotic benefits of the proprietary methods described above have not been evaluated by the FDA or the USDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. You should not use the information described above for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. You should contact your healthcare professional if you suspect you might have a health problem.