Why do we use Nutritional yeast?
Nutritional yeast is valued because it is a concentrated source of protein, B complex vitamins, minerals, and because of its creamy cheese-likey flavor. It is easily digestible and contains all the essential amino acids. In fact, it is considered a super food because the nutrients are very concentrated (1 or 2 tablespoons is a sensible serving). It requires no
refrigeration on its own and has a long shelf-life. Nutritional yeast is from the Saccharomyces
Cerevisiae species, and has been deactivated through a pasteurization process.
Since it is not a live yeast, it has no fermenting or leavening power. Also, because
it has no live yeast, it is acceptable in moderate amounts for those following a diet
designed to manage Candida albicans. Nutritional yeast is grown on molasses for
the purpose of a food supplement and has a pleasant, cheese-like flavor, very low sodium,
and is nutrient dense. Brewer’s yeast, on the other hand, is a by-product of the brewing
industry and has a bitter hops flavor. The Red Star nutritional yeast we use is fortified with B12.
Is Parma! considered raw?
The walnuts, seeds, herbs and spices we use are all raw, except chipotle. The nutritional yeast is
pasteurized over 108 degrees which renders it not "raw". After the yeast is cultured, it is pasteurized
and dried on a drum to kill the live yeast. This process makes it nutrient dense. Although not considered
a raw food, many health conscious people, raw and otherwise, eat Parma! because it's a super food
and it is delicious!
Are walnuts a good food source of Omega 3 essential oils?
Raw walnuts, which is what we use in Parma!, are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 oils. Omega 3's are essential for many metabolic processes in your body."(Omega 3's) speed up the activity of cells and are concentrated, not surprisingly, in all of our most active tissues; brains, eyes, ears, sperm." (Susan Allport, Omega-6 Me: One woman's journey to the dark side of the American food supply). Walnuts look a lot like a brain and are good for our brain. Click here for more information on why Omega 3's are good for the brain.
Top 7 Reasons to eat walnuts, from Dr. Mercola and can be found at drmercola.com.
Walnuts belong to the tree nut family, along with Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts,
pecans, pine nuts, and pistachios. Each has its own unique nutritional profile.
One-quarter cup of walnuts, for instance, provides more than 100 percent of the daily
recommended value of plant-based omega-3 fats, along with high amounts of copper,
manganese, molybdenum, and biotin.
Some of the most exciting research about walnuts includes:
1. Cancer-Fighting Properties
Walnuts may help reduce not only the risk of prostate cancer, but breast cancer as well.
In one study, mice that ate the human equivalent of 2.4 ounces of whole walnuts for 18 weeks
had significantly smaller and slower-growing prostate tumors compared to the control group
that consumed the same amount of fat but from other sources.
Overall the whole walnut diet reduced prostate cancer growth by 30 to 40 percent. According to another study on mice, the human equivalent of just two handfuls of walnuts a day cut breast cancer risk in half, and slowed tumor growth by 50 percent as well.
2. Heart Health
Walnuts contain the amino acid l-arginine, which offers multiple vascular benefits to people with heart disease, or those who have increased risk for heart disease due to multiple cardiac risk factors. If you struggle with herpes, you may want to avoid or limit walnuts, as high levels of arginine can deplete the amino acid lysine, which can trigger herpes recurrences.Walnuts also contain the plant-based omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is anti-inflammatory and may prevent the formation of pathological blood clots. Research shows that people who eat a diet high in ALA are less likely to have a fatal heart attack and have a nearly 50 percent lower risk
of sudden cardiac death. Eating just four walnuts a day has been shown to significantly raise blood levels of heart-healthy ALA, and walnut consumption supports healthful cholesterol levels. Separate research showed that eating just one ounce of walnuts a day
may decrease cardiovascular risk, and among those at high cardiovascular risk, increased frequency of nut consumption significantly lowers the risk of death.
3. Rare and Powerful Antioxidants.
Antioxidants are crucial to your health, as they are believed to help control how fast you age by combating free radicals, which are at the heart of age-related deterioration. Walnuts contain several unique and powerful antioxidants that are available in only a few commonly eaten foods. This includes the quinone juglone, the tannin tellimagrandin, and the flavonol morin. Walnuts contain antioxidants that are so powerful at free-radical scavenging that researchers called them "remarkable," and research has shown that
walnut polyphenols may help prevent chemically-induced liver damage. In another study, researchers found that nuts, especially walnuts, have potent antioxidant powers. Walnut polyphenols had the best efficacy among the nuts tested and also the highest lipoprotein-bound antioxidant activity. The researchers concluded: "Nuts are high in polyphenol antioxidants which by binding to lipoproteins would inhibit oxidative processes that lead to atherosclerosis in vivo. In human supplementation studies nuts have been shown to improve the lipid profile, increase endothelial function and reduce inflammation, all without causing weight gain."
4. Weight Control
Adding healthful amounts of nuts such as walnuts to your diet can help you to maintain your ideal weight over time. In one review of 31 trials, those whose diets included extra nuts or nuts substituted for other foods lost about 1.4 extra pounds and half an inch from their waists. Eating walnuts is also associated with increased satiety after just three days.
5. Improved Reproductive Health in Men
One of the lesser-known benefits of walnuts is their impact on male fertility. Among men who consume a Western-style diet, adding 75 grams (a bit over one-half cup) of walnuts daily significantly improved sperm quality, including vitality, motility, and morphology.
6. Brain Health
Walnuts contain a number of neuroprotective compounds, including vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats, and antioxidants. Research shows walnut consumption may support brain health, including increasing inferential reasoning in young adults. One
study also found that consuming high-antioxidant foods like walnuts "can decrease the enhanced vulnerability to oxidative stress that occurs in aging," "increase health span," and also "enhance cognitive and motor function in aging."
The beneficial dietary fat in walnuts has been shown to improve metabolic parameters in people with type 2 diabetes. Overweight adults with type 2 diabetes who ate one-quarter cup of walnuts daily had significant reductions in fasting insulin levels compared to those who did not, and the benefit was achieved in the first three months.
Our Kosher certification
Parma! is certified Kosher by Oregon Kosher, click here for details.
What is so great about Himalayan crystal salt?
Himalayan crystal salt is an ancient pure salt that has been compressed naturally over time in the Himalayan Mountains, to form a crystal matrix. All the minerals in the salt are attached in a structure that makes them easily accessible to our cells.
Their small size gives them access to the cells in a form that can be easily assimilated and metabolized by the body. For more information on this wonderful salt, please click HERE.
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Why isn't Parma! available at my favorite store?
The non-dairy cheese buyer at your store doesn't know about Parma! yet. So educate them! Let them know Parma! is a yummy product that boosts savory food to the next level of yum! -- contains few ingredients, nothing you can't pronounce, is animal friendly, and you want to buy it at their store. You can also forward us their information and we will contact them.
How can I buy Parma! right now?
See our "where to buy" page. There, in addition to brick-n-mortar stores, you will find numerous on-line stores that sell Parma!
Is Parma! available in Canada?
Yes! Parma! is distributed in Canada. If your favorite stores does not carry it yet, please let them know it is distributed by Heart Smart Foods in Canada.
Is Parma! available in other countries?
Yes, Parma! is now distributed to various countries in Western Europe. Please see our "where to buy" page for more information.If you have further questions about Parma! complete the contact us page and we will put them in our que to answer as soon as we can.
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