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2die4 Live Foods Sunflower Seeds | Sports Mix

New Products from 2die4 Live Foods


Some of the most alive and health-promoting foods on this planet are fermented - including power foods such as tempeh, sourdough breads, kimchi, yoghurt, miso, tamari, sauerkraut, umeboshi, wine and idli (rice flour).


Activated Organic Vegan Sunflower Seeds


These Organic Australian sunflower kernals are the fruit of the sunflower (Helianthus Annuus).


Botanically speaking, organic sunflower seeds are more properly referred to as an achene.


When dehulled, the edible remainder is called the organic sunflower kernel.


Gluten Free & Vegan.


Activated Organic Vegan Sports Mix


A synergistic blend of whole foods providing the body with essential bio-available nutrients, proteins, healthy fats, anti inflamitaries and antioxidants for endurance and recovery.


With Organic Pepitas and Organic Sunflower seeds that have been long-soaked – then long-dried at low temperatures, ensuring activation & preservation of nutrients


with Organic Cranberries,Organic Sultanas, Organic Cacao Nibs and Ginger.


Gluten free, suitable for vegans.


 2die4 Live Food’s ACTIVATED nuts and seeds have been long-soaked in water, fresh whey and whole, raw Celtic sea salt. Presto! Fermentation has begun. The nuts are then long-dried (dehydrated, not cooked) at very low temperatures. This arrests, and does not kill the nutrient-enlivening transformation that takes place with fermentation, which simply re-ignites once the nuts are popped into the mouth.

Activated nuts and seeds become noticeably lighter, tastier, more nourishing, free of bitterness and markedly more-ish. They have been deemed, in fact, by some very alive customers of ours, “2die4”!!


UMAMI is a Japanese word meaning “deliciousness”, or just plain “yummy”. When Japanese scientists discovered the existence of a “fifth taste” located between sweet and savoury, UMAMI is the title they gave it. And now we have it on good authority that 2die4’s unique fermentation and dehydration process generates the UMAMI taste in its brilliant range


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2die4 ACTIVATED NUTS & SEEDS Tradition

Raison d’être - Tradition


In order to unearth the true essentials of the grand enigma known as correct diet’, the path best followed is certainly, and almost exclusively, the artful ways of traditional foods and practices. There you will find time-tested, health enhancing, experience-rich, life-embracing processes and recipes that will nourish, heal and protect the human species.



  • Why do Indians, for example, leave their rice/urad dhal dough stand overnight before making their delicious idli and dosa breakfasts the next morning?

  • Why do Mexicans do the same with their corn flour gruels?

  • Why do the Scots soak their oat porridge for a day then cook it long and slow, before storing it in wooden drawers?

  • Why do (old-school) Italians prepare their pasta/bread/pizza wheat doughs the night before?

  • Why do the Chinese soak their soya beans for days, and then introduce rare, cultural, bacterial, fermenting processes?

  • Why are cacao and coffee beans fermented before roasting?

  • Why even did our own grandmothers peel, then soak, potatoes and other root vegetables in water for some hours before cooking?

  • And why today do increasing numbers of health-conscious people long-soak their almonds and other nuts overnight in water, prior to consumption?

The answers to these questions will become apparent in the following text, but firstly, despite the wide diversity of these foods – of grains, beans, pulses, nuts or root veggies - what is it that they all have in common?


They are seeds – all seeds of new growth.


Even the potato.


Now, one doubts the Scot, the Italian, the Mexican or our grandmothers were aware that by long-soaking their seeds, or by long-standing their seed-grain doughs and porridges, etc., they were actually neutralizing the presence of harmful, digestion-disturbing elements, which a more friendly science nowadays has identified as anti-nutrients, and which are found in all seeds, whatever type they may be.


No, granny didn’t have the science, but what she did have was magical, and that is tradition, which came first, which was passed down through generations, and the essence of which is now being proven to be soundly based.


It was after World War II that we began to rapidly lose touch with aeons of food tradition, especially in English-speaking cultures. 


All seeds aspire to self-preserve as long as is necessary for the fulfillment of their life mission – that is, to sprout and grow into the same tree or shrub from which they arose.


Just like a mother protects her children, seeds are both earnest and robust in accommodating this similar task, as they manifest a potpourri of naturally occurring chemicals within their structure as protection. Seeds have immune systems too, comprising various enzyme inhibitors and acids, such as:- 



  •  tannic

  • oxalic

  • salicylic and phytic acids

  • protein lectins

  • several other elements

many of which have specific jobs in the maintenance of both the shelf-life and guaranteed germination of each seed. Phytates (phytic acid) are particularly prevalent in most food plants.


And just as the presence of phytates deters bacteria and insects from biting into a seed, a nut, a grain, a bean, they also have a similar effect when consumed by humans, in that they :- 



  1.  

    1. interfere in, disturb, sometimes seriously, the human digestion

    2. bind with a whole range of minerals, rendering these essential nutrients inactive, unavailable to human health, hence the soubriquet “anti-nutrients”.

Humans are meant to get the same “taboo” message as bacteria and insects, but we have moved away from such sensitivity. Birds and ruminant animals have totally different digestion systems that do the conversion work for them.


Humans don’t have that luxury.


What we do have is the kitchen, time and co-operation. 


We are intended to remove these natural seed sentinels before ingestion.


And what’s the best way to do that?


Either 1) long-soaking seeds, nuts, beans, grains, pulses in water, or


           2) long-standing of pre-mixed (wet) doughs, porridges or gruels.


Like we at 2die4 Live Foods do with raw nuts and seeds in order to create our range of Activated Nuts.


Long-soaking of the raw materials, then dehydrating at low temperatures.


Activated Nuts are not cooked, simply arrested at an optimum stage of growth, leaving very clean nuts, in which the hefty mineral swag, the primo proteins, and the broad range of exquisite essential oils are not only intact, available, but enhanced – and, with the significant malevolent factors negated.


When a seed is soaked or a wet dough is created, prodigious enzyme activity is generated, which goes to work, not only at neutralizing the anti-nutrients but also initiating the important pre-digestion work of beginning the breakdown of any difficult nutrients, like proteins, carbohydrates, malts, etc. In the ferment process, this aspect of long-soaking is crucial to the enhancement of enzyme activity and the removal of anti-nutrients.


When a soaked seed swells and moves towards sprouting, it senses it has ‘done its job’, and so its natural chemical defence systems are relinquished – to water.


Similarly, when a wet wheat dough is left longer than 6 hours (the longer the better), most phytates are neutralized, but most importantly, the complex protein, gluten, is broken down sufficiently so as not to cause allergic reactions. Fast bread = gluten intolerance. It’s also a new disease, mirroring the speedy, convenient culture that began in the 1950’s.


Back to the original questions in the first paragraph, the Indians, whilst they might not know it scientifically, ferment their idli doughs for the removal of natural toxins, greater taste, digestibility and nutrient access. Ditto with the Mexicans and their corn; the Scots and their oats; the Italians and their wheat doughs.


The Chinese knew centuries ago that the soya bean was toxic to humans, and only to be used as a brilliant crop-rotation, nitrogen-fixing plant, but eventually they developed the complex fermentation techniques necessary to quell the imposing anti-nutrient/toxin presence in the soya bean, leading to the creation of wonderful foods such as tempeh, miso, nattoh and tamari.      


Raw coffee and cacao beans also contain natural toxins, bitter principles that are removed by soaking, by fermentation procedures.


I always thought it was a little weird seeing grandma soak her peeled root veges before cooking, but now I understand more, even if she never did. It was simply a proven tradition, for better taste and digestion, and tradition works for humanity, big-time.


And as for all those smart, informed, or simply sensitive people who soak their nuts overnight, they are creating for themselves optimum food value, minus the disturbing anti-nutrients, something I recognized in 2003 when I set about creating the first commercial Activated Nuts.


2die4 Live Foods does all the work for you - long-soaking of premium quality walnuts, brazil nuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans and pepitas - then long, sloooow drying at low temperatures to preserve the life that has been activated.


We have clients; people who could not eat even one walnut, now wolfing down activated walnuts to their hearts’ content. That’s a good result for all involved.


We also know that 2die4 nuts, via the brilliant ferment work upon the proteins, and in particular the glutamates, have the distinct flavour of the new, universally accredited fifth taste known as UMAMI, a Japanese word meaning ‘delicious’, or just plain “yummy”.


And it’s no coincidence that the Greek word for fermentation means alchemy.


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Grind Your Jasper Coffee Beans Fresh

The leading Australian owned Specialty Coffee Roasters!

Roast and blend to perfection the highest quality Single Origin Arabicas.

Part of their sustainability endeavor in distributing Fairtrade, Organic, and Carbon Neutral products.

Make your choice.

 

Now Stocking Bulk Beans to Grind.

Varieties of Jasper bulk coffee beans available to freshlly grind:- 

  • Cafe Femanino
  • Ethopian Yugicheffe
  • Nugini Okapa
  • Billy Dunne
  • Juliet

 

Other vairietes of beans to grind fresh:-

  • Decafe
    • Peru
    • East Timor
  • East Timor Maubisse
  • Mexico Chiapas
  • Dominican Republic Barahona
  • Isabel
  • Honduras Copan Ruins
  • Colombia Popayan

 

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Organic Celery

Yes Organic Celery has been available for a few week now.

It has generally been one of those things that we have not been able to source organically but now seems to have been available for a number of weeks now.

Earnest Bean Tofu Back in Stock

Yes we should have a consistent supply now of all your favorite Earnest Bean Tofu including

  • Plain Tofu 500g, 375g
  • Smoked Tofu
  • Smoked Tofu Dip

 

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Cheeki Stainless Steel Drink Bottle Cleaning Brush Kit

New from Cheeki - Brush Kit

The Cheeki bottle brush kit features a large & a small bottle brush with semi-firm bristles. Used with warm soapy water or a paste made from Bi-Carb Soda & water, the bottle brish kit will keep your bottles and their lids hygienic & clean.

Contains 1 x large brush for bottle cleaning and 1 x small brush for cleaning lids & accessories.

Designed to fit all Cheeki bottles, Cheeki's bottle brush will make sure your Cheeki bottles stay fresh and clean for longer.

A smaller, lid cleaning brush is also included with the bottle brush.

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To achieve this by seeking out, researching into and hand picking the purest, fairest, kindest and best quality products available on the market. And ensuring these hand-picked products are available on our shelves, along with genuine, good "old fashioned" customer service.

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Palm Oil Free Olive Oil Soaps & Shampoo

Tasmanian oil oil soapNatures Path - Tasmanian Olive Oil Soaps


100% Tasmanian Olive Oil is high in anti-oxidants, Vitamin A & E and is nourishing, moisterising and good for the skin.

Our soaps do not contain:

  • Artificial colours - only the natural colourings of paprika, green clay and herbs
  • Alcohol-based fragrances - only pure essential oils used so the smells is clean and fresh and beneficial for the skin
  • Palm Oil

In the tradition of soap making, olive oil contributes the firmness to a soap; so 100% olive oil soaps are hard and hold their shape until the used.

Soap lifetime is around 3 weeks (depending on how many people are using it) and as with all soaps, it is advisable not to have them sitting in water for extended lengths of time.

Remember: the older a soap is, the harder it is, and the longer it will last.

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'Superlative Purity'

These absolutely-pure soaps and shampoos are lovingly and carefully handmade in very-small batches from
  • MAJORITY NASAA-Certified Premium Organic Australian Cold-Pressed Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  •  Cosmetic-Quality Castor
  • Coconut Oils in Nourishing Natural
  • or with 100% Certified Organic
  • or 100% Pure Essential Oils,


  • each handcut cake retaining its naturally-occurring Organic Glycerine.

There are NO
  • ecology-harming refined, bleached & deodorised palm oils - usually labelled as 'vegetable oil' the production of which decimates rainforests and their creatures
  • animal by-products
  • artificial colours
  • scents
  • resin fillers
  • detergents
  • sulphates
  • phosphates
  • bleaches
  • deodorants
  • or other chemical additives
This gives an absolutely-pure and delightful ecologically-safe bathing experience.
The cakes are wrapped in cornstarch & acid-free, non-toxic dyed non dioxin/chlorine-bleached renewable paper.
The highly-concentrated richly-lathering solid shampoo will not strip the hair of its natural oils and gently cleans & revitalises each strand of hair so no conditioner is needed.
For centuries Olive Oil has replenished and revitalised skin & hair & Organic Olive Soap and Shampoo's MAJORITY use of NASAA-Certified Premium Australian Organic Olive Oil guarantees its nourishing & rejuvenating quality.
33 year's Olive Soapmaking Experience gives you 
Nourishing Natural Soap & Shampoo
  • Organic Rosemary Soap & Shampoo
  • Organic Lavender Soap & Shampoo
  • Organic Lemongrass Soap & Shampoo
  • Organic Peppermint Soap & Shampoo
  • Pure Sandalwood Soap
  • Pure Rose-Geranium Soap.

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