are a frequent topic of discussion by those on the SCD.
little, great-tasting nut is pure and concentrated health!
contain more vitamin E than almost any other kind of food.
There are 24 mg vitamin E in a 100 grams of almonds. There
are numerous minerals in a concentrated form - especially
magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous. Almonds also contain
healthy fat acids. Almonds contain 39 grams of fat per 100
grams, equal to 64% fat energy, but if you don't have trouble
with your weight, feel free to munch because the kind of fat
in almonds is the healthy kind. Almonds contain 9 grams of
fiber and 20 grams of protein per 100 grams." (-Mik
My bag says: per 1/3 cup
your own search
on the USDA
wrote: "Hi everyone, As I mentioned a few weeks ago things
have been going great for me until this week. I've been on
the diet 9 months now. The two things that are different is
that I ate grapes early in the week and I've been using the
Dutch Valley Pecan Meal **. I
made some nut flour cookies and had about 4 of them the day
that I ate a few grapes. The next day I had quite a bit of
bowel activity. I layed off the grapes but continued to eat
the cookies the next few days. Things did not improve. So
I stopped eating anything made with the nut flour and things
have quieted down again. Is it possible that there is something
in the nut flour that's not ok? It does taste a bit different
than when I had ground pecans myself. Anyone else notice a
problem with this flour?"
"The Nut meal especially as cookies is really for the
advanced people who have very little symptoms. the dry gritty
nature of nut meal can be a mechanical abrasive to the bowel
lining. Certainly if there is any grittiness in your stool
after eating nuts, avoid them until it heals completely. Even
if there is not, eat them with caution."
Editor's note: several SCD listserve members have complained
of problems with Dutch Valley products. Other sources are
recommended on the right side of this page.
milk is an ingredient common in Medieval European recipes,
particularly in Lenten dishes (milk, eggs, and meat broth
all being forbidden in Lent). The beverages
page has a basic recipe.
are various ways to make nut
butter (almond, cashew, pecan..).
Cooking with almonds
writes: "If you haven't yet baked with the nut flour,
it definitely makes this diet more tolerable. I find the muffins
are the easiest to bake, and a couple of them a day helped
stabilize my weight. (Try cutting them in half, toasting them,
and spreading butter or peanut butter on them.)
can get the DCCC, the "Lois" bread is also very good, especially
if you toast it. (It's not the same as whole wheat, but I'll
get over it.) It's harder (more time and prep) to bake, and,
since it doesn't really "rise" like wheat bread, one loaf
doesn't last too long. Since I started using a food processor,
it comes out much smoother and more bread-like. And if you
cut the whole loaf in half, and then slice it sideways, the
slices are about the same size as regular bread.
recipes, as you may know, the SCD is often compared to the
Atkins diet which seeks to reduce or eliminate carbohydrates.
(The Atkins diet is actually *very* different from the SCD,
and even more controversial, but it's similiarities to SCD
are interesting.) Anyway, when I ran across "Dr. Atkins's
Quick and Easy New Diet Cookbook" at a local bookstore, I
picked it up to browse. It has a few recipes that comply with
SCD guidelines, including some appealing ideas for vegetable
dishes and sauces. At $12.95, I figure it's worth looking
at. bhoman @ transart.com
- sells almond flour in 3 lb. bags for $ 9.95 and 5 lb. bags for
Nut Company - sells almond flour in 25 lb. bags for $3.50/lb.
One customer remarked "..It is nearly white in color, and is
MUCH finer than what you get from running almonds through a Cuisinart
machine..the site even has a link dedicated to SCD!" Telephone:
Kitchen Shop / SCDKitchen.com
Joe's - with stores scattered throughout the U.S., they sell
walnuts, pecans, almonds, and cashews in many varieties (raw, blanched,
salted..). Laura happily grinds her own almond flour from TJ's blanched
almonds in a Cuisinart
Pro Custom 11.
of you who prefer organic nuts, I did some surfing and came across
Nuts 4 U - Lori
wrote: "Most seem to get their nut flour from Hughson Nuts,
but it only comes in 25# increments. I have been on the diet for
2 weeks now and I bought mine from "Nuts 4 U". (No, I am not joking
:). You can find them at www.nuts4u.com.
You can get as small amounts as 1# or 3# of blanched almond flour
to test it out first. I'd go with at least 3#. It's more per pound
though...You can also call them at 1-800-NUTS4U2." They carry
walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, macadamias, cashews, blanched almonds,
and natural almonds.
Nuts in Belmont, Mass. - They carry all kinds of nuts and nut
flours, raw nuts, and dried fruits. The Almond flour is $7/pound
I think. That is pretty steep, but at least I know I can get it
locally if I really need it. - Brian
offers many nuts and dried fruits, including pecans, cashews, macadamias,
mixed nuts, apricots, dates, and more. According to Nancy T., "They
also offer a ready-to-use Pecan meal. It is less expensive than
the whole pecans and very convenient. Just be aware that every item
you make with this will come out dark colored. Items may look like
they're burning but they're not. Just experiment with it. It is
was suggested by Anne in Canada (see
her note about international shipping options).
In the UK: Almonds,
walnuts, pecans, and more can be purchased from HBS Foods Ltd, Unit
6, Washington Centre, Halesowen Road, Dudley, W. Midlands DY2 9RE,
and from Tom Anderson @ tel: 0191 2368350.
In Canada: check
your local John Vince store. According to Art Dugout, check out
your local "Ambrosia stores, Bulk Barn, or other bulk /health
food stores...I ordered an 11.34Kg box from Johnvince's Warehouse
in Downsview (Toronto) for $79.38. You just call 416-636-6146 EXT
#1 and just order a box (Code #13009) and you can pick it up the
Also in Canada,
visit the uclbs.org site, click
on the Resources link.
Brett in Australia
suggests two sources in Australia:
- The Nut Stand
Co. 56-54 McCauley St., Alexandria, NSW 2015. 02-9319-4143.
Australia Ltd., Stuart Highway, Renmark, South Australia. 08-8595-1770.
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