At Jiva, our unpasteurized almonds are organic and untouched by irradiation, high heat, steam or chemicals. Our almonds are imported from Spain where pasteurization mandated by the USDA is not a requirement – hence this is why these are so sought after. Jiva Organics Raw Unpasteurized Almonds are a whole, complete food with their fats, enzymes all intact and are sprout-able too. You can make almond milk or sprouted nut butters that will stay fresher longer with our Jiva Organics Raw Unpasteurized Almonds. Benefits of almonds are many; from being a wonderful source of vitamin E, magnesium, they are replete with the good mono and polyunsaturated fats. Our almonds also offer a healthier alternative to almonds pasteurized with propylene oxide gas, a known carcinogen. Use them to make delicious homemade almond milk, gluten-free almond meal/flour or eat a handful for a healthy snack!