Starting on September 1, 2007, it became illegal for 100% raw almonds to be manufactured and sold in the United States, with two exceptions (discussed below). Eating SCD/GAPS/PALEO (some camps) can mean eating nuts if tolerated and ideally properly processed and traditionally prepared thereby making such more easily digested. Understanding what this legislation means for your sourcing almonds is simple.
First, you can read the new law and its specific provisions by going to the website address of the California Almond Board. This site is loaded with processing information you may be concerned with such as: Harvest Issues: Stockpiling, Moisture Content, Quality Problems and Aflatoxin, or listen to the audio on the Almond Update on Russian Import Ban.