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Neill Smith
08-21-2008, 06:24 AM
I stumbled across two things yesterday that I hadn't seen before and thought some folks might be interested. Both appear paleo to me; please correct me if I'm wrong.

Frozen dessert made with coconut milk (http://www.turtlemountain.com/products/purely_decadent_Coconut_Milk.html)

Unsweetened almond milk (http://www.bluediamond.com/retail/breeze/index.cfm)

Kyle Clayton
08-21-2008, 10:11 AM
I looked through the flavors. Seems like Coconut, Chocolate, and Vanilla Bean are paleo-friendly, though a little high in sugar. Coconut has the least amount of sugar.

The other flavors do NOT look very paleo to me. They're dairy and soy free and all that junk, but not everything is unprocessed. Especially not in the cookie dough one. It's full of non-paleo crap.

I might try one of the safer flavors next time I go, though.

Rachel Izzo
08-21-2008, 10:45 AM
I like these better:

http://www.coconutbliss.com/html/flavors.html

Margie Lempert
08-22-2008, 07:31 AM
This is also a killer brand made with cashew butter:

http://shop.organicnectars.com/product.sc;jsessionid=0B2F5ACA9DA4D2AFFB20AEB46E95 5FC3.qscstrfrnt02?productId=32&categoryId=7

sarena kopciel
08-22-2008, 01:01 PM
This is also a killer brand made with cashew butter:

http://shop.organicnectars.com/product.sc;jsessionid=0B2F5ACA9DA4D2AFFB20AEB46E95 5FC3.qscstrfrnt02?productId=32&categoryId=7

That looks awesome Margie but its technically not paleo as it is from cashews!!

As for Rachel's idea of the Coconut bliss-it is far superior!!

And the unsweetened almond milk is not so favorable!!

Kyle Clayton
08-22-2008, 03:46 PM
That looks awesome Margie but its technically not paleo as it is from cashews!!

As for Rachel's idea of the Coconut bliss-it is far superior!!

And the unsweetened almond milk is not so favorable!!

Why aren't cashews paleo? Are they a legume or something?

sarena kopciel
08-22-2008, 03:47 PM
Why aren't cashews paleo? Are they a legume or something?
You got it. I love em but rarely eat em as I cant digest them!!:(

Kyle Clayton
08-22-2008, 06:01 PM
You got it. I love em but rarely eat em as I cant digest them!!:(

I looked it up a number of places and it is considered a seed, not a legume.

Scott Kustes
08-24-2008, 01:51 PM
It's not a legume, it's a seed. It's technically not Paleo because of the processing that is required to get the seed out of its poisonous covering.

sarena kopciel
08-24-2008, 02:00 PM
It's not a legume, it's a seed. It's technically not Paleo because of the processing that is required to get the seed out of its poisonous covering.

Kyle Clayton:
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I looked it up a number of places and it is considered a seed, not a legume.


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OK thanks for the correction all!! I just know I can digest them!

Kyle Clayton
08-25-2008, 08:19 PM
It's not a legume, it's a seed. It's technically not Paleo because of the processing that is required to get the seed out of its poisonous covering.

That's depressing to hear since I love cashews. Guess I'll have to at least tone it down. Don't tell me almonds fall under the same category. I'll slit my wrists.

Darryl Shaw
08-26-2008, 05:54 AM
It's not a legume, it's a seed. It's technically not Paleo because of the processing that is required to get the seed out of its poisonous covering.

The French naturalist Andre Thevet encountered Brazilian natives eating the roasted seeds of the cashew apple in 1558 suggesting that they can be harvested and processed without too much difficulty using methods that mesolithic hunter-gatherers would have routinely used to process other toxic foods.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Andr%C3%A9-thevet-cashew.jpg

Scott Kustes
08-26-2008, 09:52 AM
Kyle, if you like cashews, eat them. Try not to be too dogmatic about what is Paleo vs. what is not. If it works for you, go for it. That doesn't mean don't try cutting them out and seeing if it affects you.