This is a bit of a strange question but does anyone know of any methods for extracting the fat from nuts, in such a way that the nut is not destroyed? Shea butter, for example, is made by roasting the seed till its completely burnt, and then crushing it, etc etc... but is there any way to get the oils out without losing the nut?
Most oil extraction processes from seeds/grain are either mechanical pressing, or chemical extraction, which uses a lot of nasty chemicals. It's okay for getting oil out of algae, or rapeseed, 'cause...well... who would eat that? .... oh, wait...
Anyways, no, not that I'm aware of, unless you are willing to use a lot of nasty chemicals.
I don't really eat nuts, except here and there as an ingredient in recipes. I could take them or leave them. I used to really, really love bread though. I haven't replaced it with faux bread, or some kind of sprouted, fermented, magic sour dough. I mostly just gave it up. I have some of the real thing, now and then, less and less as time goes by.
I think if you really believe a particular food is not in the best interests of your health, it's best just to give it up. That's my (long term) plan for beer.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related
Powdered peanut butter,PB 2, is defatted nut product you could buy though it is peanut butter so it's not entirely primal...tastes great though, low calorie snack and cures my peanut cravings!
Mix it in almond milk and BOOM BOOM BOOM dessert