Almonds are one of the healthiest and most beneficial foods to eat, but as this article states – they are not all created equal. Most of the almonds sold in the U.S. have been fumigated with propylene oxide, a chemical that even the CDC has admitted causes cancer ?
This is done in order to stay in compliance with a law passed in 2007 in response to a rare salmonella outbreak. There are two ways to do this – heat treatment or fumigation with propylene oxide. Obviously those that are heat treated are the right choice! This article includes a list of which companies use heat and which use chemicals. Shop smart!