What's Tasty at Sigona's Farmers Market

July 24, 2012

Sprouted Gourmet Almonds on Sale at Sigona’s

John Sigona’s Pick of the Week

Sprouted Gourmet Almonds: A Live and Very Healthy Food

On special right now through August 7th

Six months ago I introduced sprouted raw gourmet almonds, a hard-to-find raw food item with many health benefits. I’m re-introducing this wonderful item at a very special price.

California Raw Sprouted Gourmet Almonds: 5 oz. container for only $2.99 (regular $4.99)

A live, healthy and unique product from Central California, our sprouted gourmet almonds are absolutely incredible and hard to find anywhere but at Sigona’s Farmers Market.

I’m pleased as punch to offer them to you because they are truly so good for you. You’ll find them in our dried fruits and nuts section in 5oz. containers.

Believe it or not, these are actually healthier, better tasting and easier to chew and digest than our regular raw almonds. The sprouted unique formula is the key for this special almond, which originated from the farming family who grows these almonds, in Central California.

This healthy, original live sprouted food has exceptional nutritional value locked inside each kernel because sprouting enlivens the enzymes that are dormant within. Contact with water “awakens” the nut so sprouted almonds contain concentrated vital energy and nutrition. Sprouting neutralizes enzyme inhibitors present in the nut, allowing quicker and more complete digestion and assimilation of nutrients.

**Nutritional information:

  • Sprouted almonds contain resveratrol—an anti-aging factor—1.4 mg per 24 nuts—that’s the equivalent of 3 glasses of red wine
  • Sprouted almonds contain beta sitosterol, campesterol and stanols—cholesterol-lowering factors
  • Sprouted almonds contain stigma sterol—anti-muscle stiffness factor

Compared to “regular” raw almonds, sprouted are superior.

John outside with produce

John Sigona is the dried fruit & nut buyer for Sigona’s Farmers Markets in Palo Alto and Redwood City, Calif.

Per 10 oz. serving**

  • Calories from fat———-Raw…113———–Sprouted….99————(-13%)
  • Total fat——————–Raw…12.8 g——–Sprouted…11.25 g—–(-12%)
  • Saturated fat—————Raw…0. 88g——-Sprouted….0.74 g——(-16%)
  • Riboflavin B2————–Raw…31g————Sprouted…0.35 g——(+ 13%)
  • Niacin B3——————-Raw….0.95%——–Sprouted…0.99g——-(+ 4%)
  • Soluble Fiber—————Raw…..7.4%———-Sprouted…10.3%——(+39%)
  • Campesterol—————-Raw….1.2 mg———Sprouted…1.4 mg—-(+17%)
  • Beta Sitosterol————-Raw…..28.6 mg——-Sprouted…36.0 mg—(+26%)
  • Stanols———————-Raw…..9.5 mg———Sprouted…10.5 mg—(+11%)
  • Stigmasterol—————-Raw…..1.3 mg———Sprouted…1.7 mg—–(+31%)

Our sprouted live raw almonds are delicious to eat out of hand or in fruit and vegetable salads. They’re also great in granola and trail mixes.

**All nutritional information gathered directly from the source

May 2, 2012

Sigona’s Dried Fruit and Nut Specials: May 2-8, 2012

Sigona’s Dried Fruit and Nut Specials: May 2-8, 2012

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March 28, 2012

Sigona’s Dried Fruit and Nuts March 28 – April 3,2012

Sigona’s Dried Fruit and Nuts March 28 – April 3,2012

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January 18, 2012

Sigona’s Dried Fruit and Nuts: Jan. 18-24, 2012

Sigona’s Dried Fruit and Nuts: Jan. 18-24, 2012

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November 30, 2011

Sigona’s Dried Fruit and Nut Specials: Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2011

Sigona’s Dried Fruit and Nut Specials: Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2011

July 13, 2011

John Sigona’s Dried Fruit and Nut Pick of the Week: Raw, whole almonds

John Sigona’s Dried Fruit and Nut Pick of the Week

John Sigona partners with local farmers to get spectacular prices on all your favorite dried fruits & nuts!

Raw, California Grown

Whole Almonds

Reg. $3.99 (9.5 oz.)

On sale for $2.49

Just because California is about to have another massive crop of Almonds (a subject I’ll get to in a moment) you’d think prices would be down…SORRY…NOT SO…prices have continued to rise. The reason is…you guessed it…supply and demand. Not only are USA folks consuming almonds like never before, but so are other countries…Japan has been for years…but recently China’s consumption has become a huge factor, while India is gaining momentum. As China continues to gain economically more Chinese citizens can afford to buy this excellent nut. Increased exportation, combined with our demand, has driven the price skyward, even if only moderately.

Raw almonds are a healthy nutritional choice. Though I buy more than 30 selections of almonds, including roasted and flavored varieties, I’ll always tell any interested individuals to eat raw nuts regularly. Sure, it’s OK to have a roasted flavored nut snack now and again, but you can’t beat raw nuts in relation to healthy eating.

California grows 100% of USA’s commercial crop of Almonds…And California produces about 80% of the world’s supply of Almonds!

More and more of you have discovered the incredible benefits of eating these wonderful nuts—because you are eating them at a record shattering pace…the facts prove it!

Records continue to fall with each passing year:

  • In recent years sales have increased 6-9% per year
  • California’s 2010’s record breaking crop production stood at an incredible 1.64 billion pounds
  • California’s 2011’s crop is predicted to be another record—a mind-boggling 1.95 billion pounds
John outside with produce

John Sigona is the dried fruit & nut buyer for Sigona's Farmers Markets in Palo Alto and Redwood City, Calif.

Health benefits of Almonds are seemingly endless, as nutritional experts, and many of you, continue to marvel at scientific discoveries—here a few of them:

  • Full of antioxidants, especially Flavonoids, which can help fight cancer and heart disease
  • Healthy for your skin
  • Significant Protein
  • Significant Fiber
  • Very high in Vitamin E
  • Lots of Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Riboflavin
  • Significant Vitamin’s B1, B2, B3

This is really an exceptionally special price for our Raw Almonds—and a good time to load up because I don’t know when I’ll be able to do this again.

Almonds will store well for 2-3 months in your freezer or refrigerator. Remember to store them in an air tight container to maintain freshness.

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