Organic almonds and organic pumpkin seeds are separately dry roasted. The California almonds are misted with imported, wheat free organic tamari soy sauce. The roasted tamari almonds and pumpkin seeds are mixed with raw organic sunflower seeds, California organic raisins, and Eden Montmorency dried tart cherries.
The Montmorency cherries are grown on organic and 'transitional-to-organic' family orchards. They are pitted, infused with organic Eden Apple Juice Concentrate, low heat air-dried, and then very lightly misted with high oleic, organic Eden Safflower Oil to prevent clumping.
Quiet Moon mix Pocket Snack is cholesterol free and very low sodium. Its nuts and seeds contain beneficial monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Quiet Moon mix is a good source of protein, complex carbs, and fiber. Eden Pocket Snacks contain no refined sugars, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, sulfites, preservatives, colorings, flavorings, or any other additives.
There are significant health benefits associated with nuts and seeds. Research at Tufts University in Boston found that most of the nutrients in almonds and their skin, when eaten together, may offer a much higher amount of protection than when the skin and meat of the almond are not taken together. Studies at the University of California, Davis confirmed this and suggest that there are antioxidant compounds in the almond skin, in addition to naturally occurring vitamins, that may provide positive health benefits when eaten with the meat of the almond.
At Kings College in London research showed that we may actually be getting less fat from almonds than previously thought. According to the study the cell wall of the almond may play an important role in the way the body absorbs the fat of the almond. Chewing almonds breaks down the cell wall, but at the same time leaves some intact. Dr. Karen Lapsley senior nutritionist for the Almond Board of California says, "This is exciting new research, because some of the almond remained intact not all of the fat was released for digestion. This suggests that almonds may be a lower calorie food than suspected because not all of the calories from fat are absorbed."