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so i've been stressed and busy and taking care of my bed-ridden boyfriend and decided to treat myself to a raw taco meal tomorrow night! tomato chile, raw taco meat and living sour cream...here's the problem.. i soaked my cashews for a couple hours and they turn purple! i'm a little worried that this is dangerous...anyone else had this experience?

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Comment by Anastazia on July 17, 2010 at 6:00pm
Purple's my favorite color...so now cashews are my favorite nut!
Have a sweet rest of the weekend, & an awesome week comin' up!

~Anastazia~
Comment by Jiggles on July 17, 2010 at 12:24pm
yay! i probably forgot to add how anxious i am... i made my boyfriend try the sour cream this morning in hopes that if he was ok by dinner i would eat it (ha, yes i'm a little nuts)
but knowing you guys use your purple cashews makes me feel 100 x better.
thanks for writing back!
Comment by lisa hudson on July 17, 2010 at 9:32am
It happens to me and I still use them and had never had a problem .
Comment by Jean on July 17, 2010 at 7:53am
Oh I have had mine turn puple many times (over soaked) and use them.
Comment by Jean on July 17, 2010 at 7:46am
Found this.
Answer:
Cashews are fruits that come in two types : yellow and red ones. The seed, or nut, is the most valuable part. The paprika-like fruit of the cashew (in fact not the fruit) can be eaten as fresh fruit or it can be turned into a juice. It has a rather acid but tasteful flavor, and the juice should not be spilled because it can create hard-to-remove stains in clothes.The purple is the juice of the fruit which is reddish purple in color ...Like oranges are orange ..so when you soak them this juice in the nut leeches out .. so cashews have 2 edible parts , the nut and the fruit like part ..
Comment by Jiggles on July 17, 2010 at 2:26am
hey jean-thanks for the response!
-is it possible google is giving us different results? i googled a whole bunch of things but at first only got about 2 relevant hits saying it was safe...as i searched further throughout lots of pages i found a couple saying it ws unsafe...were you getting more than a couple links? would you mind sending them to me?

anyone else have this happen? do i eat the sour cream???
Comment by Jean on July 16, 2010 at 8:53pm
I google cashew soaked purple and got a bunch of hits. The consenses was that it happens and everyone uses them. Not sure why it happens but it does. Follow the google links yourself.
There is a link to another raw group from there.

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