More than just nuts, I believe in creating a better food future. I started Rich Nuts because as a firefighter, I was in search of a protein-rich snack that could sustain me through my long shifts. I was determined to find a better option for myself and my crew. So I set out to create it with these goals in mind: it had to be nutritious, sustaining, delicious, and good for the people & planet.
After I discovered that sprouting nuts made them more nutrient-dense and easier to digest, I started soaking cashews in water. However, this only made them soggy and unappetizing. So I worked to bring back their flavor and crunch by seasoning them with savory spices and dehydrating them at a low temperature. It was magic! The sprouted nuts were now crunchy and full of flavor. During my breaks at the firehouse, I would make batch after batch, experimenting with different spice and nut combinations—letting my fellow firefighters taste-test along the way.
Soon I was getting orders from friends, family, and co-workers. It was then decided I had to share them with the world and Rich Nuts was born. However, I wanted my creations to be more than just snacks—I wanted them to bring richness back to a world that had become increasingly artificial and mass produced.
To me, food is about more than nourishing the body, It’s about nourishing the land and farmers who grow it. From seed to shelf, my goal is to work closely to ensure every ingredient and every person along the supply is thought of and cared for. This means ethically sourcing nuts from sustainable farms, and making sure my recipes never contain GMO’s, preservatives, or unnecessary additives.