2die4 Live Food's ACTIVATED Pumpkin Seeds have been long-soaked in water, and whole, raw Celtic sea salt. Presto! Fermentation has begun. The nuts are then long-dried (dehydrated, not cooked) at very low temperatures. This arrests, and does not kill the nutrient-enlivening transformation that takes place with fermentation, which simply re-ignites once the nuts are popped into the mouth. Activated nuts and seeds become noticeably lighter, tastier, more nourishing, free of bitterness and markedly more-ish. They have been deemed, in fact, by some very alive customers of ours, as 2die4!!