Overview

This raw cashew apple salad is perfect as a side salad. Cashew, carrots and apple are key ingredients here. A food processor is required to get the right texture for this recipe.
  • Prep Time

    7 min
  • Total Time

    7 min
  • Suggested Servings

    3 servings
  • Shelf Life

    Eat immediately
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Place all ingredients in your food processor.
  • 2. Pulse very briefly. Just pulse once and take a look!
  • 3. Contine to pulse briefly to get the a "chicken-salad" type consistency that is quite chunky, like the attached picture. Go slow!
  • 4. Consume immediately.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

I like to use a crisp green Granny Smith apple or Gala apple in this recipe, but any apple will do. I use a medium-to-large apple.

Don't over-process, because it will look like the attached pic in just a quick pulse or two! So go slow.

This recipe does not keep well AT ALL. Just make it immediately before you want to eat it, and eat it all or force other people to help you eat it!

This makes a great side salad. It's a bit heavy for a whole meal, but I have eaten it as an entire meal on occasion.

PS: I am so addicted to creating pie recipes that it was hard for me to buckle down to make a savory recipe, but I know that they are both important!

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, and Vitamin K.

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Ouch, hate it when that happens Ailie! lol

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Hi Rienne, I have ebooks and digital recipe books available in "The Rawtarian's Kitchen" - info here: www.therawtarian.com/TRK

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Read 'a tablespoon of onion' as 'a whole onion'.... Let's just say after a few mouthfuls, our systems are clear!
We will definitely try it again with the correct quantities and let you know what we think then :-)

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I just made this again & tweaked the basic recipe, adding 1/4 of an orange bell pepper,chopped, 1/2 of an English cucumber,seeded & chopped, a handful of pecans,& celery. I put everything on a bed of romaine lettuce. It was even better than the first time that I made it. This recipe will be in my salad rotation often.

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Mmm, sounds delish, Susan!

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I just made this, leaving out the onion since I'm allergic to them. I added romaine lettuce & a bit of ranch dressing, mixing everything up well. It was really good & I will be making it again. I also want to try it with celery added.

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I'm glad you liked the salad, Susan! Celery would definitely add some crunchy zing!

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Should the nuts be soaked?

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Hi Kay! No need to soak the nuts

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I've tried about 8 recipes now and this my favorite so far! What an exquisite dish! So refreshing and tasty!

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Thank you, Nichole. I'm so pleased you like this salad! :)

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Ive been making this salad for a few months now and its quick, easy and includes ingredients that I would have in my pantry all the time (so there is no need to go out and buy ingredients especially for it). I whip it up for a meal on the run, rather than a side salad and I find it stores quite well for about 24 hours in the fridge if absolutely necessary. I'm not a whiz in the kitchen ... at all ... and the vast majority of your recipes are friendly for even an absolute novice like me. Thank you so much for the simplicity and nutritional value of your recipes!

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Hi Pollymum, so glad this is one of your regular staples. It's definitely my goal to create staples like this one that are easy for non-cook-types (since I consider myself a non-cook-type too)!

Glad to have you here with me :)

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My boyfriend and I just made this, and WOW! so fast and really yummy!!! We added some raw cheese though...hehe

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Love it, Chantell! Hopefully your boyfriend enjoyed too :)

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This is so yummy! All I had on hand was a royal gala apple, but it was still delicious... I noticed that the apple in the picture looks like a granny smith. I will have to use a granny smith next time.
Also, I think that I will also add a clove of garlic... mmmm yummy!

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So glad you enjoyed this one, Hollie! I usually just use whatever apple I have on hand in the fridge ;)

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Mia's Review

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Absolutely delicious! Love it lots. This is the first raw food dish I've made, consciously, and cannot fault it! Thanks!

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Love your pics Mia!!!! How'd you do that photo montage? Glad your first raw recipe was a success :)

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I take photo's with my smartphone (Samsung S2) and then you can edit them to put them into a montage. If you have a smartphone, you should be able to do the same with some kind of photo editor application that either comes with the phone or you can find one to install for free.
I'm finding a lot of vegan/raw recipes require the use of nuts, however they're proving to be quite expensive for my budget. Do you have any hints/tips on how to go about buying nuts in bulk for cheap please? (or fresh herbs for that matter?)

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Genius! I have an iPad and an Android phone and I need to use them more!

Re: nuts, I buy in bulk, nuts.com is pretty good depending on where you live (re: shipping)

Also, herbs, consider growing your own if you can!! I am a terrible gardening but I am focusing on herbs, especially chives, basil and mint.

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do you use Raw cashews in all your raw recipes?

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Hi Kayla, I use unsalted, unroasted cashews

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Becky Hughes's Review

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The apple salad is absolutely delish! My hubby and I totally loved it. Great combination, and I also added the avocado because I crave them so. Thanks for the great raw food recipe. From a pair of raw food newbies.

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Becky, sounds like you are on a roll and won't be considering yourself a newbie for long :)

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Joana's Review

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I made this salad for my luch today and I really loved it! Very fresh and satisfying! I'll be making this salad often for sure! Thank you so much for your tasty and easy recipes.

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Hi Joana,

I'm so glad that you enjoyed the salad recipe. Glad to have you here with me!

xox

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Matthew's Review

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This is soooooo very tasty and took all of 5 mins to make. Thanks!

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Hi Matthew,

That is the best compliment that I could receive.... I love recipes that are fast and tasty! This one is a keeper for sure.

Glad to have you here. :)

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Hey there, I want to try this soon. Do I need to soak the cashews first? And if so, for how long?

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Hi Rochelle, no do not soak the cashews! In this recipe you need dry cashews for sure.

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LaNita's Review

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Yummy :) simple and easy to make yet so good

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Do your little ones like this one, LaNita?

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Melanie Hart's Review

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Love this recipe, it is now a raw staple for me. I make it for the beach put it in flax bread or eat as a salad. Very easy to make and I always have the ingredients in my house

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Melanie, it is a perfect beach food, isn't it! Throw in a little tupperware and it's ready to go. I love the beach. We live in a rural area of Canada with beautiful sandy beaches everywhere. So I am at the beach a lot in July and Aug :)

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OMGosh, this is so FRIGGIN good....I didn't have dill, but put some asparagus in....eating now.....yum yum yum~

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I made this today, without the dill spice or salt, but it was soooo delicious! I plan on making it very often :)

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Awesome Elisabeth! Sounds like it's going in your "keeper" pile :)

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Super good! I, too, added avocado and ate it with spicy mustard. Super yummy and very quick! Will make again. Oh, and I don't have a food processor so I chopped the cashews up first in a blender, took them out, then added everything else. It turned out nice. I served on top of chopped collard greens! I licked my bowl! :)

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Devan, licking the bowl is the best compliment ever ;)

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I love this recipe so simple and fast, yet full of flavor!

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Hi Laura, me too. Love it for the exact same reasons!

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Yummy! I might put a little. Celery in next time

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Hi Cindy, Nice idea. I agree that chopped celery would go really well with this recipe for sure

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Going to try this for my first raw food potluck. I also have a 13 yr old who is wary of anything new and "raw." Hoping to turn her around with this salad. Very excited to find some new recipes and learn that going raw isn't boring!

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Best of luck with your 13yo, Lovely! That is a tough age. :)

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Do we need to soak the cashews for this recipe? If so, how long?

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Hi Jen, no, do not soak the cashews :)

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Read 'a tablespoon of onion' as 'a whole onion'.... Let's just say after a few mouthfuls, our systems are clear!
We will definitely try it again with the correct quantities and let you know what we think then :-)

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Ouch, hate it when that happens Ailie! lol

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We tried it again and it was lovely! Much better with the correct amount of onion :-D
So refreshing and tasty, even for fussy eaters!
Ailie x

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So glad you tried it again Ailie!!!

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I have made this twice now...it's amazzzzzingggg! :)

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It's in my regular rotation too Tobi. So glad you enjoyed!

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Tobi :)

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LOVE!

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Siobbhan doesn't mince words :) Glad you liked :)

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I'm a college student looking to eat more raw foods.. with a limited budget and materials, this recipe was perfect. I absolutely loved it. it was easy, and DELICIOUS. I thought I would have to go out of my way to go raw but this was easy to make on the go and I loved how much substance it had for so little calories. Thank you so much.

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Hi Chelsea, so glad my recipes are helping you out! Sounds like you are on a roll :)

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Just made this & it is so refreshing and YUM! I omitted the onions, but added a little curry & ginger. Deelish!
Thanks for all lthe great recipes!

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Hi Kellie, sounds like some delicious additions to spice it up! Glad to have you here :)

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This was so fabulous. I can't say enough about this. I am one of those people that can eat the same thing over and over and over. This is my go to meal for lunch or dinner. Thank you for this outstanding recipe...

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I am the same way, Jacksotc. If I like something, watch out, I just might eat it every day for two weeks heehee. The nice thing about this recipe is you can switch it up a bit to make it a bit different depending on what you have on hand - just try to keep the textures the same and it should work out great. :)

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Wow! I use this recipe several times a week now, with one variation or another. I use whatever I have on hand. I've been using lime juice this week because that's what I've got — Yum!

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Hi Serena, I'm so glad that you enjoyed this recipe. It's pretty quick and doesn't require too much chopping :)

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Made this tonight for a paleo couples dinner, introducing some non paleo friends to the goodness of healthy eating. Everyone loved this and asked what the dressing was, and couldn't believe it was just lemon juice. I didn't add the dill rather serve it with epicure dill topper to suit individual taste.... Fantastic!! Everyone raved about it. Thank you I am a fan and am now hooked!

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Glad you got your friends raving. Fun!

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I know what I am having for lunch tomorrow.. :-)

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And it'll be ready in a jiffy Thabo!

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Am eating it right now. I used rosemary instead of dill (that was what I had in the cupboard). And I sliced some avocado into it too.

This is great.. Will certainly be eating it more often.

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Glad you liked, Thabo. And thanks for coming back to share your experience with it! I just looooove rosemary

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Loved this recipe! I wish I could have saved half of it....it is enough for 2 servings to me. I will definitely make it again!

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It is pretty big for one meal, isn't it Sandy!

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this is really good and fast to make.

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Glad you enjoyed it Jonathan! Glad to see you in TRK too :)

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Did you chop up the carrot or the apple before putting them into the food processor?

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Hi Gianni, I simply chopped them up very roughly before hand. For example, I chopped the carrot into 3 or 4 pieces and as -  for the apple - I chopped it into four sections and roughly cut out the core. That's it!

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it was delicious.thx . can't wait to try the rest of my recipes. do u have a recipe book?

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Hi Rienne, I have ebooks and digital recipe books available in "The Rawtarian's Kitchen" - info here: www.therawtarian.com/TRK

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We made this today! Yum! I used cucumber slices as "Chips" and garnished with avocado slices and raisins! YUmmmmm

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Yum, Tamara that sounds gourmet!

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This looks great! Thank you.

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You're welcome Sam. Glad to see you're using the app!

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What if I do not have a food processor?
I can just chop up everything and mix together, but I wouldn't be able to add the cashews

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Hi Tanika, this recipe won't work well unless you use a food processor. I say refrain from making it until you get one. They are not very expensive, $50 or $60 should do it from  your local big box store. Very worth the $!

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I love all of your recipes. They're my go to recipes, which I do on a daily basis. Would you please add the serving size on these? It's probably a no brainier to most, but I'm a little slow. Thanks again for your wonderful gift!

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Ronda, now THAT is a very good idea about a serving size section. I have added to my to-do list! Not sure when it will happen but I like the idea and I think it will happen eventually! It just makes sense to have it

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I wish there was a share feature so I could post my fb page

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Hi Kim, thank you for your excellent idea! I have added this to my app to-do list! Not sure if/when it will materialize cause this dang app was complicated to get built, but I love the idea and I will be advocating for it!

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This was delicious, and even my sister (who is not a big fan of raw) loved it.

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Hi Bree, anything that skeptical non-rawers like is a thumbs up in my book! Now I KNOW I did not spell sceptical right. Lol I am not looking it up because I am at least aknowledging that I cannot spell. But you do not come here for my spelling, you come here for my recipes, yah?

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I just whipped this up and it is delicious and SO simple. It will be great on a hot summer day. I like some of the suggestions for adding other things, but it can certainly stand on the basic ingredients listed! I am looking forward to making more of your savory dishes.

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Hi Lynnette, those are lovely kind words :) I agree, it is very summery!

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Just made this salad. I added a lil Garlic, pepper and some celery and stone ground mustard....I always add stuff tho

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Adding stuff is always part of the fun, Barclay! Actually, that's what I try to do is prepare a good base recipe that can be jazzed up a bit as you like it.  :)   It keeps the recipe simple and good on its own, but also  allows you to play a bit too!

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My non vegan husband loved it! So simple and tasty. When I served it on a thin layer of mixed greens with chopped avocado it made for a beautiful presentation and we ate it for our main (only) lunch meal. It looked and tasted fancy like I slaved over it for hours instead of only 2 minutes. I didn't have any dill so skipped it this time. Looking forward to making again with the dill.

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Yum!! I'm adding this to my regular meal plan!

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Anything that you want to make again is success in my world!

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I did it! and I added 1 baby zucchini as well and just half of the nuts, cuz I didn't have more at home! so I replaced that with 1/4 of a big avocado and it turned out absolutely amazing! Thanks for the fabulous ideas! only 10 more likes to 10,000!!!!!! yay!!

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Congrats!! And we did get to 10,000 ! And beyond! Who knew there were that many raw foodies out there! I love your substitutions - you are a superstar and must know what you are doing :)

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I was going to try and wait for lunch to make this, but my cashews are already soaked and I can't wait any longer, so looks like it will be breakfast. :) I have been following your site for a few months now and I'm very excited to see that you have an app as well...will be getting that today. Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes.

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Hi Tobi, why wait for lunch?? heehee glad you didn't :) I wonder if you got the app?

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My kids love salads, but only boring ones. Cant wait to try this as i think theyll love it. My 3 picky eaters havent refused a single recipe from your site. Thanks again :)

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Hi Melinda, hopefully this won't be the one that they refuse lol

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