Why Soak Nuts and Seeds

We make nuts softer, tastier and healthier.

I first encountered soaking 12 years ago when I tried to be a raw foodist. Then it was terribly fashionable, but I did not seriously think about the benefits. She also soaked dried kiwi, for example. It's time to figure it out.

There are several reasons for soaking nuts and seeds. The first one is very suitable for cleaners - any nuts are very dirty. Yes, even those sold in organic departments of bio stores, packed in pretty packs, are very expensive. What can I say about the simple nuts that I buy by weight. Sometimes I have to change the water several times on a handful of almonds - so much dust and dirt that the water turns dark gray and opaque.

The second reason is that nuts become much tastier. Today you bought a bag of walnuts that was waiting for you, but after a couple of hours in water, it tastes like heavenly delight, as if the nuts had just been picked from a tree and brought to you on a plate with a border of your favorite color. Soft, juicy, creamy nuts - everyone will love it.

The third reason is that soaking makes nuts and seeds a slightly healthier food. Nuts contain phytic acid, which can interfere with the absorption of, for example, zinc, iron, calcium and magnesium. When we soak nuts, the enzyme phytase is activated in them, which breaks down phytic acid. Profit!

Soaking time for nuts and seeds:

Almonds and hazelnuts are soaked for 8-12 hours

6-8 hours soaked pine nuts, sunflower, sesame and whole hemp seeds

4-6 hours pecans, Brazilian and walnuts soaked

Cashews, macadamia and pistachios are soaked for 2-3 hours

Flax seeds are soaked for 1 hour

 Pour nuts or seeds with clean water in a ratio of 2: 1 (two glasses of water to one glass of nuts) and leave overnight, or as long as necessary. In the morning, rinse the nuts under running water until the water is clear.

If you soaked a lot of nuts or seeds at once, you can dry them in a frying pan or in the oven so that they do not turn sour.

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