Recently my husband and I were searching the Internet about soaking / sprouting nuts.
We had heard that there were benefits by soaking them but didn’t know
what they were, or how to do it. This is what we found out.
All nuts and seeds have bacteria on them, which I didn’t realize before.
Also, nuts and seeds as most fruits, nuts, and vegetables, have a
natural desire to not be picked and eaten. The natural defense is
usually a bitter taste (usually tannin) due to bacteria that grows on
them to protect them, so when birds, bugs, etc. go to eat them the
critter will get a bad taste and not want to consume it.
Another thing that are in these nuts and seeds is an enzyme called
Phytates. This enzyme makes digesting nuts, and seeds difficult.
So to make them cleaner, better tasting, and easier to digest it is
suggested that you soak them and dehydrate them. The result is
fascinating. We tried it and sure enough it really does make a
noticeable difference. We found them to be mild and buttery in flavor.
I put the directions below for you Incase you’d like to try them.
Please let me know what you think. My email is listed below.
Soaking and drying nuts and seeds.
Put nuts, or seeds in a bowl.
Pour hydrogen peroxide to cover them.
Let sit for 2 hours.
Rinse the hydrogen peroxide off really well under running water
In the same bowl cover the nuts with salted water, preferably with
distilled water, I used our well water.
Add 1 Tbsp. Sea Salt
Let soak overnight.
The next day rinse the nuts under running water again very thoroughly.
Pour the nuts, or seeds on to a cookie sheet/jelly roll pan.
Put pan in your oven and turn it on to 110 degrees, or better yet if
you have a dehydrator put them in there (you can put it in the garage
so you don’t heat up your house).
You want to dry them at least 4 hours then check them to see if they
are crispy yet or not.
Once they are crispy they are done.
Remove them from the oven or dehydrator to cool.
Store them in an air tight container in a cool spot or refrigerator.
Here is a list of nuts and seeds they recommend soaking and drying:
Any nut with a brown skin such as walnuts, almonds, pecans, and Brazil nuts.
Chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, alfalfa seeds, sesame
seeds, and flax seeds.I hope you found this helpful