Friday, September 2, 2011

Soaking Raw, Organic Nuts

Everyone loves that handful of walnuts or almonds, but what you probably didn't know is that you aren't getting all of the benefits of the nuts you are eating. Nuts contain enzyme inhibitors such as phytic acid, which make it harder for your body to digest them, much less absorb all of the needed nutrients. By soaking the nut it releases the enzyme inhibitor, which in turn releases the good enzymes and all the other beneficial nutrients.

Benefits of Soaking Nuts and Seeds
  • Neutralizes the natural occurring enzyme inhibitor.
  • Increases the amount of vitamins your body absorbs.
  • Makes the digestion of the nut much easier.
  • Reduces Phytic acid, which inhibits the absorption of vital minerals. 

  •  If you are NOT going to dehydrate your nuts then soak an amount you will eat within three or four days because they will mold.  If they start to stink and the smell doesn't wash away after you rinse them a few times THROW THEM OUT.
  • Soak nuts in filtered water in a glass or stainless steel bowl in the fridge. 
  • Change the water once or twice a day
  • Rinse nuts each time you change the water
  • After soaking overnight, lay nuts on your dehydrator trays and dehydrate them for 12-18 hours or until dry and crunchy.
  • Store them in the fridge for a longer shelf life.

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