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01-09-2005, 08:04 AM
I soak almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and others. My problem is how to store them? After soaking, I air dry them on a towel and then place in containers and refridgerate. My probelm is they are bit slimy and seem to smell a bit sour.
How do you process nuts? How do you dry and store them?
Thanks in advance,
01-09-2005, 08:54 AM
I've heard that people do just as you...store them in the fridge. Me, myself, I tend to soak only what I need for a particular recipe but if I'm soaking a lot of them to have around for a bit, I'll dehydrate them overnight until they're dry.
Some may feel this defeats the purpose, but I tend to feel it still has the same effect as if they weren't dried because when I eat nuts right out of the pack, I can FEEL it immediately...indigestion, stomach discomfort and sometimes a headache develops. But when I eat nuts that I've soaked, then dried in the dehydrator, I don't feel any effects like that at all! And the taste/texture of them is different too.
If you don't have a dehydrator, then I would advise not soaking the whole lot of your nuts, but just what you may need for the course of a day or two at the most to use in a recipe or to just eat alone. When they're gone or almost gone, then get more of them in a jar to soak if you think you'll need a bit more over the NEXT couple of days or so...something like that!
01-09-2005, 12:44 PM
why do we soak nuts? Even raw ones?
01-09-2005, 01:02 PM
Nuts and seeds are soaked to release the enzyme inhibitors they naturally form when taken from the tree (or something like that) and to make them easier to digest. If you were to do a little "test" and eat a handful of nuts that hadn't been soaked and then an hour later eat a handful of nuts that have been soaked overnight, you may notice a difference in how your body reacts to them.
01-09-2005, 01:14 PM
Hmkay. I'll give that a go.
01-10-2005, 01:12 PM
I soak about a cup of nuts overnight on the counter and then rinse them and store them in the fridge. I haven't had any problems with them going bad and I've nibbled on them for up to four days.
01-10-2005, 04:25 PM
I only soak small quantities, refridgerate after soaking and they keep fine for a 2-3 days in the fridge - by which time they're all eaten up!
01-11-2005, 11:01 PM
I think it is better to have inshell nuts instead of shelled nuts. I read that shelled nuts are already rancid before you buy them. plus you dont have to soak them. That is my offer to everyone.
01-12-2005, 08:47 AM
Man all that soaking and drying......bless you...too much trouble for me man.....I make sure they are raw and then eat:)
01-13-2005, 07:44 PM
[QUOTE=SamIAm]I soak almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and others. My problem is how to store them? After soaking, I air dry them on a towel and then place in containers and refridgerate. My probelm is they are bit slimy and seem to smell a bit sour.
What do you soak them in? Just water?
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