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04-11-2006, 06:02 PM
I soaked some raw almonds today and after 3 hours I went to change the water and it was fizzy with some foamy stuff top, very odd...I have never seen this. Grossed out I threw them out. It that a sign of being rancid maybe ? I ate a few pre soak and they seemed fine..oh quite a few were chipped and broken too.
04-11-2006, 06:18 PM
Foamy and fizzy is usually a sign of fermentation. Perhaps they were too warm? That could do it. Unless I need them real fast I sprout almonds in the refridgerator to eliminate fermentation.
04-11-2006, 06:59 PM
My water was cold, and my kitchen is 68 so no to the warm. Thats why it is odd, nuts should not ferment in three hours, IMO.
04-11-2006, 07:56 PM
Hi, I've had almonds do this often, but only usually after they've been on my counter a couple of days, I change the soak water often.
So, maybe your nuts were older, but the foam isn't a problem, just rinse rinse rinse and taste one of the nuts, if it tastes okay, then use them, if not then toss them, I've only had to toss almonds once, -- LOL I learn fast!!
mostly it's all in the rinse,
rinse rinse rinse, then soak, then rinse rinse rinse again after about 4 hours, then continue, you can do this up to about 3 days, but usually after 24 hours, I put them (water and all) into the fridge, they will last there about a week,if you rinse rinse rinse at least once or twice a day.
I know you said you already tossed them, but for the next time, you could probably use them.
04-11-2006, 09:13 PM
Thanks..yesh I should of kept them but once tossed to late. Live and learn right ?!!! Thanks again.
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