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06-01-2006, 03:07 PM
Is anyone aware if soaking dates would be sort of similar to soaking grains, nuts or seeds? Anotherwards, if soaking dates makes them become more alive, so to speak, like when one soaks nuts, for instance. I realize that raw dates are already alive, so then why soak them? To make them easier to work with in recipes, perhaps, among other reasons. But soaking is not to make them more "alive"? I realize that they don't sprout like grain soaking initiates sprouting for instance.
A little confused - just always want to be 100% RAW.
Thanks for any help.
06-01-2006, 03:13 PM
Soaking of dates is mainly to make them blend creamier in recipes. Most dates (esp. Medjool dates) are already soft enough to eat and/or blend...but sometimes you may have some harder ones or if you store them in the fridge, they may get hard and thus need to be soaked first. As far as I know, there aren't any enzyme inhibitors on dates like there are with nuts, seeds and grains...so basically it's not done for the same purpose.
06-01-2006, 03:16 PM
Soaking them is like Rawkin said but also if they have been dried then soaking them would rehydrate them.
06-01-2006, 05:33 PM
Thank you for your help Rawkinloks and iloverawfoods - that's what I was hoping to hear. I'm happily 100% RAW now and I'm just making sure about every single thing that I consume being 100% RAW itself.
No more confusion on that one. Now on to the next one.
These message boards are truly phenomenal.
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