View Full Version : A Question about Soaked Almonds.
09-15-2006, 04:44 PM
I've read somewhere that when you soak almonds, it germinates them and starts the enzyme process going. I've also read that all soaking does it plump up the almonds with water and unless you see the sprout forming, it has not germinated. So...what do you think? Does soaking almonds germinate them? Can you sprout almonds?
09-15-2006, 10:36 PM
Anyone? Does nobody have an opinion on this?
09-15-2006, 11:49 PM
Well --- they DO plump up a bit, but they don't really sprout. But, that's okay. We say that they're sprouted ... and the enzyme inhibitors are released once they've been soaked. They'll never grow little sprouts from their ends like seeds will, which is actually cool because you can use them after just soaking them overnight.
Is that enough info?
09-16-2006, 12:23 AM
I soak mine and wonder why I never did in the past because they taste SO much better soaked!!!!
RAWTRUTH!!! :eek: Good to see you again!!! Missed ya!
Mmmmm soaked almonds are softer and easier to digest - more almond-y taste too and easier to blend up smoothly.
*Pops off to put some in water*
09-16-2006, 12:49 PM
I agree that they are easier to digest...but is that because foods with higher water content are easier to digest? I agree that they taste soooo much better as well. So when the enzyme inhibitors are released, then this does germinate them? Is that essentially what soaking is? I know we all have to soak most seeds in order to sprout them. Is germinating different than sprouting?
Thanks for your input, everyone! :)
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