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01-16-2007, 09:57 AM
Is there such a thing as raw pine nuts, lentils, and other beans and such? Or do you just buy organic pine nuts and then sprout the organic dried lentils, beans and such? Because I've been looking and can't find any that say raw specifically thus far. Thanks guys and gals for all of your help to what seems to me like a stupid question!
01-16-2007, 11:25 AM
Funny you mentioned pine nuts. I was just looking at a wild edible website. Here's the link. It's very interesting...
If you're around pine trees, and the right kind, you can have at 'em for free. I will be exploring that shortly myself.
As for buying it, you may need to contact the suppliers as to raw.
Very few legumes are edible raw. It's been said that all variety of lentils are edible raw - brown, red, green, french, and black. (Soaked overnight and sprouted until tails grow out of them).
Also, Adzuki beans & Chickpeas
(Never eat raw kidney beans. They taste bad and are poisonous uncooked).
01-16-2007, 11:32 AM
I routinely sprout lentils, so they are indeed raw.
01-16-2007, 12:21 PM
Just as RawandNatural said. The only real way is to test it by sprouting it. Many legumes will sprout to a certain degree....even the ones you buy in the grocery store! LOL. Pine nuts.....as sold in most stores....probably will not. You might find some fresh sources on E-bay.
-David Z. Mason
01-16-2007, 04:10 PM
Thanks you guys! I feel like such a dork! But I figure that it's one of those things that I wouldn't know unless I asked! Thanks again!
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