View Full Version : Soaked vs. non-soaked?
03-08-2007, 05:48 PM
What's the difference between soaked almonds vs. non-soaked almonds? Certainly the non-soaked almonds are easier to chew, but is there anything else to note? Does the digestive system get more out of soaked almonds as they would be easier to break down (perhaps)?
03-08-2007, 05:56 PM
Nuts and seeds have an enzyme inhibitor that make them difficult to digest. Soaking rids them of that. When they are sprouted, they are in a predigested form, and they have the most nutrition and are easiest to digest.
03-08-2007, 06:00 PM
Soaking the makes them ALIVE!
plus soaking them makes it easier to remove the skins -if you wish since they are high in tannins which are very hard to digest and very astringent. don't have to remove skin --depends on preference.
03-08-2007, 06:32 PM
but is it still okay to eat them unsoaked? i love the "crunchiness" of nuts!
03-08-2007, 07:11 PM
I soak them, then put them in the dehydator for about a day and a half. Then they're nice and crunchy again!!
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