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03-25-2007, 03:22 PM
I have heard that certain nuts do not require soaking because they don't have enzyme inhibitors; the chef at a raw food restaurant said macadamias and i think sesame seeds. so i was all stoked and i ate a bunch of raw macadamias, unsoaked, and felt kinda weird after... whats the deal?
03-25-2007, 04:32 PM
You could have felt sick 1) because they were not soaked (I try to soak all of the nuts I purchase and I only buy organic nuts now 2) perhaps you ate too many nuts? If I eat more than a handful I start to full sick to my stomach. I usually do better when they are ground up in the desserts. Give yourself a few days and soak them, then try them again perhaps and see if you feel any better?
03-25-2007, 05:34 PM
I have read that you do not have to soak nuts if they do not have a brown coat or skin. I eat macs not soaked and also pine nuts. I also eat almonds not soaked if I just eat them out of the bag, but I know they are better for you soaked.
03-25-2007, 11:13 PM
Hello fellow surfer!!
For me, to be safe, I always soak all nuts and seeds. Seeds (flax, sunflower, and sesame) get sprouted, nuts are just soaked.
I also always grind them up real well in either the Vitamix (for sesame and flax seeds) or food processor (all others).
With these practices, I don't usually have problems digesting either one.
Also, with macs (which go rancid very quickly), you want to eat them as soon as possible after cracking. If you can't eat them immediately, keep them refrigerated.
03-26-2007, 10:53 AM
if the macs say raw but arent in the shell, are they truly raw?
03-26-2007, 10:42 PM
Hey Raw Surfer -
it depends on at what temperature they are dried. The ones we carry are air dried in the shell and cracked-out to order. That way, they are not sitting around somewhere going rancid or oxidating.
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