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08-24-2007, 11:25 AM
So how about raw almonds, In Alissa's book they are on the list of things you can eat.. Then I read about soaking and sprouting. Can you just eat plain raw almonds?
08-24-2007, 11:30 AM
You can but the purpose of soaking and sprouting is that nuts come with an enzyme prohibitor which when you soak you release that prohibitor and they are better digested. Your body won't have to use it's enzymes to help digest. It can do stuff like heal and all...
08-24-2007, 11:32 AM
Ditto to Lucy, but I also wanted to add that soaking and sprouting changes their texture into a really pleasant crunch instead of the teeth breaking crunch from the regular ones :rolleyes:
08-24-2007, 12:19 PM
So raw nuts from the store are ok to eat just not the best way.
How about after you soak then dehydrate; do they return to their dry state or do they stay alive.
I know I have soooo many ?'s I have to get all the info out of you that I can.
Nurse in the Raw
08-24-2007, 12:34 PM
After you soak and dehydrate nuts, they do return to their crunchy state and their enzymes remain intact. You can also freeze them for longer shelf life.
08-24-2007, 12:39 PM
Once you soak them, they are alive. Then you can dehydrate, and they are still alive. At that point you can freeze, an they are still alive.
How about if you freeze them before you soak.
08-24-2007, 05:52 PM
How long should they soak? Maybe not soaking my almonds is making me bloated because of the work it takes to digest them?
08-24-2007, 06:41 PM
So, I have been wondering about this. If you take soaked, dehydrated nuts/seeds that had just begun to sprout when you dried them out, and soak them again, will they keep on growing where they left off?
I guess if nobody knows, I'll do this little experiment and see what happens ;)
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