View Full Version : Question about nuts/seeds in recipes
01-21-2008, 08:37 AM
I'm new to raw recipes, but I can't wait to try some! I'm just wondering though, when I see nuts or or seeds in a recipe, are they always / never / take your pick soaked and/or sprouted? I keep hesitating to try some because I'm never sure. I *think* that the flax seed recipes I'm seeing are NOT soaked (please correct me if I'm wrong!), but other than that, I'm continually wondering.
01-22-2008, 11:55 AM
Bump? How do you all make your recipes that include nuts and seeds?
01-22-2008, 12:00 PM
Whether they are soaked, sprouted or not depends on the recipes.
Flax wont sprout. It's either ground (not soaked before or after) or soaked (and yes, it's supposed to become slimy ~ think egg replacer in your recipes.)
Not clear on your second post.
If the recipe calls for soaked and/or sprouted, then you do it. If not... usually not, although many of us will used soaked and dried.
01-22-2008, 12:03 PM
Sometimes soaking of the nuts is suggested to remove the tannins that are said to destroy enzymes in foods.
01-22-2008, 12:53 PM
Thank you ladies! I was just confused, because I thought you were *always* supposed to soak nuts and sprout seeds, but so many of the recipes just refer to x cups of of nuts or y cups of seeds, and don't specifically say "soaked" or "sprouted". That is a relief, because now I have lots of recipes that I can make without 2-3 days notice, LOL!
THANK YOU!! I'm going to try crackers today!
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