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08-26-2008, 03:04 PM
just a question about sth I read lot of times, and I'm not sure I'm understanding it alright...
In some recipes it is something like "nuts soaked, then dried" ¿¿¿???
Why do you soak for hours and dry them afterwards? how do you dry them, in the dehydrator or just on a plate with the effect of the air?
Why do you do that??
Thank you guys!
08-26-2008, 05:52 PM
The purpose of soaking nuts and seeds is to bring out their latent "healthfulness". By getting them to sprout as if we were going to plant them, we awaken all their nutrients, and when we then dehydrate them in our dehydrators, so we can use them in recipes, we are benefiting from all their nutrients, vitamins and enzymes.
See any good raw food book (you might even find them online) for the times and procedures for soaking and sprouting.
08-26-2008, 05:55 PM
I don't get a gut ache if I soak nuts beforehand.
08-26-2008, 06:18 PM
You will be amazed at the difference in taste! I was shocked the first time I soaked walnuts & dehydrated them. They don't cut the roof of my mouth and they taste amazing. After you soak the walnuts (4 hours to germinate them) you will pour off this dark brown liquid, which must be what makes them taste bitter before soaking. Dehydrate for about 8 to 12 hours to make them crisp.
Almonds are awesome also this way. They are sweeter, I think, after soaking and more nutritious. Try it; you'll like it!!
08-26-2008, 08:01 PM
I agree. Soaking is best. The seeds/nuts need to be soaked to get rid of the enzyme inhibitors that are on them so that when you eat them the enzymes will work better at digesting in your stomach when you eat them. :) Soak and rinse them good. Dehydrate them to return them to regular dry state. That's what I did and they're delicious that way!
Personally, I *love* them soaked so much, I don't know I would want to dehydrate them again. They are so full of life and moisture that way.... crunchy..um.... they remind me of water chestnuts.
Also, I will get a dehydrator soon, but I'll use only for the occasion treat (both for me and the kid). Dehydrators don't kill the enzymes and such, but they DO dehydrate the food and I need all the water I can get. :D
09-04-2008, 03:23 PM
Thanks for your answers!
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