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11-23-2008, 07:35 AM
I was able to buy some raw almonds from California. I just soaked my first batch and noticed something interesting. The "raw" almonds I got from the Natural Food Store (which I understand are now pasteurized) turned the soak water brown after 8-12 hours. The new almonds did not turn the water at all. Also, these almonds have a more intense almond flavor than did the other ones. Any ideas on why the other almonds may have turned the water brown?
I always get brown water from the almonds I buy... I really don't know why. The almonds I buy are raw and still in the shell. I hand shell them and then soak them.
Perhaps in some cases they are prerinsed? :confused:
11-23-2008, 10:52 AM
Almonds turn the water brown because of the tannins in the skin...not an indication of freshness or anything else that I know of.
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