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08-15-2005, 07:48 AM
Ok...so I've got a few questions... When eating peanuts, should they be soaked first? for how long? do they sprout?
The same question applies to the Hemp seeds...
And I soaked pinto beans and black turtle beans for about 4 days and only a few of them sprouted...do i keep soaking them untill they all sprout? I dont want to soak them too long, because the black beans had already started to get a funny smell to them. any ideas?
Thanks so much :-)
08-15-2005, 08:10 AM
I don't soak peanuts and don't eat hemp seeds so someone else may have a different response for those.
Sounds to me as though you drowned your pintos and turtles. This might be of assistance to you: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4530&highlight=sprouting+tutorial
08-15-2005, 05:08 PM
Thanks!...that was a big help when it comes to sprouting :-D
08-15-2005, 07:45 PM
Are they really raw peanuts? As far as I know it is very hard to get them unless you order from one of the raw food sites. They are usually imported from Central America.
Revvell, where do you get yours? Your comment suggested you eat peanuts but don't soak them.
08-15-2005, 08:17 PM
Actually, now that you mention it, no, I don't eat them. Just realized that. Mostly eat almonds. I use macs and cashews in a dip I occasionally make; sometimes walnuts or pecans (usually soaked and dehydrated) in banana ice cream. Before your question came up I hadn't realized how rarely I actually eat nuts.
08-16-2005, 04:58 AM
peanuts are acid forming and should be placed on the very bottom of your nut list (and even off your nut list if possible). It sounds from your post that you are soaking your seeds for days. You should follow the guidelines for each product and try not to soak it longer than the recomended time and then drain well and just rinse regularly. Copy a sprouting chart from a book and pin it to your wall or cupboard. It will make it easier for you if you can see the soak and sprout times at a glance. Good Luck
08-16-2005, 08:45 AM
I'm not sure about the peanuts but seeing as they are technically legumes, not nuts, it seems like it would make sense to sprout them...but I have never seen/eaten raw peanuts, so I really don't know. I have seen them for sale on raw sites and got the impression they were to be eaten right out of the bag...hmmm.
As for the beans, I am sure I read somewhere on a raw site that all beans except chickpeas, lentils, mung and...adzuki, maybe?...are toxic/poisonous when eaten raw. Can anyone confirm that? I certainly never see any raw recipes that call for them.
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