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I'd like to know if you can drink the water (which is not soaked in) from soaked nuts and seeds or should I pour it away?
I'm wondering,because nuts and seeds have some enzyme inhibitors,but I dont know whether these inhibitors just disappear or become harmless after soaking or are released into the water.
I've always heard/read to discard the water and rinse the nuts & seeds well even after soaking. Personally, I definitely would not drink it.
Seems I read somewhere that you can use it to water your plants? I never have though. *Ü*
ok,thanks for the quick answer.
what about grains like buckwheat and millet?
edit:and dried fruits.I always drin kthe water from dried fruits bc its sweet.is it ok?
I soak buckwheat and millet often and I do not drink the soak water. I do not know if the soak water from these are beneficial or not, but I discard it.
A soak or rinse water that I do use is from my sprouts. I will use this water to water my trays of wheat grass and sunflower greens because I'm tending them all at the same time at the kitchen sink.
Yes, I always use the soak water from fruits and veggies! Many times the recipe calls for added water and I'll always use the soak water as part of this liquid. If it's not used in the recipe, I do drink it - yum!
Here's a great sweetener (Nectar of the Gods Sweetener (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thuUwGcRk-0)) I found on YouTube and I've made it 3 times so far. You might enjoy it too - it's really really good! *Ü*
Lady Green Jeans
04-01-2011, 10:27 AM
Good question on soak waters.
I also only use the soak water from things like dried fruit or sundried tomatoes. I also use the soak water from dried mushrooms. I don't drink any of them but I do use them in the recipe that called for the ingredient I soaked or another recipe that would benefit from the flavor--usually a soup.
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