View Full Version : how long should I soak seeds...?
04-07-2011, 09:50 AM
...to deactivate their enzyme inhibitors?
is there a universal time or does it vary depending on type of seed (ie will pumpkin seeds need 2 hours and sunflower just 1)
04-07-2011, 09:54 AM
This URL is often posted here when this question is asked. :)
04-07-2011, 09:56 AM
Generally, the larger seeds need more time and small seeds need less. That's about as close as I can get you. Beans 12 (for mung)-24 (for garbonzo and the like). Multiple water changes in the longer soak periods helps.
You can go to the Sprout People online for a specific seeds requirements. They have a very good sprouting guide set up.
04-07-2011, 10:07 AM
thankyou for the excellent link :)
04-07-2011, 10:20 AM
I guess I am wrong on 24 for larger beans. I apologize. Maybe not required, but I find my mung bean sprouts finish faster if I do soak longer.
Raw Angel Mom
04-07-2011, 11:46 AM
If in doubt, rule of tumb is over night or 12 hours. The chart posted on this thread is very nice and well done.
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