Why Soak Nuts & Seeds?

Why Soak Nuts & Seeds? White nuts and seeds, like pinenuts, cashews, white sesame seeds, do not need to be soak. For all other nuts and seeds, when a recipe calls for nuts and/or seeds to be soaked, it is not optional unless specified in the recipe. Soaking nuts and seeds changes their texture and taste, washes away enzyme inhibitors and natural pesticides, and starts the sprouting process. Sprouting causes the proteins to break down into amino acids, fats into fatty acids and starches into simple carbohydrates. In simpler words, soaking makes digesting nuts and seeds easier.
How & How Long To soak Nuts & Seeds: In a jar, put the amount of nuts and/or seeds you need and fill with filtered water. Let nuts soak at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours, depending on the size of the nut, and seeds for 6 to 12 hours. Discard the soaking water and rinse the nuts and/or seeds well. Store soaked nuts and seeds in fresh water in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Change the water daily.

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