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Why You Should Soak Nuts Before Eating Them?

Thursday, January 12, 2017 5:50
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by Dr Janardhana Hebbar; Cure Joy

Soaking helps to get rid of phytic acid and neutralizing enzyme inhibitors enabling easy digestion and elevating absorption of vitamins and other nutrients in the nuts. The peels are more easily removable, once you soak nuts in hot water. Adding a little salt while soaking will help neutralize the enzymes. It also helps remove dust residue and tannins. The water residue from the soaked nuts must not be re-used for cooking as they might contain harmful substances.

Just like grains, nuts contain phytic acid which is part of their defense mechanism to avoid predators so that they can grow to their full maturity. Often, you may find some bits of nuts in your stools because phytic acid works against easy digestion of the nuts. Soaking helps to get rid of phytic acid and neutralizing enzyme inhibitors enabling easy digestion and elevating absorption of vitamins and other nutrients in the nuts.

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The peels are more easily removable, once you soak nuts in hot water. Adding a little salt while soaking will help neutralize the enzymes. It also helps remove dust residue and tannins. The water residue from the soaked nuts must not be re-used for cooking as they might contain harmful substances.
Number of hours nuts must be soaked:

  • Walnuts: 8 hrs
  • Almonds: 12 hrs
  • Pecans: 8 hrs
  • Pumpkin seeds: 7 hrs
  • Macadamia: 4 hrs
  • Garbanzo beans: 12-48 hrs
  • Pine nuts: 8 hrs
  • Hazelnuts: 8 hrs
  • Cashewnuts: 6 hrs
  • Flax seeds: 6 hrs
  • Alfalfa seeds: 12 hrs
  • Broccoli seeds: 8 hrs.

If you are soaking nuts for more than 8 hours, then it’s advised that you re-wash them and add fresh water for soaking every 8 hours.


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