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Soaking Nuts & Seeds: Traditional Recipe

A Variety of Nuts & Seeds SoakingNuts and seeds are nutrient-dense and easy to munch. Unfortunately, they also contain large amounts of enzyme inhibitors and plant toxins – like phytic acid. That’s why it’s best to soak them in warm, salty water. If you skip this part, the inhibitors inside of the nuts and seeds can prevent your body from absorbing the nutrients in any food that you eat.

These inhibitors can weaken your digestion, steal nutrients from your body, and cause food sensitivities. If you already struggle with weak digestion or a condition like osteoporosis then you want to do all that you can to keep your gut strong. One of the best ways to minimize harmful enzyme inhibitors and toxins is to make your own nuts and seeds at home with this recipe. 

Recipe

1) Choose raw and organic nuts or seeds.

2) Place in a large, glass mason jar or stainless steel container.

3) Add enough warm water (80-85 degrees F.) to cover nuts/seeds – shake jar gently.

4) Dissolve sea salt into water.

  • 1 tsp. sea salt per cup of pecans or walnuts
  • 1 ½ tsp. sea salt per cup of almonds or hazelnuts
  • 1 tbs. sea salt per cup of pumpkin or sunflower seeds

5) Cover loosely with a lid and put in a warm spot (70-72 degrees) for 8-12 hrs. ~ our incubator kit keeps temperatures steady ~

6) Drain in a fine-meshed sieve, rinsing well.

7) Enjoy nuts and seeds as they are, or sprout and/or dehydrate them.

  • Dehydrating: Place nuts or seeds in single layer on a tray in dehydrator (or in sun) at 105 degrees for 8-24 hrs. or until crispy. Dry them all the way to prevent molding. Typically, the longer a seed or nut is soaked, the longer to dehydrate.
  • Sprouting: Do small batches at a time. Rinse and drain every 6-8 hrs. until they taste good. Place in clean, dry jar. Store in fridge.

Grains Need A Good Soaking

Keep nuts ‘n seeds warm in Incubator Kit

Pumpkin Seed Butter  Recipe

Nuts, with the exception of almonds, aren’t recommended if you have a digestive issue or are on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D). If you’re experiencing an active viral infection, avoid all nuts and seeds-due to their high arginine count.

References

Fallon, S. (2001). Nourishing Traditions. Washington, DC: New Trends Publishing, Inc.

Fallon, S. and Enig, M. (2000). Be Kind To Your Grains…And Your Grains Will Be Kind To YouThe Weston A. Price Foundation.  Retrieved from http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/be-kind-to-your-grains

Nourished Kitchen. (2009). Sprouted Grain: Benefits, Preparation and Recipes. Retrieved from http://nourishedkitchen.com/sprouted-grain/

Wellness Mama. (2016). How (and why) To Soak Nuts & Seeds. Retrieved from http://wellnessmama.com/59139/soaking-nuts-seeds/

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