Right procedure to eat nuts and seeds

2017-06-14 06:50:06.0

Place 2 cups of seeds and nuts in a bowl.

Pour in enough filtered water to submerge them, with an added 2 inches of water on top.

Stir in 2 tea spoons of sea salt. Allow to sit for 3 to 14 hours. Cashews need to be soaked for 3-4 hours and almonds need to soak for 12-14 hours.

After soaking them, strain and wash thoroughly. Place them on cookie sheets and bake at 150 degrees, just long enough for them to dry.

They need to be completely dry to prevent spoiling. Once dry, place them in an air tight container and store in the refrigerator.

Soaking nuts and seeds starts the process of germination thus cuts down the enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid.

This in turn makes the nutrients a lot more readily available. There is also research to suggest that soaking your nuts and seeds for long periods of time actually increases their nutritional value.