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I've noticed in a lot of posts people talk about soaking nuts and then drying them.  Could you explain the benifits of doing this and why this is better than just eating raw nuts?  also, could someone tell me if they've had any luck sprouting brown rice?

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Soak your grains in acidulated or plain water first,
to allow enzymes and other helpful organisms to break down
phytic acid, it neutralizes enzyme inhibitors. Phytic acid combines
with iron, and other minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc etc.
and blocks their absorption.
Diets high in unfermented grains may lead to serious mineral
deficiency.
all grains and seeds sprout eventually, just make sure you first soak them in water during the night and then drain the excess water out.
if you leave grains in water longer, they might drown, and not be able to sprout.
keep the grains wet watering the sprouts twice a day, but making sure the water drains away nicely.
I use a colander, and also a dark place, like the inside of your oven when not in used.


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Sheri--I soak nuts to deactivate the phytic acid, and also to wash off mold and dust. Soaking overnight and air-drying in the oven helps make nuts much more edible for me--no more sores on my tongue or stuffy nose and tiredness!  

After the nuts have air-dried, you can eat them as is, or roast them. I like nuts toasted in a skillet with a bit of ghee and olive oil, then seasoned with a small pinch of salt or cayenne, cumin, garlic, or sweet spices like allspice. But that's just my preference. They are perfectly good just air-dried.

You can sprout grains or seeds fairly easily. We always used a wide-mouth mason jar laid on its side, the opening covered with cheesecloth. Here's how you do it: soak the grain/seeds overnight or at least for a few hours, then drain. Put a folded damp paper towel sprinkled with the grain/seeds in a wide-mouth mason jar lying on its side. Cover the opening with cheesecloth or a screened cap that allows air flow. Keep in a cool dry and dark place and mist once a day if the towel seems dry. Use sprouts quickly--they go bad very fast, especially in hot weather.


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I soak most nuts and whole grains- and always beans.
I have noticed an interesting thing:
I normally don´t soak my walnuts when they are fresh from my tree
- but I always soak bought walnuts ( however I have a lot of walnut straight from the tree so I don´t buy a lot)
A few day ago  I found a bag of walnuts I had forgotten - I decided to crack them and a surprising number was still good I ate a few and noticed a tingle and soreness in my mouth so I decide to soak them and dry them agin the next days I have eaten them without any tingle or soreness... so I guess old walnuts/nuts it is REALLY important to soak.

Boy I´m looking foreward to the fresh ones come in a month or so


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oh, thanks for explaining it all to me!

do many of you sprout rice???
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Will soaking the walnuts take the bitter taste out?
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about the rice- no..lazy I guess and use so little.


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I've heard that the trick to sprouting rice is to soak the complete grain - hull/shell and grain.  The rice hull is light brown - reddish in colour.  Can't give a direct opinion because I've never done it !

John


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