why soak nuts

Why should nuts be soaked before eating, for how long, hot or cold water, which nuts need soaking?

  • Posted by: Rose
  • November 8, 2013
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Monita
Monita November 8, 2013

I've never soaked nuts before eating. Is this part of a recipe? No reason to soak them for just eating

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darksideofthespoon November 8, 2013

Never heard of soaking nuts either.

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darksideofthespoon November 8, 2013

Actually, I have a nifty recipe for Macadamia Nut Mayonnaise that involves soaking nuts. I've heard of also soaking nuts to make nut milk, but that's about it.

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erin
erin November 8, 2013

I've had recipes that require soaking for an hour - to make it easier to break up the nuts for blending... For example a lot of cashew vegan recipes call for soaking. I think it makes it "creamier".

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erin
erin November 8, 2013

And I just use room temp water

alygator
alygator November 8, 2013

Soaking nuts overnight in water makes them easier to digest. I have recipe where you soak whole almonds in water overnight. The next day you squeeze them out of their skins and then roast them with olive oil and fresh rosemary. You wouldn't believe how delicious they are!

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