Nuts are great! They taste yummy, give you protein, fiber and omega 3 oils. What if I told you there was a way to supercharge them? There is! It is called “sprouting your nuts”.
All nuts and seeds are covered with a protective layer called an “enzyme inhibitors”. This prevents the nut or seed from sprouting if they get wet for a short time. This is protection for the plant, which needs sustained water exposure in order to sprout and grow. In this way the plant won’t waste valuable energy growing in the wrong environment.
When the seeds are soaked for 12 hours, their enzyme inhibitor outside layer dissolves and the nut or seed converts into a plant, Because it is growing it is filled with assessable nutrients and minerals. If you eat a sprouted nut, you will be able to easily absorb and use those nutrients.Print
How to Sprout Seeds and Nuts
It is simple to sprout nuts and seeds! Just apply water, wait a few hours and you are done. Easy, nutritious and assessable!
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 12 hours soaking
- Total Time: -27212287.516667 minute
- Yield: 4 oz.
1/2 cup raw organic nuts such as walnuts, pecan, pepita, cashew, or almond
8 oz. good quality water
clean mason jar 16oz. size
Put the nuts in the mason jar, pour in water. Leave on the counter for 12 hours. Strain the water out, discard. Keep sprouted nuts in the refrigerator for snacking and nut mylk making.
Use the same procedure for seeds such as sesame. If you are trying to sprout flax it will be difficult to strain it, as it becomes slimy. You can soak it, but just blend the water in instead of straining. Use that water where you want sprouted flax seeds.