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Soaking Nuts



Have you heard about soaking nuts and seeds prior to eating them? Sally Fallon, in her book Nourishing Traditions, recommends soaking nuts because they have enzyme inhibitors that stress the digestive system and that soaking in a salt and water solution then slow (24 hr) roasting eliminated them.


Elaine writes:

I do not know what Sally Fallon's background is but every vegetable and fruit that we eat with seeds (like tomatoes) zucchini, and I suspect nuts as well will not sprout and grow unless there is moisture. If that means intestinal digestive enzyme inhibition, OK, but I doubt it. If one likes to do that, I cannot see where it could hurt you but I do not think the reasoning behind it is valid.


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