Nuts are the perfect snack when you feel like snacking on something. Raw nuts have enzyme inhibitors that keep them from sprouting prematurely and make them less digestible. Once they are soaked in water for 1 hour or more, the sprouting process is stimulated and then enzymes are neutralized. Typically nuts are soaked in clean water overnight.
Nuts are high in protein, packed with anti-oxidants and rich in much needed Omega 3 oils. Looking for extra minerals? Nuts are a rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. Nuts are low in calories and give your digestive system doses of soluble and insoluble fiber.
Here are a few ideas on how to get creative with your nuts. If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can simply place your nuts on clean dish towels and let air dry for 12-24 hours. Bon Appétit!
Once you have rinsed and drained your nuts, simply sprinkle with Tamari , (which is a fermented soy sauce), or Liquid Aminos by Braggs. Sprinkle lightly so as to nut make them too salty. Stir vigorously to evenly spread the flavoring. Air dry or place in dehydrator for 12 hours at 115 F.
Drizzle raw honey or organic agave over the nuts. Sprinkle cinnamon generously over the nuts. Stir vigorously and spread on towels or dehydrator panels. Air dry or dehydrate for 12 hours at 115 F.
Carry nuts with you in your purse, in your car or in your sports bag. When you have an urge to snack on something, you will have a healthy snack at hand. Enjoy!