If you consider yourself a “health nut”, then you probably heard about this new health trend called activated nuts. It might sound strange but those who introduced this new health concept believe that it actually brings a lot of benefits. Before you look for activated nuts online to buy, find out more about this new health trend.
Introduction to Activated Nuts
Activated nuts are those that are soaked in water and salt mixture for a certain period of time. This soaking process activates the nut’s sprouting process. The salt in the mixture is responsible for awakening the enzymes found in the nuts. The prep time will only take a few minutes. Meanwhile, you should leave the nuts in the salt and water mixture for about 10 hours or until you see that they start to sprout. The total drying time will differ on the drying method used; however, letting it dry for about 12 hours will get the job done.
After that, the nut is removed from the mixture and dehydrated. It is believed that the soaking process boosts the nutritional value of the nuts and makes it easier to digest. You can place the nuts in a dehydrator or oven. Make sure they are completely dry and crisp before you take them out. Otherwise, there is a risk that the nuts could develop molds. And if you have spent a great deal of money on expensive nuts like almond or macadamia, you would not want to run that risk. After that, store them somewhere with a low temperature such as your freezer. This will help to prevent the natural fats in the nuts from turning rancid. This will also preserve the nutritional value in the nuts. Read more Let’s Be Natural.