Going from best to worst methods.
1. soak, sprout, dehydrate.
2. soak NT style with salt and then dehydrate
3. roast seeds
4. soak to soften for a couple hours
How would you rank these methods. You see, between NT style and raw food style there is a lot of info. out there on which is best. A lot of recipes I see just call for a couple hour soak, this can't be good. But what do you think?
How does one go about soaking nuts until they sprout? How long does it normally take? I've just been soaking overnight in salted water and then toasting them in the oven at 150*F until they are dry. I usually get macadamia nuts, brazil nuts or pepitas. Thanks!
What is NT style?
I agree with that order... and squeeze in velcromom's entry in between 2 & 3. Then, I would put Sieren's "soak overnight" just before velcromom's
But, between 1 & 2 (not knowing what NT stands for), I would add:
Germinate nuts for 48 hours (seeds for 24 hours) & dehydrate.
Don't forget to change the water during germination.
The soaking/germinating for a couple hours is probably for texture... a softer smoother nut leads to a smoother spread.
Sprouting a tail about 1/4-1/2 inch long (est.) gives you a more nutrient dense nut/seed.
The "anti-nutrients" you are referring to are enzyme inhibitors.