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#1 of 5 Old 10-11-2011, 07:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am slowly dipping my toe into the world of Weston Price!

 

I eat a lot of raw almonds.  I tried to sprout them (soaked for one day, rinsed three times a day for three days, let drain), but they would not sprout.  They did get larger, softer, and lose their flavor.  My three year old said, "they taste like seeds".  Is that a good thing?

 

A friend said I would have to buy unpasturized, raw, organic almonds to be able to sprout.  I can't afford those right now.  They are obscenely expensive where I live. Are soaked nuts that don't sprout but soften still useful in some way?  Easier to digest? 

 

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Your nuts will not sprout because by law, all almonds must be pasteurized, either by heat/steam or by chemical.
This renders them dead.
Oddly enough, they may still be called raw almonds.
Your only option is to soak and dehydrate per the NT recipe, to lower the phytate levels.
They will still be nutritious. Sprouting is not the required method for nutrition.


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There are truly raw almonds that you can buy directly from farmers but they're difficult to get because of the law, you have to look for a farmer selling from an "online farmer's market" or "online roadside stand".

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I've got a question re:dehydrating per the NT recipe.

I don't have a dehydrator  and have an electric oven that does not go lower than 170

Do you think that soaked almonds would still be nutritious?

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Here is a trick.
Use a wooden spoon to prop your oven door open.
Use a thermometer to check how far you need to prop it to obtain the temp needed.

Other options are to use a small lamp/bulb in a large cardboard box.

Over all though, do not stress about it. Soaking is the thing you want to worry about. What you do after that is really up to you.


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